Cladding Solutions for Building Efficiency
In the December / January issue of African Design Magazine, ‘The South African Rebuild’ article unpacks light steel frame building (LSFB) and features the first light steel frame residence in the Knysna rebuild. The question being asked is: ‘Could this now perhaps be the most energy efficient house in the area?’ Read more here https://view.joomag.com/african-design-magazine-adm-36-december-2017/0192051001512651618?short.
KalsiPlank from Marley Building Systems is a product that has been specified in the first LSF Knysna rebuild. It is a fibre cement board purposely designed for external wall cladding. Light, strong and easy to work with, this material is a great combination of aesthetics and technology for both new and renovation projects that demand design versatility for contemporary build solutions.
KalsiPlank is a practical, robust material that is used as an alternative to timber facades. It is non-combustible and resists moisture, high humidity and termite attacks. It can be fixed onto timber or steel framing.
The material forms part of a dry construction system that enables a much faster build to the typical brick and mortar application. KalsiPlank is available in two finishes – smooth and textured. It provides the same visual aesthetic appeal and textured feel as traditional timber without the disadvantages that are usually associated with timber planks (i.e. high maintenance costs, short life span, damp, rot and major fire risk).
KalsiPlank falls under the Marley Building Systems innovative dry construction portfolio in South Africa. As the local subsidiary of global industrial group, Etex, Marley Building Systems is driven to define new building methodologies that will be embraced across the Continent.
There are four product brands that fall under the Marley Building Systems umbrella. These are: Siniat (gypsum ceilings and partitions), Kalsi (fibre cement ceilings & cladding), Equitone (high density fibre cement through-coloured facade materials), and Promat (high performance insulation and passive fire protection solutions).
“Our systems are quick and easy to install, energy efficient and surpass performance levels in terms of thermal capacity, fire protection and acoustics,” commented Amanda Nortje, Marley Building Systems’ Product Manager for Fibre Cement.
Fibre cement products are defined as non-combustible in the SANS 10400: Part T Fire Protection National Building Regulation Act. Kalsi fibre cement also has a Surface Spread of Flame classification of Class 1 when tested in accordance with BS 476: Part 7.
“KalsiPlank is manufactured in modern production facilities around the world and meet the strict global benchmarks for quality and environmental impact,” Amanda adds. “Our objective is for us to deliver what is needed to produce sustainably sound built environments.”
For more information, visit www.marleybuildingsystems.co.za.
Product Manager: Fibre Cement
Marley Building Systems
Tel: +27 (0)11 389 4500
Cell: +27 (0)76 835 0294