When original or existing cladding fails, it needs to be removed and replaced. Sometimes this will be an urgent priority for landlords, owners and residents. Intrusive investigations and sampling take place which enable the creation of a full design brief and clear scope of works for the re-cladding.
The process of re-cladding sees the removal of external cladding panels along with insulation, subframes and carrier boards underneath. Replacement cladding – insulation; cavity barriers; substructure and cladding – has to be designed to meet not only all technical, aesthetic and cost specifications but also those of the original building’s requirements safety regulations.
Whilst the former, failed cladding is being removed, contractors often install a protective envelope over the entire building. Whilst this can unpopular with residents, it provides insulation and ensures an efficient replacement programme so keeping costs down.