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Shipston High School

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

The original brief simply required a new teaching block. Through extensive review of the school’s estate and cost modelling, a successful new school block provided a contemporary architectural design culminating in a prominent focal building, signifying the schools new main entrance.

Dryvit worked closely with the Architect, Glancy Nicholls, to choose the most suitable system specification to meet the requirements set out by both Building Control, the Insurer and the Client. Building Control and the Insurer stipulated that as this is an education building the chosen cladding system had to satisfy their stringent requirements for fire performance. As the Dryvit Outsulation External Wall Insulation (EWI) system with its expanded polystyrene (EPS) held the relevant LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) certification relevant for a steel frame and solid substrate it was well placed to meet the client and requirements for insurer approval for this education project. This system also satisfied the thermal performance required for the project of .14W/m2K.

The architect specified the Dryvit HDP finish, in the texture Sandpebble in the colour Super White, as he was aware that with its inherent hydrophobic properties the finish coat would repel water, lessening the long term effects of dirt build up on the façade, which greatly reduces the need for maintenance for the client.

INCA installer member Weatherseal Facade invested time in ensuring that all operatives working on the project were trained in the application of the Dryvit System to ensure that the system was installed in accordance with our specification. Weatherseal Facade also worked closely with Dryvit and the design team to ensure that all detailing on the project was addressed. The quality of workmanship and attention to detailing delivered a successful install to this prominent focal building.

INCA Award 2019 Nominee - New Build Category

Brown Street, Manchester

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

Brown Street is a £8m refurbishment on the instruction of Boultbee Brooks Real Estate (BBRE), the UK based real estate investor/developer.

The project is a complete transformation of the five-storey building including a new 7,500 sq ft roof-top floor, along with a retail unit on the ground floor, delivering 48,000 sq ft of Grade A office space. Over the 12-month build programme new glazed panels, separated by Dryvit fluted rendered columns, was installed.

The most suitable system specification was identified that could meet the requirements set out by both Building Control, Planning and the client.  Building Control stipulated that chosen cladding system had to satisfy their stringent requirements for fire performance. As the Dryvit Outsulation External Wall Insulation (EWI) System with its expanded polystyrene (EPS) held the relevant LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) certification relevant for a steel frame and solid substrate it was well placed to meet the client and requirements for insurer approval for this hotel development.  This system also satisfied the thermal performance required for the project of .16W/m2K. 

Brown Street was finished with Dryvit’s Specialty finish Stone Mist incorporating a Quartz Aggregate, which was approved by the planner as an alternative to reconstituted stone. The original design of the project was to use reconstituted stone; however, this is heavy and energy intensive to find, produce and transport. Stone Mist was selected to emulate the look of stone but provide a lightweight solution that provided substantial cost savings to the client and still met the strict City Centre Planning Requirements.

The EPS system was also selected due to the lightweight nature, this was a benefit to the installer resulting in improved handling conditions for applicators on site. This lightweight solution was also key to designing the structural steel frame which ultimately lead to cost savings for the client. The EPS system carried several key installation benefits which lead to advantages in terms of improved aesthetics, construction programming gains and subsequently cost savings.  The use of EPS insulation also provided the EWI installer, Complete Wall Solutions, with several key advantages during the application process that lead to a high level of aesthetic success on the project, its ability to be rasped, shaped and cut on site to create the flutes to each elevation of the project which was critical to achieve the look to appease the planners.

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Levenmouth Education Campus

Category: Case study
Written by Laura McClung

The development of the new Levenmouth Education Campus combines Levenmouth Academy with Fife College in Buckhaven, Fife. The Campus creates 23,000m2 of education space with the college and school sharing a range of core facilities.

From the outset, the Project Design Team required a system that could achieve a strong thermal performance to meet the projects thermal target of 0.20 W/m2k for the walls. To meet Zurich Insurance fire requirements, the original specification called for a non-combustible insulated render system, however as an alternative, Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) certification to LPS 1582 standard would also be viewed as acceptable. As the Dryvit Outsulation system with its expanded polystyrene (EPS) core held the relevant LPCB certification to satisfy insurer requirements with a scope of specification that met the projects outlying technical, aesthetic and commercial requirements it was deemed as the most suitable choice of system. 4,800m2 of the Outsulation External Wall Insulation system was installed.

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Motel One Exchange

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

Motel One is a hotel featuring 302 rooms within a superb city center location. Construction of the new hotel in Cross Street was completed ahead of schedule by Manchester-based contractor Russells Construction, despite the complexities of the project. The team demolished the existing 1980s building while retaining the original 19th century Victorian façade, and constructed a nine-storey new build in the heart of one of the city’s busiest areas.

Dryvit worked closely with the Architect, ISA Studio and Leach Rhodes Walker and the Design Team from Russells Construction to ensure the building maximized its potential as an architecturally prominent landmark.

The most suitable system specification was identified that could meet the requirements set out by both Building Control, Planning and the client.  Building Control stipulated that chosen cladding system had to satisfy their stringent requirements for fire performance. As the Dryvit Outsulation System with its expanded polystyrene (EPS) held the relevant LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) certification relevant for a steel frame and solid substrate it was well placed to meet the client and requirements for insurer approval for this hotel development.  This system also satisfied the thermal performance required for the project of .21W/m2K.

The hotel was finished with Dryvit’s Speciality finish Stonemist incorporating a Quartz Aggregate, which was approved by Manchester City’s Council Planning Department to be used alongside the retained 19th century façade of the hotel. Stonemist is a natural finish that accents the environment in subtle tones and enhances any exterior wall and incorporates special aggregates to pick up the natural sunlight reflecting the glitter and beauty of only the rarest of stones.

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Windmill Community Campus

Category: Case study
Written by Laura McClung

The new £21.5 million Windmill Community Campus has been developed to house Viewforth High School and Rosslyn Primary School as well as a range community facilities that will service the people of Kirkcaldy.

The new purpose built Viewforth High School accommodates 600 pupils and has state of the art teaching spaces with integrated technology, sports/fitness facility and library. Rosslyn School was designed in partnership with the school’s specialist teachers and includes a large, fully equipped sensory room along with quiet rooms where intensive interaction can be facilitated with minimal distraction.

A non-combustible insulated render system was required to meet the project Insurer’s fire requirements. As an alternative, Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) certification to LPS 1582 standard would also be viewed as acceptable. As the Dryvit Outsulation system with its expanded polystyrene (EPS) core held the relevant LPCB certification to satisfy insurer requirements with a scope of specification that met the projects outlying technical, aesthetic and commercial requirements it was deemed as the most suitable choice of system.

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