ST. CRISPINS – 270 APARTMENT BLOCK – MANSFIELD
Following an Intelligent FS survey, it was discovered that brickslips had been installed on PIR insulation from ground level and in some elevations all the way up to the top floors. This insulation is tested to BS EN 13501-1 and achieves a classification of E which means it is combustible. Due to the nature of the panels being on the external façade this provides a non- stop combustible face. Also, at higher levels there are PIR insulation cladding panels faced with aluminium, also causing a combustible surface. Additionally, there appeared to be limited if any fire barriers. Therefore, this would allow increased acceleration in the event of fire. The project involves the removal of the combustible components to the façade and replacement with fully non-combustible materials. Additionally, full horizontal and vertical fire barriers are fitted to allow for the building to be split into compartments in the event of fire.
The design ensures the new façade remains in keeping with the old one and complies with planning and the local authority.
The works are accessed via a series of towers and mast climbers. Due to the limited space on site, we are using an existing commercial unit in the property as an office, welfare and storage. This limits the need for cabins and containers, minimising disruption to the local area.
Client RMS 102 ltd
Duration 52 weeks