From nursing home to impressive apartment complex
Façade cladding combines beautiful aesthetics and economy for a refurbishment
The ‘t Bakenshof project was the renovation of a former 1970’s nursing home into an impressive apartment complex in the Netherlands.
The contractor wanted economical façade cladding while the architect’s design called for a rust-coloured appearance for the building. Rockpanel offers a wide range of designs and colours making Rockpanel Stones Mineral Rust the perfect choice. The deciding factor was the very quick installation achieved by the contractor using semi-invisible nails to create a smooth aesthetic finish. This reduced both installation time and cost. In addition, Rockpanel was specified with a self-cleaning finish to lower the need for exterior maintenance.
Since ‘t Bakenshof was a large apartment block with many residents including elderly people, a fire safe solution was essential. With European fire Class B as standard, Rockpanel met current Dutch regulations for a high fire classification (B-s2,d0 standard).
Renovating and uplifting the old building into a modern complex has given ’t Bakenshof new purpose and life, and tenants greatly enjoy their apartments and the beauty of the building.
These aesthetics are matched by long-term performance: by choosing robust low maintenance boards with a BRE-acknowledged lifetime of 60 years, this cost-effective renovation project will look fresh and beautiful for many years to come.