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Community centre transformed to provide social housing

3rd July 2024

Basildon social housing retrofit exterior view

The first floor of Kingswood Community Centre on Clay Hill Road, Basildon, has been converted into flats by Basildon Borough Council to provide much-needed social housing. The new dwellings included a total of three 2-bedroom flats.

The original building was constructed around 1960 and over time the exterior had become dilapidated and was in need of renovation. As part of the conversion to residential use, the building was retrofitted with 100mm thick X-Clad to insulate the walls, which will greatly improve energy efficiency and comfort conditions for the new tenants.

Basildon social housing retrofit exterior view before and after

X-Clad is an external wall insulation (EWI) system suitable for modular, new build and retrofit projects. It includes high-quality insulation in a range of thicknesses from 17-100mm to help reduce heat loss, cut heating bills and carbon emissions. In addition to this it can also transform the appearance of older properties and improve living conditions by eliminating interior damp and condensation.

Basildon social housing retrofit exterior view before and after

We supplied 255m² of X-Clad and two slips from our Britannia range. Rustic Red Multi 689 brick slips and corners. Specially made angle bricks were supplied along with Rustic Buff Multi 688 slips to provide the contrasting panel design.

Basildon social housing retrofit exterior view before and after

ML Brickwork (Southern) have been a Eurobrick Approved Installer since 2011 and have previously installed X-Clad on the new Nevendon Community Centre, another project for Basildon B.C. This latest installation in Basildon was carried out for contractor, Indecom.

Basildon social housing retrofit exterior view before and after

Pictures courtesy of Indecom.