To refurbish and upgrade 42 post-WW1 brick- built terraced cottages to provide sustainable management and performance in line with current building regulations, whilst preserving their distinctive architectural character.
The solution was to upgrade the properties externally using Brickshield®, a high performance cladding system that combines durable Rockwool® insulation with Ibstock Natural Clay brick slips. Using Ibstock Priory Weathered Red slips in English Garden Wall bond, with Staffordshire Blue Brindle Smooth slips for polychromatic decorative elements, header courses framing doorways and diaper work along the frontage and gable walls, provided a sensitive restoration and ensured a reduction in energy costs for residents, who were able to remain in their homes whilst the work was completed.
Architect: Flintshire County Council
Brick Type(s): Priory Weathered Red, Staffordshire Blue Brindle Smooth