Thermowood Cladding Fits the Bill for New Medical Centre

Client Location
Cruden Property Services / Chapelford Medical Centre Warrington
ThermoWood Channel Cladding Factory Coated in Sansin SDF Driftwood
Project Cost
Client Location Product Project Cost
Cruden Property Services / Chapelford Medical Centre Warrington ThermoWood Channel Cladding Factory Coated in Sansin SDF Driftwood £2.7m

ThermoWood® is an attractive, sustainable solid wood material produced using a chemical-free natural process involving heat and steam. It’s the ideal choice for large scale commercial projects as the thermal modification process makes it durable, dimensionally stable, and resin-free.


It has been a long time coming, but Chapelford Medical Centre has finally opened the doors to its new £2.7 million state-of-the-art facility in Warrington.

For more than a decade, Chapelford Medical Centre has operated out of a portable unit on Burtonwood Road. Thanks to investment by NHS England in partnership with NHS Property Services, however, the people of West Warrington now have access to a brand new eco-friendly primary health care facility.

Providing services to approximately 6,800 patients, the new centre features eight treatment rooms, an onsite pharmacy, and improved car parking facilities.

The medical centre offers an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient design, combining Silva’s ThermoWood Channel Cladding with a contemporary glazed finish to the main entrance.

To increase the performance and longevity of the wood, the ThermoWood cladding for Chapelford Medical Centre was factory coated in Driftwood, part of the naturals range of Sansin SDF finishes. Factory coating timber has many benefits over site applied finish. Primarily, it ensures the coating is applied correctly, resulting in deep penetration and superior adhesion.

When all sides of the board are protected, they become more dimensionally stable, and therefore, more resistant to warping, checking, and splitting. Add to that the time saved in hand finishing on-site, and the potential delays due to adverse weather conditions, and the benefits of factory coating speak for themselves.