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RIBA Core Curriculum
- Design, construction and technology

Knowledge level
- 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
- Summary

            
                    
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Project: Northwich Leisure Centre

Corium - Northwich Leisure Centre  A blue multi finished brick tile with columns and soffits
A blue multi finished brick tile with columns and soffits

Project: Hilton Hotel, London SE1

Hilton Hotel, Bankside, London, SE1 0UG  Standard Tile – Code 71115 (256m2) and Special Soffit Tiles – Code 71115. The project was all columns and reveals and the soffit tile was used throughout – 215mm x 65mm front face and 215mm x 102mm return face to the soffit
The project was all columns and reveals and the soffit tile was used throughout – 215mm x 65mm front face and 215mm x 102mm return face to the soffit. Standard Tile – Code 71115 (256m2) and Special Soffit Tiles – Code 71115.

Project: City Park West, Chelmsford CM1

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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.

  • 290x65mm   Corium Tile – Code 93880   601m2
  • 215x65mm   Standard Corium Tiles – Code LB 77H   3404m2
  • 215x65mm   Standard Corium Tiles – Code LB 94H   101m2
  • 215x65mm   Standard Corium Tiles – Code LB 95H   101m2
  • 215x65mm   Standard Corium Tiles – Code LB 97H   101m2
  • 215x65mm   Standard Corium Tiles – Code LB 81H   624m2
  • 290x215mm  Large Format Corium Tiles – Code LB 94H  595m2
  • 290x215mm  Large Format Corium Tiles – Code LB 95H  595m2
  • 290x215mm  Large Format Corium Tiles – Code LB 97H  595m2

Project: Olympia Performing Arts

This is a pre-blended brick tile project in USA. The tile was 57mm high x 215mm in length
This is a pre-blended brick tile project in USA. The tile was 57mm high x 215mm in length

Project: Novotel, Brentford TW8

Novotel Hotel, Brentford TW8 0QY
This was the last building on this development.

40 buildings have been completed with Corium as the brick cladding option.

215mm x 65mm Standard Corium Tile – Code 92100  2480m2

Project: Tesco, Linwood

Tesco, Linwood, PA3 3DN
This is a retail development in Paisley in conjunction with Eurobond and Corium first Tesco’s that Corium has completed.

215x65mm  Standard Corium Tile – Code 93800 Blue  528m2

215x65mm  Standard Corium Tile – Code 31170 Gold  1159m2

Project: Next, High Wycombe

Next, High Wycombe
A specifically chosen blend of brick tiles for Next to use nationally, this is the 2nd completed of 6 projects for Next so far. The substrate is Kingspan Benchmark and Corium is face fixed to the outer leaf

Project: Great Western Quarter, Brentford

Great Western Quarter, Brentford
This is part of the Novotel development. The Corium element is the blue grey stack bonded at higher levels and at ground level 327mm x 215mm brick tiles to replicate an ashlar stone finish.

Project: Monklands Hospital, Airdrie

Monklands Hospital, Airdrie
Flemish bond in a new blend of buff for this project. It has hit and miss lookalike brick work and tapered reveals

Standard Detail

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Fixing Pattern

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.

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Typical Wall Build Up

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.

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Ground Floor Slab Detail

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.

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External Corner - Isometric

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.

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Internal Corner - Isometric
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Parapet with
Metal Flashing

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

Summary

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  • The solution provided depends on your project requirements.
  • Range of colours/sizes/formats/finishes
  • Range of substrates
  • Quick & easy to install
  • Up to 60 year design life – BRE certificate 082/01
  • Range of applications – soffits/angles/curves

Case study - Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

Corium was vertically installed on a 15 degree gradient from the vertical.

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