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Innovate Together: The Unique Manufacturer-Contractor Relationship

  • 16.07.2015
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Specialising in the use of innovative materials and techniques to build premier outdoor buildings, Tunbridge Wells based company Modular 105 Limited is utilising the enhanced properties of MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME in its design and build projects.

As a forward thinking design company, Modular 105 Limited designs each of its modular buildings which range from residential bin and bike storage units for two of the UK’s largest housing developers to bespoke garden building, such as a recent installation overlooking the Pacific Ocean on a Hawaiian island. All buildings can be easily installed on site, re-deployed efficiently and eventually recycled – an ambitious lifecycle for most outdoor structures.

With such a modern approach to building design, an equally advanced wooden panel was required to surround the structures aluminium frame. Used as cladding for each of the outdoor structures, MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME’s unique proprietary acetylation treatment process transforms the panel’s durability and resistance to fungi, essential for the longevity of outdoor structures. Independent testing by BRE has shown an expected service life of 60 years for MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME for exterior use.

Supplied by James Latham in Thurrock, Modular 105 Limited is one of their largest consumers of MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME, creatively using more than 600 panels so far this year.

One of Modular 105 Limited’s most recent projects saw the design and build of a stylish modular office building. Created from MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME and SmartPlyOSB, the office building was exhibited at one of the UK’s most contemporary home shows; Grand Designs Live in London.

“We’re very proud of our relationship with Coillte Panel Products, through our on-going use of MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME. The panel is the perfect match for our company ethos and clients, the eco-friendly treatment process the wood undergoes increases its desirable qualities without compromising its ability to be recycled – a distinctive feature of the panel,” explains Paul Cameron, Managing Director at Modular 105 Limited.

“The strength and ability of the panel to create a high quality finish is important to us when designing a project. Working with MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME gives us the confidence that our final product will be able to withstand the elements, as well as produce an attractive building suitable for a garden or trade event.”

“Seeing MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME used in exciting outdoor applications around the globe is extremely rewarding. For a client to believe as we do, that MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME is the perfect choice for outdoor applications due to its exceptional resistance to water is brilliant,” adds Peter Clifton, Product Manager for MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME at Coillte Panel Products.

“The panel’s lightweight quality is also ideal for projects such as those managed by Modular 105 Limited, that require quick on-site installation, as our panels need little effort to lift and manoeuvre, meaning relocating modular buildings becomes a quick and easy process.”