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Schöck Isokorb for Manchester’s Adelphi Wharf

Schöck Isokorb for Manchester’s Adelphi Wharf

Any risk of thermal bridging must be minimised at the high-end development of Adelphi Wharf, which is why the Schöck Isokorb range was specified.

Manchester is a city rich in architectural styles and proud of its industrial heritage, which is reflected in the design at Adelphi Wharf. The development is being delivered over three stages in Salford.

When complete it will offer a mix of over 500 townhouses, studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments. The lower levels feature stout blue engineering brick, contrasting with the reactive colour-change panels of the upper levels.

As the observer’s position changes, these vary visually in tone and colour, accentuating the many recessed balconies on the development. In addition, there are also steel balconies connected to the concrete frame.

Any risk of thermal bridging must be minimised and to counter any such problems, the widely used Schöck Isokorb types K and KS structural thermal breaks are incorporated.

The type K with compression module HTE-Compact and 80 mm insulation thickness, is a load bearing thermal break element for free cantilevered balcony construction. Whereas the type KS is suiitable for cantilevered steel balconies and canopies.

Both types transfer negative moments and positive shear forces and block the outflow of heat by means of a high-quality polystyrene insulation core.

The Schöck Isokorb types K and KS units guarantee totally verifiable performance standards, meet full compliance with the relevant UK building regulations and offer BBA Certification and LABC Registration.

In addition, the Schöck Isokorb range also offers a modular product for steel-to-steel applications – and there is even a maintenance free alternative to wrapped parapets.

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In the UK Schöck provides both thermal insulation and acoustic insulation solutions. Its market-leading range of load-bearing thermal break elements, known as the Isokorb, allows connections to be made between concrete-to-concrete, concrete-to-steel...
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