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Living the High Life on Finchley Road

Finchley Road cavity barriers

Rainscreen cavity barriers used to protect concealed cavities between cladding.

Axis is a brand new luxury housing development located on north west London’s much sought-after Finchley Road, designed to serve those living and working in the Barnet area.

The project, brought together by multi-award winning property development firm, Origin Housing, is due to consist of fashionable and modern apartments, including both 1 and 2 bedroom properties, as well as high-end penthouse suites. On-site application of Envirograf® Product 55 is being carried out by specialist rainscreen cladding supplier, Cladding Design Solutions.

The area has excellent transport links to both central London and the surrounding boroughs, meaning that despite the leafy, suburban feel of the area, you are never too far from the action.

Situated in the heart of one of London’s most culturally diverse neighbourhoods, the development has excellent access to a range of nearby shopping destinations. It is also within easy reach of many local museums and parks, not to mention the city’s vibrant West End.

Following direct consultations with Envirograf®, Product 55 (RS range of foil-coated cavity barriers) has been used to improve the fire protection rating of the cavity walls. It consists of a 30mm or 40mm strip of non-fibrous fireproof sponge, covered with a layer of foiled, reinforced craft paper, which can be easily cut to size with a sharp knife. It also provides insulation and is fully water resistant, making it ideal for use in rainscreens and other types of cladding.
Envirograf® Product 55 is designed to expand under heat, filling any gaps in the lining of external walls and thus preventing fire from spreading. The product has been tested to BS476 parts 20 & 22 and BS EN 1363-1 (1999) giving fire protection from 60 to 120 minutes. The RS range is available with either front-facing intumescent material, which expands to fill any ventilation gaps, or with ventilation holes (as pictured above).

Products used

Fireproof Rainscreen Cavity Barrier (RSM)


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