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The Bloc, Watermill Lane, North London

System: Outsulation, Outsulation Rail
Finish: PMRB
Texture: Sandpebble Fine
Sector: Residential, Social Housing

The Bloc is and an urban regeneration scheme to house key workers in North London. The £25m urban regeneration residential scheme was designed by PCKO Architects for Origin Housing Ltd close to the North Middlesex Hospital in Edmonton, North London. The scheme provides 221 units, incorporating 128 units for key workers/intermediate rent, 65 social rented units and 28 shared ownership units, as well as a local office for Origin Housing Ltd.

The project was completed in three phases and incoprorates 7000m2 of Dryvit Outsulation Rail external wall insulation (EWI) system on lightweight steel frame and 2500m2 of Dryvit Outsulation EWI on concrete. The insulated render systems were specified to achieve the demanding u-value wall performance and Dryvit's Sandpebble Fine finish was selected to blend with other cladding materials to create the desired aesthetics for the scheme. As parts of the build were over 18 metres, Dryvit's comprehensive LPCB and BR135 fire accreditation was key to the specification of the Outsulation Rail and Outsulation EWI systems on the scheme. Completed 2013.

Dryvit's market leading fire certification