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Unity Flats

  • Client: Your Homes Newcastle
  • Main Contractor: Frank Haslam Milan
  • Location: South West Denton

Sykes Specialist Contracting Ltd have recently supplied and installed the Alumasc Swisspan System to two blocks of three storey maisonettes and four low rise apartments as part of an external refurbishment to upgrade the Unity flats at South West Denton.

Due to the nature of the site and its location (90% of surrounding dwellings are a brick façade and are privately owned), the clients original feasibility was to construct an external brick façade, but due the height of the building it soon became apparent that the original design was cost prohibitive and a another solution was required.

Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd were consulted and provided the client with a technical specification which incorporated the Swisspan System of external wall insulation , a structural solution where the load of the system is supported by the structural elements of the building. The client selected the Alumasc Silicone ST Finish in 1.5mm grain together with a traditional clay brick slip for the head and cill detail to the first and second floor and brick slips to all of the ground floor.

Sykes Specialist Contracting Ltd secured the work to supply and install the Alumasc Swisspan system. The contract was completed on time and to the agreed cost with client overwhelmed by the remarkable change in appearance compared to the original façade.

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