SPSenvirowall has supplied its TS Rail external wall insulation system for a refurbishment project, transforming an office block to create exclusive homes in the heart of Reading.
Kennet House is a unique project in the centre of Reading. Originally a 1960s office block, the disused building was stripped to its concrete frame and a lightweight steel frame attached which an installation system was then placed onto.
The objective was to achieve a fully refurbished building with an additional four storeys added. The client’s objective for the finished look of the building was to achieve a stepped detail in the render above the window heads to display a creatively stepped feature using a range of different colours.
To accomplish the objective, system installer Jessella used the SPSenvirowall TS Rail system with a combination of 100mm and 170mm insulation and a 1.5mm silicone finish in range of different colours with black render used above the windows to achieve that stepped look.
Standing six stories high, the resulting effect was a striking finish for developer Crest Nicholson. The insulation used also means that tenants can benefit from energy efficient homes with a U-value calculation of 0.18
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