Our client, The Falkland Islands Company Limited, have opted for Norstone's market leading Rock Panel™ stone cladding for a new construction project on the Falkland Islands! Yes, the Falkland Islands, over 8,000 miles away from the UK. A journey of epic proportions into a land with conditions that are challenging, to say the least (see below for more about the Falkland Islands).
So, which system and application approach would be best suited for the wild and windy location? Luckily our Rock Panel™ cladding systems are designed to handle adverse weather conditions and are supported by the combination of KNAUF Aquapanels and Laticrete MVIS adhesive. Offering unparalleled levels of support and adhesion, this rock solid partnership means the rock panels are secure and will last the test of time.
The project shown below is work in progress, we can't wait to see the completed design. It employs our Ochre Blend (SL) Slim Rock Panels affixed onto Knauf AquaPanel that have been mounted onto the building's front elevation. The slimline rock panels are thinner and weigh less than conventional panels - for maximum performance they have been assembled with Laticrete MVIS Adhesive.
Norstone (SL) slimline stone cladding...
Available in Ochre Blend and Charcoal, the Slimline (SL) range is slightly thinner and lighter (15-30mm thick) and allows us to pass significant savings on to our clients.
They are the same natural stone as our classic XLS and XLV ranges and the same size (610mm x 152mm) panels but weigh only approx. 48 kilos per m2.
We've kept all the features that make Norstone the market leader in natural stone cladding; precision cut, hand assembled unique panels, interlocking corner joints that do away with the need for time-consuming mitre cuts, the highest quality natural stone and, of course, our unique dual warranty for complete peace of mind.
All this at an amazing budget price! Insist on Norstone - accept no substitute!
About the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands is an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean. The principal islands are about 300 miles (480 kilometres) east of South America's southern Patagonian coast and about 752 miles (1,210 kilometres) from the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. The archipelago, with an area of 4,700 square miles (12,000 square kilometres), comprises East Falkland, West Falkland, and 776 smaller islands. The archipelago's two main islands are separated by the Falkland Sound, a waterway that gave its name to the islands over time. East Falkland houses Stanley (the capital and largest settlement), the UK military base at RAF Mount Pleasant, and the archipelago's highest point: Mount Usborne, at 2,313 feet (705 m).
The climate is unforgiving. Typically, it is cold, windy and humid. Rainfall is common over half of the year, and sporadic light snowfall occurs nearly all year.
*Information sourced from wikipedia.