RIBA Core Curriculum
- Design, construction and technology
- General Awareness
The purpose of this CPD is to provide you with an overview of the Corium brick cladding system. You will see from the opening slide how the system is put together. It consists of a HPS200 horizontal rail, an extruded clay tile and a historic lime mortar.
In this section
- Examples and project references
- Fixing patterns
Project: City Park West, Chelmsford CM1
Chelmsford Central, CM1 1ND
Project was multi purpose and had 4 basic colours on it with multi versions installed, vertically and horizontally. This project has recently won a BDA award for innovation in brick.
Fixing pattern at 600mm staggered centres illustrating a lattice effect, rails are fixed at the end and then the 600mm staggered centres is always on alternate rails.
The typical details illustrated are based on SFS stud and track with insulation within the webbing of the stud and externally to the front face of the stud. A vertical rail system at 600mm centres creates the cavity followed by the brick cladding system to complete the facade.
When this particular system goes into the ground stainless steel rails and brick tiles are used. To stop any water ingress up the cavity a damp proof membrane is trapped between the rails at damp proof course level and stuck to the insulation or the substrate behind.
External corner – this illustrates how the rails are treated at this detail. A L flashing is put in the corner to make sure there are no gaps in the rails so water ingress. The corner of the rail can be snipped at the top and bottom of the rail so that the rail can continue around into the reveal.
Internal corner – the same applies to this detail.
Parapet metal capping detail – it must be mentioned that a full 75mm course of Corium has to be used as you can’t cut a rail and tile as the tile would fall out as there’s nothing to hold it in place
Case study - Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
Corium was vertically installed on a 15 degree gradient from the vertical.
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