Support System - Rainscreen System Test

26/10/2020 • Technical

Albion Stone have recently carried out a joint research project with Domus Facades. 

The idea was to independently explore how Jordans Whitbed limestone would perform under the rigorous test regime set out under the CWCT standard for systemised building envelopes. 

The stone and support system was subjected to water penetration, positive and negative wind loading and hard and soft body impacting. 

The results enable a high level of confidence in the specification process knowing that the stone comfortably achieves the serviceability and safety performance required within the standards.

To ensure third party independence the research was carried out by UKAS accredited global test and safety company UL (Underwriter Laboratories).

The stone was tested using the most popular modern construction technique i.e. light weight steel frame systems (SFS).  This lends itself not just to standard construction methods but also more recent off-site construction development. 

With this research professional practices can confidently specify Jordans Whitbed Limestone with confidence.

Please click the link below for a preview of the report.


For the full report please contact Domus Facades

Albion Stone, a fourth generation family business pride ourselves on having a helpful and skilled workforce as well as modern and traditional manufacturing process to enable us to produce the highest quality Portland Stone with minimal environmental impact.