Birmingham City Council has taken advantage of Alumasc’s Fully BBA Certified Single Source Product Solution for the entire building envelope of residential flats at Rea Street.
Alumasc’s BBA Approved Caltech UV was selected due to the system’s highly durable properties that excel over 25 years. The seamless nature of the application and flame free (cold applied) installation was also essential for this fully occupied building to be refurbished successfully with minimal disruption. 700m2 was installed in total.
Furthermore, due to the deterioration and degradation to the anti-slip coating to the external walkway areas, they were becoming a health and safety hazard. Alumasc’s BBA Approved Caltech QC Liquid Waterproofing was utilised due to the products Quick Curing attributes.
As part of the refurbishment, Birmingham City Council aimed to improve the thermal efficiency of the overall building, therefore, Alumasc VBriQ Pro External Wall Insulation (EWI) System was installed with the new Warm Roof System thus fully encapsulating the building.
This system is fully BBA certified and consists of a Mineral Wool Insulation and Acrylic Brick Slip finish. A Silkolitt Silicone Render finish was used on the communal side of the building.
Aluamsc’s Surefoot Guardrail system now provides future protection to users of the flat roof when inspecting or carrying out future maintenance. The free-standing, counterbalance design of the Guardrail system is ideal as it requires no drilling through the newly installed waterproofing thus guaranteeing the roofs’ waterproof integrity.
The fundamental requirement for the new building façade was to resist impact loads. Building façades must cope with a variety of load conditions during their lifetime from self-weight and wind loads to everyday bumps and scrapes. These loadings must be accommodated by the EWI system without risk to the safety of the occupants or those around the building. VBriQ meets these requirements having achieved Category I impact resistance to ETAG004. 360m2 was installed in total.
Exploiting the combined expertise of Alumasc Roofing and Facade Systems allows a truly single source solution the company believe is integral to a system of this nature. The holistic approach to the design allowed for interfacing to be performed pre-contract allowing for installation on time, on budget and without compromise in terms of quality.
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