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Hawksley Bungalows, Ellesmere Port

Challenge

To provide a sustainable thermal upgading solution for 104 Hawksley-type prefabricated bungalows, built as temporary accommodation in the 1940s. The solution should involve minimal disruption to residents. A brick finish was preffered to match local architecture and give the properties a solid appearance.

Solution

The Brickshield® system was chosen as it combined high durability Rockwool insulation with Ibstock Natural Clay Brick Slips, and was the only system of its type with BBA certification. The system offered significant cost and speed benefits, giving the properties a newly-built appearance and considerably extended life expectancy. Being installed from the outside, the system allowed often vulnerable and elderly residents to remain in their homes throughout. The first phase of 41 homes was completed in just 16 weeks and the savings achieved using Brickshield® meant an extra 7 properties could be completed within the original budget.

 

Client: Plus Dane Housing Association

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Brick Type(s): Various

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