Fibo wall panels have been used to clad the whole interior of the new-build Chiseldon Nursery in Swindon.
Paul Foggoa, Construction Manager of Swindon Borough Council, commented: “We were very impressed with the wall panels as they removed the need for plasterboard, dry-liners, decorators and tilers. The panels are now also being specified for the refurbishment of the main building at Chiseldon Primary School.”
The new nursery was built in just 22 weeks using timber frame and prefab insulated panels for a fast-track construction. A range of Fibo panels in different colours and designs were fitted throughout all seven rooms of the nursery. The wall panels provide a watertight system that can be used in bathrooms, kitchens and as a decorative wipe-clean wall surface — ideal for educational buildings.
Paul continued: “This was the first time we’d used wall panels. The Architecture and Construction Management team within Swindon Borough Council found Fibo via the website and it was agreed that the system suited the project really well. The panels are great for the environment, clean and durable and low maintenance too. The installation was quick and easy so it ticked all the boxes.”
Made from laminated birch, the tongue-and-groove Aqualock design means Fibo’s panel system is fitted quickly and easily, with a seamless waterproof finish. The system comes with a 15-year guarantee and provides a high quality, long lasting surface. There is no grouting to clean and replace and no mould growth, which means the panels offer low maintenance.
Paul added: “It’s a great quality product, I’m even considering using the panels at home. There really are no limitations.”