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Weather Defence – Manorcraft

The school is one of the first to be awarded under the South East Wales Schools Capital Working Group (SEWSCAP) framework. The two-storey building comprises a nursery and fourteen classrooms for various use, plus a new library and adjoining community facility to support adult learning and youth services.

GTEC™ Weather Defence delivered cost and time savings to the project, helping to speed up the build programme and enable greater energy performance from the building. The school received a BREEAM Excellent rating at Design Stage assessment. Lee Davis, Site Manager for specialist sub-contractors Manorcraft, praised the product stating:

"We were very impressed with the overall performance of GTEC™ Weather Defence. Its reduced weight compared to traditional cement boards made it much easier to handle and install. It reduced our plant hire costs, as we did not need to hire scissor lifts for as long as we normally would. When cutting the board we did not need to take it to designated areas on site, nor did we need to use face masks as there wasn’t a problem with dust. As a result the job was completed much faster, more safely and we saved money."