MODULAR CONSTRUCTION WITH TRESPA PURA NFC®
Located in Dungannon, United Kingdom, The McAvoy Group is an off-site construction provider specialised in modular and panel system builds. Since 2015, it has been working with Trespa Pura NFC® cladding on several school projects across the country.
When The McAvoy Group was chosen to build the new Rise SEN School in Feltham, United Kingdom, the project planning already included detailed requirements on the materials that had to be used to clad the façade. “The project had been passed by planning with a ‘timber effect’ composite board,” says Keith Anderson, McAvoy’s Contracts Buyer.
The cladding needed to be easy to maintain and to install, be available in various colours and to have a high impact resistance and colour stability. It also needed to have a fast delivery programme. “Trespa Pura NFC® was one of the materials that was able to meet all the requirements. With Trespa, we had the expectation that this product would come with an excellent service and client management,” explains Anderson.
An ideal pairing
As with other projects, The McAvoy Group was able to reduce the construction lead times for the Rise SEN School by using pre-fab builds. The company considers this method to be the future of construction. “With the UK government’s 2025 vision for construction sector, the strategy is 33% lower costs, 50% faster delivery timescales, 50% lower emissions and 50% improvement in exports. To achieve this, modular construction will be at the forefront of this change,” says Anderson.
For McAvoy, Trespa Pura NFC® proved an “excellent fit” for this modern method of construction. “With its ease of installation and flexibility, we are able to choose to fit the cladding within factory conditions when applicable, or we can install on site if required,” adds Anderson. By working jointly with Trespa, the Dungannon-based company managed to meet the tight timescales from date of order to deliver of the product.
The Rise SEN School was completed in April 2016. Since then, McAvoy has finished two other modular school buildings clad with Trespa Pura NFC®. They are located in Salisbury and Gorsebrook, respectively. A third school in Lynch Hill was finished in January 2017.