Slatyford Estate

  • Client: Your Homes Newcastle
  • Main Contractor: Straightline Construction Ltd.
  • Construction: Wimpey No Fines
  • EWI System: Swisslab - Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd.
  • Awards: Nominated for an INCA award

Sykes Specialist Contracting Ltd, the North East's Principle approved installer for Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd are currently supplying and installing the Alumasc Swisslab System of External Wall Insulation to eighteen three storey Wimpey no fines maisonettes on the Slatyford Estate, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The project involves a complete external refurbishment, involving re-roofing by M+C Roofing, new windows by Straightline construction, removal of existing concrete bellcasts by St Astier Ltd and the supply and installation of the Alumasc Swisslab of external wall insulation by Sykes Specialist Contracting Ltd.

The Wimpey no fines situated at Slatyford Estate Newcastle Upon Tyne were built in the early 1950s. The construction of these flats soon became a landmark development on the outskirts of Newcastle (see press article) and soon after completion the flats became occupied.

Prior to starting the works, the maisonettes were in desperate need of repair and the flats had become extremely difficult to let to a point where demolition was considered, however the decision was taken to do a full external refurbishment.

Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd provided the client and partnering contractor with a technical specification, colour samples and mock colour visualisations showing the flats post installation and the transformation possibilities using the Swisslab system of external wall insulation. Needless to say the system was specified.

The system incorporated Kingspan K5- 50mm phenolic insulation board to achieve the required U Value(0.35 w/m2k), MRS Scrim adhesive and Glassfibre reinforcing mesh , MRS4 Polymer modified base coat. The finishes included a string course and window cill and head detailed with acrylic brick slips and the main wall areas finished with the Alumasc ST Silicone 1.5mm finish , providing a complete weatherproof encapsulation of the facade.

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