Altro Whiterock and Be-Plas Hygienic Cladding

Over the years JBH Refurbishments have become specialists in the installation of hygienic cladding in hospitals, dental practices, commercial kitchens and laboratories across London and the South East making them one of only a few approved installers in these areas.

Healthcare and Dental Industries

Having established themselves as London office refurbishment experts, JBH Refurbishments have gone onto refine its services for the healthcare and the dental industry by ensuring staff have industry standard training in the installation of hygienic cladding.

All work is undertaken by qualified staff utilising approved and appropriate methods and finishing and working to the highest standards of workmanship to ensure each hygienic workplace they refurbish is hardwearing, easily cleaned, with an impeccable finish.

To create the most hygienic working area, we use floor to ceiling materials that are impervious and smooth. Hygienic cladding is one of our most popular products for hospitals – particularly in operating theatres, wards and public zones – cosmetic surgeons and dental practises.

Most importantly hygienic cladding must be installed correctly. Our qualified engineers use specialist equipment to fit hygienic cladding, which provides a seamless finish in the corners and on the joins, meaning there is minimal breeding ground for germs. If this material is not installed correctly, it poses the same issues as tiling, where gaps in the seams can attract dirt and mould, just like grout.

For optimum hygiene we can fit hygienic cladding to the walls and ceiling. It can also be combined with cap and cove flooring, which again, leaves little breeding ground for germs.

Your Hygienic Cladding Choices

You may think that hygienic cladding only comes in white and there are no other choices. That’s not the case.

Available in a range of colours, hygienic cladding easily fits with any interior style. Plain and coloured panels are available along with a mosaic and stripe range which are available to mix and match according to your colour scheme requirements. You can even get panels moulded to look and feel exactly like high quality ceramic tiling and they can also be digitally printed in a design of your choice.

JBH Refurbishments able to offer their clients two types of hygienic cladding. These are: Altro Whiterock and Be-plas.

Altro Whiterock

Altro Whiterock is a wall cladding system made from a uPVC polymer that provides water-tight and seamless surfaces making it perfect for areas that demand the highest standards of hygiene. Altro Whiterock is 100% water-tight, allows for operating temperatures up to 60°C and comes with a 20 year warranty. It’s one of the most durable and easy to clean systems around, is compliant with the European Directive on the hygiene of foodstuffs (93/43/EEC) and fire rated (Class 0 Propagation and Class 1 Surface Spread of Flame BS476; Parts 6 & 7) and is therefore ideal for for wall finishes in areas where food preparation or processing takes place.

Altro Whiterock is quick to install. No “wet trades” are required and there’s no dust, mess or noise that can result from the removal of some existing wall cladding e.g. old tiles. It’s a practical alternative to ceramic tiles.

Altro Whiterock comes in a range of vibrant solid colours or more natural tones in a high gloss finish as well as a standard white finish, as well as 10 contemporary geometric abstract and classic designs printed onto the 12 Altro Whiterock colours giving an overall selection of 120 design options to choose from, making it an excellent choice for a huge range of customers.

It can be used in a variety of environments from hospitals to schools, leisure centres, commercial kitchens, laboratories, pharmaceutical areas, food manufacturing areas, listed buildings and any environment where hygiene is of upmost importance.


Be-plas is an easy to clean, durable and low maintenance hygienic cladding. It has excellent chemical resistance, is easy to is manufactured from food safe PVC, has a full range of fixing profiles, adhesives and silicones, is easy to form shape as well as drill or bond. It can be used between the temperatures of -10°c to +60°c.

Be-plas comes in a range of different sheets and panels including:

  • Be-plas Panolam Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) a wall and ceiling panel for projects requiring durability and high sanitary standards as well as moisture, mildew and chemical resistance.
  • Be-Plas Elite Smart Panels which come in a number of styles and finishes designed to suit most waterproof walling situations. These tile panels are moulded to look and feel exactly like high quality ceramic tiling and can be digitally printed in a design of your choice.
  • Be-plas Elite Shine PVC Sheets which are tough, strong and easy to clean while providing maximum hygiene protection. Elite Shine Sheets are shatter, scratch, abrasion, mould and corrosion resistant and provide an excellent choice when you are looking for a modern bright look.

Not sure which hygienic cladding to choose – Altro Whiterock Refurbishment or Be-plas? Contact JBH Refurbishments for expert advice on 0333 207 0339 or email to discuss your requirements and get a free quotation.

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