The Springs

SFS NVELOPE® solutions help Roofdec deliver for major Leeds retail and leisure development


Leading building envelope contractor Roofdec has chosen rainscreen support and fastening solutions from SFS for major new building projects as part of its record £9m cladding contract for The Springs, a new retail and leisure development at Thorpe Park Leeds.


Two Nvelope rainscreen support systems were used for the façade installation. The NVELOPE® NV1 system supports Tiles International (TI) 20mm Granite and Jura Beige Limestone panels, which works in conjunction with a TI horizontal carrier rail. This back frame configuration minimises the number of brackets needed per square meter for greater efficiency without compromise.

Additional elevations feature 12mm Marley Equitone Natura rainscreen which was installed using the NVELOPE® NV3 support system. This provided a secret-fix solution for excellent visual appeal of the finished façade.

The high degree of adjustability of both NV1 and NV3 enabled Roofdec’s installers to achieve a superior quality installation with minimum hassle. All NVELOPE® support systems are ‘designed for architects and built for installers’, which means they enable architectural visions to come to life without complexity and deliver long term integrity to match the design life of the building envelope.

For the fixing of key elements of the façade, high performance austenitic stainless steel fasteners were specified. SFS products were selected, including fasteners featuring a durable gold powder coated finish to complement the stunning façade panels which are visible from the nearby M1 motorway. Additional SFS stainless steel fasteners were used to attach cladding panels with a mirrored finish, again to deliver optimum aesthetics.                 

Project highlights

Scarborough International Properties and Legal & General

The Harris Partnership

Main contractor
GMI Construction



NVELOPE® NV1 and NV3; Austenitic stainless steel fasteners

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