Weyerhaeuser Europe’s ability to produce Medite FR Class 1 flame retardant panels in very large sizes is proving increasingly popular with contractors responsible for interior wall construction.

The latest project is the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge where 156 4.8×1.22m panels supplied by Montague L Meyer form interior wall cladding for a new gallery intended to house temporary exhibitions, and the newly-refitted Adeane Gallery.

Using a special mechanical handling device the contractors, Conneely Dry Lining of Watford, installed the 18mm thick floor to ceiling panels in under two weeks.

The panels were profiled and pre-bored by Alexander Cleghorn, a bespoke joinery manufacturer, in readiness for fixing to an upright steel frame.

A narrow chamfered joint on the long sides enabled the panels to slot together vertically before being screw fixed. The joints were then taped and the MDF panel surfaces painted, creating an excellent surface for the hanging of paintings and other art objects.