Bespoke rainwater management and roofing systems from Alumasc have been delivered to the Beaulieu development in Chelmsford, Essex.
The development is the achievement of main contractors Kier, architects GSA Studio and Countryside developers.
The name Beaulieu, French for ‘beautiful place’, is taken from the name Henry VII gave to one of his summer houses, which still stands only 20 minutes’ walk away from the new development.
To meet the bespoke needs of the development, Plasufix installed Alumasc Skyline aluminium soffits, fascias and column casings, alongside Alumasc Rainwater GX Pressed Aluminium Gutters for the mixed-use development, at the specification of Kier. Voland Roofing installed Alumasc’s Euroroof and Hydrotech roofing for the project.
While the overall development will include a massive 3,500 new homes, the Neighbourhood Centre consists of five buildings containing a variety of community, commercial and residential uses.
The area comprises a public square, community centre, health centre, nursery, a retail space of over 1000 square metres, and 34 apartments, in a mixture of different tenures.
Alumasc Rainwater GX gutters, a box section gutter range designed for traditional wet joining on site, were specified by Kier for this project as they offered a robust, engineered solution that was compatible with Alumasc’s Skyline fascia and soffit system.
GX gutters are available in 3 profiles, in either a plain mill finish or polyester powder coated with a BBA approved process. Aside from the 26 standard colours, there are additional BS or RAL colours available on request. The gutters are lightweight, durable and non-corrodible, as well as being easy to handle and fix.
GX gutters with a life expectancy of 40 years form an impressive colonnade along the front of the commercial area.
Alumasc Skyline aluminium soffits, fascias and copings were designed bespoke for the development to accommodate its distinctive design and colour specifications.
All Alumasc Skyline soffits, fascias and copings are manufactured using high quality, polyester powder coated aluminium and are available in a range of bold generic shapes with bespoke designs available to order.
Featuring linear components jointed by internal brackets, Skyline soffits and fascias are designed to avoid stepped joints, and feature mitred and welded fabricated fittings, for a smooth finish.
Skyline Copings provide an economical and easily installed capping to upstanding parapets, in conjunction with flat or pitched roofs. The strap fixing method avoids penetration of the capping, whilst allowing ventilation over the top of the wall. They are maintenance free, available in a wide range of colours and are equally suited to retrofit and new build projects alike.
A combination of Euroroof Mono single layer waterproofing, and Hydrotech Hot Melt waterproofing will ensure the roof stays watertight for up to 35 years.
Euroroof Mono single layer offers quick and safe, flame-free installation methods.
With zero product failures in over 50 years, the Hydrotech MM6125 hot-melt waterproofing system is a 6mm thick bituminous rubber blend system with inter-laid reinforcement and a fully bonded cap sheet. It offers lifetime performance, ideal for podiums and highly detailed waterproofing. This BBA approved, fully warranted system is designed to last for the lifetime of the structure it is applied to and has European Technical Approval.
Find everything on Alumasc Skyline and Rainwater, alongside other Alumasc brands, here.
Find more on Alumasc Euroroof here.