Chase Farm Mental Health Unit in Enfield, north London, required a drylining board that passed the Department of Health specification and satisfied the needs of the unit’s safe suite.

Fermacell undertook a series of tests on their gypsum fibre board to the mental health environmental design criteria to replicate typical abuse scenarios within such units.  As a result Fermacell designed a partition system which was used throughout and comprised of two layers of 15mm board.

Jon Reeks at AK Design Partnership, who specified Fermacell for this project, said: “The two layers of drylining board manage to neatly conceal the necessary fixtures and fittings that can pose a threat to patients, such as wiring and pipe work. ”

Pieri Interiors installed the Fermacell board and Nick Pieri said: “Fermacell boards don’t require a wet plaster skim because they are treated with a Fine Surface Treatment (FST) which allowed the turnaround of the project to be increased dramatically.”

The project is due for completion summer 2012

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