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RCI July 2017

Zink CLADDING & SHEETING Copper Stainless 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk Following the award of a contract by St Edward Homes, T R Freeman has recently completed work on The Royal Crescent phase at Stanmore Place in the London borough of Harrow. In total, the Stanmore Place lakeside development will provide 798 new homes set in landscaped grounds with Bentley Priory Nature Reserve on its doorstep. The roofing element of this phase of the development used the aluminium standing seam producer Kalzip throughout. It consisted of a single curved on plan, barrel vaulted and tapered roof with the fully insulated construction build-up from the primary steel frame. Gary Webb, pre-construction director, said: “The use of Kalzip materials not only complements the striking design of the buildings, but provides a level of assurance given the high performance and low maintenance nature of the material.” On this project, T R Freeman was responsible for the design and installation of the complete Kalzip system including the roof access hatches, balcony cladding, gutters, rainwater pipes, fascias and soffits. Stanmore Place is said to be a stone’s throw from Canons Park tube station and ideal for those looking for a tranquil setting, within easy access to central London. www.trfreeman.co.uk Mapei protects Plymouth housing project Kingspan TEK fast-tracks school’s success Mapei’s external render system has been installed on a plot of ten new-build properties for a housing project in Plymouth. Richard Brown Plastering Contractors hand applied 3000m² of Mapei’s render only system, using Mapewall GPR reinforced with Mapetherm Net to provide a water repellent basecoat. Finishing products Silancolor Base Coat primer and Silancolor Tonachino 1.5mm silicon topcoat were then applied to the houses, which are constructed of a medium density blockwork. Richard from Richard Brown Plastering Contractors (Plymouth) commented: “We have been using Mapei’s range of renders now for many years. The new Mapewall GPR render is a pre blended bagged product which, when mixed to the required consistency is a dream to use. We experienced no shrinkage cracks and the product sponges up well if a painted finish is required.” Mapewall GPR is a general-purpose render suitable for rendering and levelling internal and external masonry substrates, in thicknesses up to 15mm per layer, to an overall maximum thickness of 40mm. Mapetherm Net can be applied between layers. The glass fibre mesh is suitable for reinforcing Mapei render only systems, and Mapetherm thermal insulation systems. Mapei’s Silancolor Tonachino Plus provides a final, decorative, highly water repellent coating resistant to mould and fungal growth. Silancolor Base Coat is used to prevent sporadic drying, aid adhesion and give a greater depth of colour when tinted to the same colour as the finishing coat. www.mapei.com 046 JULY 2017 RCIMAG.COM The Kingspan TEK Building System of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) have been used to create the building envelope of an energy efficient sports hall and classroom block at Swavesey Village College, South Cambridgeshire. The new buildings, which form part of the school’s redevelopment plans, have been designed by Lyster Grillet & Harding. To allow the facilities to be completed to a tight deadline, and to minimise the building footprint, the Kingspan TEK Building System was installed by Kingspan TEK Delivery Partners – Lowfield Timber Frames. Simon Brown, associate director at Lyster Grillet & Harding, commented: “We specified the Kingspan TEK Building System to form the envelope of the classroom block, which enabled a rapid turnaround of design, costing and progression to site, to allow completion of the second phase for Easter 2016.” The panels arrived onsite pre-cut to the project’s exact specifications. This bespoke approach reduced onsite alterations and, combined with the panelised system construction, allowed the installation team to install the system quickly. Kingspan TEK says that the core of the 142mm thick building system installed at the school can deliver Uvalues of 0.20 W/m².K or better, whilst the OSB/3 facing of the panels and jointing system help to minimise unnecessary air loss. According to Kingspan this will help to minimise the energy requirements of the facilities, therefore reducing the school’s energy bills. www.kingspantek.co.uk Above: Housing project completed with Mapei’s EWI system Royal approval Freefoam Building Products has showcased a recent installation using its complete range of grey PVC roofline and cladding products. The property in Leicestershire originally featured a render finish to the entire upper level. It had become patchy and discoloured and either needed replacing or covering. Likewise, the white fascia and black guttering were also in need of updating. The homeowner was introduced to the Freefoam range by local supplier Tru Plastics. Fitting PVC cladding to the exterior gave the property an instant facelift. The homeowner chose Fortex Pro, a Double Shiplap style board, in ‘Slate Grey’. Adding a woodgrain foil finish fascia and soffit in ‘Anthracite Grey’ and a gutter system in the same shade created a coordinated look. Russell Skellett from Tru Plastics explained: “Being able to offer homeowners a complete suite of products in coordinating and matching colours is a major USP for our company. Our customers are asking more and more for colour and the Freefoam range gives us the perfect solution.” The company believes that trends are changing for external-building products, particularly doors, windows and roofline. They say that in the past, white was the only colour option and the only choice. But things have changed; developers, architects and specifiers have seen the advantages of using colour as a signature for their building projects and homeowners now regularly choose colour as they look to personalise their property. Colin St John, UK commercial director, commented: “We have established ourselves as leaders in the manufacture of colour PVC building products and this case study is another example of how Freefoam products are delivering real solutions to customer needs.” www.freefoam.com Going grey


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