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State-of-the-art kitchen and furniture showroom, my fathers heart, was the first kitchen showroom in the UK to be fitted with Dekton by Cosentino exterior cladding. Located in Sheffield, my fathers heart makes bespoke handmade kitchens, bedrooms and freestanding furniture, working for customers who are looking for true quality. Dekton was chosen for the ventilated rainscreen cladding façade panel along with other finishes to give a contemporary look to the showroom, standing proud against the surrounding buildings.
The main criteria for the selection of the 12mm Dekton Sirocco was its large format panels, a workable surface that could be cut into different sizes, along with its low porosity, stone-like appearance and UV, scratch and graffiti resistance. Dekton possesses all these characteristics, giving peace of mind for a high-quality and long-lasting product, regardless of application.
The project required a quick turnaround time. With Cosentino’s fabrication set up at its headquarters in Spain, cut to size fabricated panels were delivered to site for installation within four weeks, enabling my fathers heart to meet the deadline for opening the showroom on schedule.
The bespoke cut panels were discreetly fixed with the help of a mechanical support structure. Dekton is a workable surface with high flexural strength, which enabled the panels to be cut in different sizes and shapes as per the site’s aesthetic requirements. Crisp details were achieved thanks to mitred and chamfered corners; a look usually very difficult to accomplish using other materials.
Jonathan Coulthard, managing director of my fathers heart, said “my fathers heart is the brand of choice for customers seeking bespoke kitchens and handmade furniture made with the finest materials, so it’s fitting to use such a remarkable product which matches the quality of our own brand. Dekton is highly resistant to ultra violet light and extreme cold weather so it won’t fade or degrade over time making it perfect for the exterior of our stunning new showroom. It’s a really versatile product with excellent dimensional stability, which means less need for joints and a greater emphasis on design.”
Asim Mirza, Dekton exteriors manager, said “We are so pleased that my fathers heart chose Dekton for the exterior of its showroom; it’s a fantastic showcase for everything Dekton is designed for, and being presented alongside such an established and trusted brand makes it a perfect partnership. Dekton’s superior technical properties lend itself to this type of application – the first of many showrooms in the UK to come!”
Architect: Coda Studios, Sheffield
Fabricator: Panels fabricated by Cosentino
Installer: E&A Cladding
Material used: 135 m2, 12mm Dekton Sirocco
Type of application – Ventilated Rainscreen Cladding Facade
Location of application – External Facade
About my fathers heart
Established in 1995, my fathers heart is an experienced and trusted brand, which offers a comprehensive personal service, installation by craftsmen and unrivalled after-sales commitment. The company began as a fledgling business in a small workshop in Sheffield. In autumn 2015, my fathers heart moved into the custom-built £1m showroom and workshop on Broadfield Business Park, which is the South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Lincolnshire and Humberside agent for SieMatic kitchens.