Abet Laminati’s MEG exterior grade laminate has been used to colourful effect at a new academy in Birmingham which specialises in preparing students for careers in Health & Social Care, Enterprise and Creative Technology.
Designed by international design practice Scott Brownrigg, with the exterior supplied by SIG Building Systems, the new, purpose built premises spans several buildings all clad in grey and orange laminate from Abet Laminati’s exterior grade high pressure laminate collection.
MEG was said to be perfect choice for this kind of high demand environment where durability meets design. Carrying a BBA Agrément Certificate, MEG is a self-supporting high-pressure laminate (HPL) for cladding the exterior of buildings, balconies and other applications. It features high resistance to temperature, climate shock, weathering, UV light and impact.
Furthermore, its chemical resistant nature and closed structure do not allow paint in spray cans, various inks, emulsion paints, lipstick or pastel paints to penetrate into the decorative layer negating the need for any anti-graffiti treatment and making the surface easy to clean.
The range is available in over 91 colours in a mix of traditional plain colours, wood finishes and simulated-concrete colours. MEG is also able to incorporate Abet’s digital printing technology. This means that almost any design, photograph or pattern can be reproduced in stunning detail to give architects and designers unparalleled freedom to create unusual and dramatic building facades.
Samples and technical literature are available at www.abetuk.com