Canary Wharf Park PavilionCASE STUDY
Special IFP fixing manufactured using titanium stabilised stainless steel
This striking new restaurant situated on the corner of Canada Square is clad with an architectural timber rain screen manufactured in Accoya. This modern technology wood has undergone a process called acetylation which permanently modifies the chemical structure producing durability and dimensional stability exceeding that of even the best tropical hardwood.
Nicholson was approached by cladding contractor Wiehag about using the IFP Integrated Fixing Point as the interface to connect the Accoya cladding to the structure. In collaboration with Wiehag a special version of the IFP was manufactured from 316Ti stainless steel which includes titanium for added durability and corrosion resistance. Nicholson manufactured the IFP with specifically sized threaded connection points to facilitate the attachment of the Accoya cladding to the supporting structure.
The IFP was used to connect the external cladding to the building through the Bauder single ply weathering membrane whilst leaving the integrity of the membrane completely unaffected and 100% waterproof.
integrated fixing point
The ROOFTRAK-IFP Integrated Fixing Point system has been developed specifically around the challenging scenario of providing a connection to the building structure whilst maintaining 100% integrity of the weathering membrane. There are different fittings available to provide for most types of roof construction and the IFP system is compatible with all roofing membranes.