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2016-12-02 07:25:00

Duncryne Ltd, the sole UK supplier of Econic Performance Boards a robust fire-resistant multi-purpose building board range, is being utilised as a non-combustible internal wall lining for the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

The use of Econic on the £150 million Edinburgh Sick Kids, which will open in the city’s Little France district in spring 2018, is the latest construction industry endorsement and its versatility as a multi-purpose dry wall solution.

And it is further evidence that designers, architects and off-site manufacturers are increasingly turning to Econic to safeguard the fire integrity of large scale infrastructure projects.

On the ESK hospital project, the company is providing an off-site cutting service and a just in time delivery to speed up the installation process, avoiding site storage issues with the supply of precisely-measured boards and helping the project to meet zero waste targets.

Econic performance boards, which are of the same providence as those used in the prestigious Trump Turnberry Hotel project have outstanding fire protection credentials.

Recent trends around construction and life safety have seen Building authorities in Scotland rule that no combustible material can be used in fire compartment walls.

The need to achieve pull-out loads to support medical equipment and cabinets in several Scottish hospital construction projects has led to the specification of Econic boards rather than plywood to meet the criteria for non-combustible A1 rated materials in fire compartment walls. Econic is also being used as a robust substrate for lining the lead walls for X-Ray installations.

The density of Econic offers improved acoustic performance, while the fire credentials onto timber and steel frames gives designers the potential to reduce the overall depth of wall make ups. Many off site manufacturers use Econic as an FR, acoustic rated internal wall lining that provides added efficiencies in distribution as a consequence of the reduction in weight compared to traditional panels. The robust nature of Econic also mitigates the risk of damage to goods in transit.

Duncryne imports Econic MgO boards from China, where it has a sister company in Shanghai. Duncryne, specialise in the sourcing and development of materials and innovative products from Asia for the UK construction market.

Since it started trading in 2011, it has won prestigious orders in such high-profile buildings as the new £842 million Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow and the Technology and Innovation Centre at Strathclyde University.

For further information, contact Keith Macnair, managing director, Duncryne Ltd,
T: 0141 576 0077. E: keithj@duncryne.com W: www.econicboard.com.
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