Situated between Shaftesbury Avenue and Oxford Street, in Central London, a multistorey apartment building on Wardour Street has recently undergone a substantial refurbishment of the rear and part of the side elevations.
We supplied over 450m² of our P-Clad system for the project. P-Clad has a composite cement particle board backer panel with Eurobrick’s horizontal ribbed skin pre-bonded to it. The horizontal ribs help to align and support the brick slips allowing brick courses and consistent mortar joints to be easily formed. P-Clad has third party certification from the BBA (British Board of Agrément) and is certified for installation on buildings over 18m high (constructed with a steel frame substrate wall), making it the ideal cladding system for this project. Not all brick slip cladding systems have certification for installation on high-rise buildings and it is advisable for those planning such a project to enquire at an early stage as to the credentials of the cladding system to be used.
We also supplied a special mix of our Europoint Mortar for the project, which was a blend of our light sandstone and light grey colours.
The system was delivered to the contractor’s, Fabrite Engineering Ltd, factory in Northern Ireland where it was cut and shaped to size. The backer panel was then pre-drilled to form the holes for the fixings. This exercise had to be carried out with great accuracy to ensure the holes were in the correct position for on-site installation. The brick slips were then fitted leaving spaces for the fixing holes. The partially completed panels were shipped over and mechanically fixed to the building’s substrate. Once installed the remaining brick slips were glued into place and the panels were then pointed using the special blend mortar.
The refurbishment also included the interior lobby area and we supplied 30m² of our I-Clad system for this which was finished with Old English brick slips from the Classic Range. Old English is one of our bestselling brick slips for interiors.