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New England Place, Worcester Park, Sutton Surrey

“Exclusive Housing Development”

House-builders St James Homes decided to transform a former sewage works in south-west London into a New England-style community; they spent a week in the American state studying the finer details of the weather boarded houses it is famous for.


When it came to the decision of which Rainscreen Cladding was to be used, the specifiers chose to use Fibre Cement Weatherboard due to its longevity of maintenance, its Flame Retardant Properties and choice of colours that were endless.

The rain screen cladding fixed to the homes on the first phase at New England Place are coated in a wide range of colours including blues, whites, greens and reds, but all have been protected with the Pure Acrylic Waterborne Coating manufactured in Germany. Ray Wright of Environmental Coatings, a distributor of Remmers Joinery Coatings products throughout the UK, said: “The Fibre Cement Weatherboard and a Pure Acrylic Waterborne Coating was comprehensively Weather tested for 5 months prior to its specification and taking into consideration the Acrylic Coatings superb characteristics of adhesion, long lasting performance and colour fastness, achieved the standards expected and more.