Everest Park is an exciting new development of chic apartments and sumptuous family homes, built by Taylor Wimpey in Basingstoke, Hampshire. The scheme required a professional roofline solution that delivered a sleek aesthetic and robust performance, alongside a labour saving installation and low long-term maintenance.
Fabrication specialists, Contour Casings, supplied almost 300m of their pioneering Aluminium wall capping system, spread over 3 separate phases. The buyer for the site selected the system over the specified Zinc clad capping.
Peter Yeung, Buyer for Taylor Wimpey, said, The Zinc clad capping was labour intensive and costly compared to Contours Aluminium product. As the Contour system is manufactured in-house, the build quality and finish is far superior to what is achievable on site. The ease of installation was also a factor. We will specify this system on other projects in the future.
Contours Aluminium wall capping was identified as the preferred solution for its clip-fix system, which facilitates a fast and efficient installation, while weather-proofing gaskets prevent the ingress of water and reduce long-term maintenance costs. The products robust construction and durability were also key drivers when selecting a capping system. While additional anti-corrosion and anti-rattle features provide enhanced performance, benefiting both the client and the end user.
Methods of controlling costs that dont rely exclusively on price are coming in for a renewed focus in the house building sector. Emphasis is now being placed on enhanced durability, reducing labour costs and low maintenance. Organisations investing in development projects tell us that controlling build and maintenance costs is vital in the current economic climate, reducing labour expenditure through innovative fixing systems and investing in high-quality building products that require little long-term maintenance will help increase profitability.
Contour conducted a complimentary site consultation and adopted a client-facing approach to identify the most suitable roofline solution which satisfied all criteria and sat comfortably within the scheme parameters.
Leading architects, contractors and buyers embrace and specify roofline solutions such as those offered by Contour Casings when a building product is required to deliver an efficient installation and low maintenance long-term performance. Innovative product features deliver an additional method of controlling build costs for the house building sector.
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