Euroform’s Versaliner was chosen by architects Barnet North to meet the requirements of BS 8414 Part 2 for the Vista Apartments zero carbon development in Peterborough. The largest Zero Carbon development, and only the second of its kind, in the UK, Vista Apartments brings 295 family homes and apartments to a former brownfield site in Peterborough, overlooking Peterborough United’s football ground.
As Vista Apartments features externally insulated rainscreen facades, with facades situated above 18 metres, it had to meet the requirements of BS 8414 Part 2, which stipulates that fire resistant materials must be incorporated into the rainscreen system.
Euroform and a major rigid insulation manufacturer had jointly developed a magnesium oxide board and phenolic foam combination incorporating Versaliner. What’s more, their system had been tested for precisely the application regulated by BS 8414 Part 2. Paul Convery, Director at Barnet North, said, “We advised Versaliner due to the fire properties and testing the product has in conjunction with specified phenolic foam product. The technical support from Euroform was also excellent with the Technical Manager, John Taylor, coming back to my questions promptly and professionally. The relationship with the insulation manufacturer’s Technical Department was also evident with excellent lines of communication between them and Euroform.”