Bailey Rainscreen Cladding certified for use within London Underground
Bailey Total Building Envelope is proud to announce that its aluminium Rainscreen Cladding products have been certified for subsurface use in the London Underground network. The certification is testament to Bailey’s commitment to manufacturing high quality building envelope products that deliver both functionality and aesthetics.
Correctly specified, a rainscreen cladding system will provide insulating properties whilst controlling water, wind and fire. Transport for London (TFL) reviewed Bailey’s Rainscreen Cladding and assessed its fire performance for use at Sloane Square Station.
Dispelling the myth that aluminium products cannot be used on the underground, TFL found no issues with metals, whether steel, aluminium, zinc or galvanised surfaces. Bailey’s aluminium cladding system was consequently authorised for subsurface station facade installation for both refurbishment and new build.
Bailey has supplied products for many external features of London Underground stations in the past, such as Finsbury Park, London Bridge, Edgware Road, Victoria, Euston and Wembley Central, and continues to do so. The company also provide support with design, providing samples and making sure that the architect and client’s aesthetics requirements are met, while ensuring fast, effective and sustainable installation.
Daniel Gilmore, Director at Bailey, said:
“It was once believed that aluminium products could not be specified in internal areas and so they have generally not been used until now. Receiving the Product Registration Certificate confirms that TFL now recognises that Bailey’s Rainscreen Cladding systems can be used in internal areas, which is fantastic news.”
“We are delighted to be working with the London Underground on numerous projects and that our products meet and exceed its high standards of quality, performance and safety. We continue to work hard to help clients and architects achieve their vision through design versatility, with an extensive range of materials and finishes to choose from, while offering our expertise every step of the way.”
Bailey’s rainscreen cladding systems provide a bespoke design solution, with in-house support covering technical design and specification, to installation and delivery. Find out more here. Bailey’s Rainscreen Cladding collection complements the full range of Bailey products, including Roofing, Eaves and Rainwater systems.