Celtic Court in Bridgend is a former office building owned by Bridgend County Borough Council. The property was recently adapted and refurbished to provide a multi-agency rehabilitation centre, centralising a number of separate organisations under the same roof.
The original building was of brick block cavity wall construction, which was suffering from a number of defects, which had developed over time.
To address these issues and improve the thermal performance of the building, Bridgend County Borough Council specified Alumasc’s Swisslab EWI system which transformed Celtic Court into a modern, energy efficient and attractive building.
Alumasc’s Registered Installer, Celtic Rendering Systems, installed over 1500m2 of Swisslab with 60mm Phenolic insulation, finished with Silkolitt silicone render and clay brickslips, also from Alumasc.
A number of technical challenges were encountered during the installation, when feature timber panelling was added to a number of the elevations, which meant flashing over the panels had to be created without compromising the EWI system.
Chris Waite, Senior Architectural Technician at Bridgend County Borough Council, comments:
“For all of the tricky details, the Alumasc technical department came up with a tangible solution that suited all parties. Everyone who has seen the building before and after the installation has been very impressed with the transformation. The tenants are happy with the ‘as new’ building and, for the short period of cold weather we have had, it seems to be having a positive effect on the warmth of the building. Running costs have been reduced, as have CO2 emissions, with an achieved EPC rating of B.”
If you would like more information about EWI option in the South West, contact Lee Carter on: 07801 253 798