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Aberdeen Lane

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

Built by Ardmore Construction for their Client Taylor Wimpey, Aberdeen Lane is a high quality development in Islington consisting of 72 new homes, 65 apartments and 7 town houses, and offices. The main residential development is found in the central apartment blocks over a single level basement which accommodates both car parking facilities and plant. 

The Project Design team had the outline brief that the residential scheme had to achieve BREEAM Excellent Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. Due to the specifiers concerns over fire performance the original external wall insulation (EWI) specification also called for a mineral wool insulation to be incorporated within the system. Upon consultation with Dryvit, the Project Design team selected the Dryvit Outsulation Rail system for use as it met the outline design intent for the project, whilst its LPCB fire certification and use of BREEAM A+ rated EPS, (Expanded Polystyrene), made it the obvious choice for the works. Completed 2014.

 


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Silverburn Shopping Centre

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

Design and Construction of the 100,000 square foot extension for the Silverburn shopping Centre in Glasgow is now complete. The £20 million leisure extension is anchored by a 14-screen Cineworld and features 11 new restaurants. Works also comprised the demolition of the last remaining, dilapidated section of the former Pollok Centre prior to the construction of the new facilities.

Dryvit worked closely with the Architect and the Design Team from Grahams to ensure the most suitable system specification was found that could meet the stringent requirements set out by both building control and the client, such as fire performance. 1,200 m2 of Dryvit's Outsulation external wall insulation (EWI) system was installed directly onto a lightweight steel frame and sheathing board substrate. Dryvit's comprehensive Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) fire approvals were instrumental in satisfying insurer requirements for the project, which allowed the cost effective expanded polystyrene (EPS) based Outsulation insulated render system to be specified for use on the scheme. Completed 2014.

 


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North East Fire & Rescue Authority - Fire Stations

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

The North East Fire & Rescue Authority (NEFRA) embarked on a £27M PFI project to procure five new build and redeveloped fire stations across the region. The stations were a mix of solid wall and lightweight steel frame construction incorporating Dryvit Oustulation external wall insulation in conjunction with rainscreen cladding panels.

Dryvit worked closely with the Napper Architects, and the Design Team from Shepherd Construction to ensure the most suitable cladding specification was found to meet the requirements set out by both Building Control and the Client. As the Dryvit Outsulation system with its expanded polystyrene (EPS) core holds BR 135 classification and LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) certification for both solid and steel frame substrates it satisfied all requirements with ultimate piece of mind on fire performance as well the design intent in terms of thermal performance, aesthetics and cost – making it the most suitable option for the works. A total of 7,500m2 of the Outsulation insulated render system installed. Completed 2011.

NEFRA were the biggest winners at the 2011 Partnership Bulletin Awards securing the ‘Best Accommodation’ category before going on to win the “Grand Prix” award. In a unanimous decision by the judges NEFRA topped a strong shortlist of international projects to win the ‘Grand Prix’ award, for delivering outstanding improvement in public service for the benefit of communities.


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Mann Island Liverpool

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

Mann Island is an iconic development on a pivotal site on Liverpool’s waterfront between the Pier Head and the Albert Dock. Countryside and joint venture partners Neptune Developments Ltd have developed the £120 million 'Mann Island' in Liverpool City Centre. The pivotal site rests between the Pier Head and the Albert Dock and is a vibrant waterfront destination comprising dockside cafés and restaurants, shops, public spaces, a new exhibition venue, 376 apartments and 140,000 sq ft of high quality commercial office space. The visually striking design, by award winning architects Broadway Malyan, has been conceived to frame and preserve key views of The Three Graces. It is enlivening and reclaiming the site of former private business premises and is reconnecting the City Centre to The Pier Head and the new Museum of Liverpool. 

Dryvit ACR 200 anti-crack render system was applied over Cement Board MD incorporating PMRB Sandpebble in China White in the residential Area, the brief was to incorporate a bright modern contemporary look to the internal courtyard apartments. The architect wanted a polymer modified anti crack render which incorporated the PMRB finish, this was chosen due to its Dirt Pick Up Resistant properties. 7000m2 Dryvit ACR 200 over Cement MD installed. Completed: 2012 

 


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Pownall Lane

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

Designed by Andrew Wallace Architects and built by Short Construction this contemporary new build residential dwelling had the outline brief to create a high quality building that was not only striking in appearance but met the clients requirements for a comfortable and practical family home. Conceptually the building is made up of three distinct parts, each with its own associated materials utilised to reinforce the overall concept. The Dryvit Drysulation External Wall Insulation (EWI) system was specified as it was seen as the ideal choice to accentuate the light box concept for the accommodation section of the property.

300 m2 of Dryvit's Drysulation insulated render system was installed directly onto the steel support structure. The system not only allowed the architect a wide degree of design flexibility but also provided a cost effective wall cladding that easily met the target U value for the project. Differing thicknesses of insulation were used to create a banding effect for the façade. The architect specified the Dryvit HDP finish in Sandpebble Fine texture 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. Completed: 2014.

 


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