Aircraft Hanger Storage Solution

EUROSIX black fibre cement sheeting was specified to clad over 1500m2 of both the roof and vertical details on a new private aircraft hanger at an airfield in Berkshire. The new hanger is required to store and maintain the ever expanding number of new and ‘restored’ airplanes, some of which are used in military displays around the country. Approximately 200 light aircraft are based at the airfield which, with three runways, is reportedly the largest grass airfield in civilian use in Europe

The airfield was set up in 1928 when the de Havilland family bought 196 acres of grassland to house the de Havilland Flying School. In 1938 the airfield was taken over by the government, and during the Second World War was the home of the Air Transport Auxiliary, also Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was taught to fly at White Waltham in 1952, flying a de Havilland Chipmunk

Specific demands on the roof and vertical cladding materials for this sensitive project were made, and after due planning consideration EUROSIX fibre cement roof sheeting with a ‘special’ black colour finish supplied by Briarwood Products was specified to clad the hanger, which included vertical as well as pitched roof details. EUROSIX is a high quality fibre cement material with natural benefits such as vapour permeability, which significantly reduces the effects of condensation. EUROSIX is a laminated fibre cement material with increased ventilation efficiency which is a very important factor for this aircraft hanger due to the regular movement and storage of aircraft, with hot engines and exhaust fumes among other aggressive chemical elements experienced in these buildings during maintenance

All EUROSIX fibre cement roof sheeting is supplied by Briarwood Products who hold the largest stock of this type within the UK. EUROSIX fibre cement sheeting is manufactured under QS ISO 9002, non fragile class C and covered by CE certification along with full BBA approval. If you require any further information about the full range of products supplied by Briarwood please visit the website www.briarwoodproducts.co.uk or call 01934 641446

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