The building which has been newly clad on all sides already featured over 1,000 linear feet of parapet walling with cast concrete copings. In addition, the junction between the existing walls and the new cladding required some 800 feet of capping to form the watertight joint essential to protect the envelope and cleanly finish the roof perimeter. North West specialist, Fusion Facades Limited, manufactures of SnapLok Wall Capping Systems, formed the new edge detail, angled to precisely the 12 degrees required to direct rainfall away from the new façades. Powder coated in black, the new capping creates a clean, crisp edge to the refinished parapets. What’s more, even in the highest winds likely to sweep across the Manchester skyline, there’s little danger of the capping and the walls parting company. Fusion Facades were the first in the industry to test the reliability of its Snaplok Wall Capping system in the event of hurricane force winds. It would seem that winds of even biblical proportions need not worry the buildings new owners. Specifiers seeking hurricane-proof cappings – recently tested to withstand over a metric tonne of loading across a three metre length – can continue to specify with confidence using the Fusion Facades range.
Fusion Facades Snaplok Wallcapping System provides a new Northern landmark the edge when it comes to clean, modern lines and the ultimate in weather protection. The new commercial complex, viewed locally as Salford Quays’ equivalent to London’s Canary Warf, was previously the site of Colgate Palmolives Manchester production facility, The Soapworks now provides 8.4 acres of prime office and retail space.