MAGPLY A1 Boards Sheath Hybrid Elements To Modular Hotel Build In Kent

The development of a 140 bed Hampton by Hilton Hotel in Ashford, Kent, features Magply A1 Euroclass non-combustible boards for sheathing vertical and horizontal sections around the six-storey modular volumetric structure, offering excellent strength and durability as well as Class O fire resistance and good acoustic properties.

The design made use of in-situ reinforced concrete elements as well as steel and timber framing for the parapet wall at roof level, both of which have been sheathed using Magply boards. Magply MgO boards present a fire-safe and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plywood or OSB products.  

The unique production process minimises chloride content, enhancing both stability and long-term durability.  The different thicknesses of panel are also widely used as a substrate board for the direct application of proprietary render systems, as well as for flooring and flat or pitched roof build-ups.