SPSenvirowall has supplied its TS Rail external wall insulation system for a modern new housing development in Cambridge. Kaleidoscope is a new, highly sophisticated development of 408 contemporary apartments.
A feature of Kaleidoscope is its striking, curved building and its variety of colourful render features and timber rain screen cladding, a design element essential for the client to accomplish to a high standard. The customer also required full NHBC compliance for this development requiring a drainage cavity system, essential to providing a secondary barrier against moisture getting into the fabric of the wall. SPSenvirowall's TS Rail system provided exactly this and fulfilled these criteria.
The system is also very installer friendly, using an easy to fit fire retardant polystyrene insulant that has successfully been full scale fire tested to be used on buildings over 18 meters. The curved façade, difficult to achieve with any other type of cladding, was made possible by the use of the polystyrene boards which unlike other insulation types, the edges were able to be rasped, allowing for a flawless even and curved elevation. SPSenvirowall's recommendation ensured that not only were they able to meet the client’s design objective and provide a perfectly curved and seamless finish, the render used also compliments the variety of cladding types featured on the building.
The new apartments now feature a striking combination of timber rain screen cladding and vibrant splashes of coloured render which contrast to the modern elegance of the white render background.