We believe that every job we do is done to our own very high standards, but its nice to know that sometimes, there may be some recognition for the professionalism and expertise that we apply on a daily basis.
The Andy Swan awards give us the opportunity to do this and demonstrate our application expertise in external wall insulation from the design right through to the best business initiative. Take a look at the following case study for the full details.
ANDY SWAN AWARD FOR INSULATED RENDER & CLADDING APPLICATION
The Insulated Render & Cladding Association presents an annual award for the best applications using insulated render and cladding. These will be judged using these criteria:- (a) design - aesthetics; (b) thermal efficiency/energy saving properties; (c) quality ofworkmanship; and (d) technical difficulty.
Name of project: Upton Priory Maisonettes, Berwick Close Area, Macclesfield (see picture gallery below). Category:Domestic Refurbishment: Low Rise 6 houses or more. Designer: Wetherby Building Systems Limited. System:External wall insulation Insulation. Type & Thickness: 50mm Phenolic. Finish & Colour:WBS Silicone 1.5mm ‘K’ Render Mushroom with Light Grey Panels. Design Features: Modern enclosed staircases in rainscreen cladding. Construction Type:Rendered Brickwork. Specifier: Michael Dyson Associates Limited.
The properties making up the Upton Priory Estate were dull looking rendered maisonettes suffering considerable defects, with open stair access and poor thermal performance. Cheshire Peaks & Plains Housing Trust took the decision to revitalise the whole estate by carrying out a thermal regeneration programme.
Michael Dyson Associates Limited provided design, pre-contract management and CDMC services along with a structural appraisal of the Laing Easiform maisonettes.
The client chose a Wetherby External Wall Insulation System to both insulate and brighten the maisonettes to give a modern, crisp façade and bring a new look to the whole area.
Prior to the installation of the external wall insulation, structural repair works were carried out and the draughty open staircases were enclosed in rainscreen cladding to improve comfort levels for the residents. New communal entrance doors with door entry systems were fitted to act as a security measure by preventing vandalism and anti social behaviour within the stairwells.
50mm phenolic insulation was mechanically fixed to the substrate followed by a basecoat and reinforcing mesh. WBS Silicone 1.5mm ‘K’ render in mushroom and light grey encapsulated the insulation to give the crisp façade the client had specified. The interior communal areas were also rendered to brighten up the stairwells.
The works were carried out with a 16 month completion time and Principal Contractor BAAS ensured the project was handed back to the client on time, despite the appalling weather conditions experienced towards completion of the project.