Aggregate Industries was recently chosen to supply Masterblock concrete blocks to two prestigious retirement developments.
Firstly, Aggregate was able to suggest a solution for Wixams Retirement Village in Bedford, a £44m scheme to build 230 apartments and a range of communal facilities, to ensure that it was as energy efficient as possible in line with U-value criteria between 0.22-0.23 W/mk, as well as ensuring a high strength build.
This included the supply of 38,000m² of MasterLite Pro, a lightweight concrete block designed for thermal efficiency and manual handling considerations. For use internally and externally, the blocks are ideal for preventing heat loss, which as a result makes an ultra-efficient home, vastly reducing the cost of heating for the homeowner.
MasterLite Pro is also currently the product of choice on another project, Arden Quarter in Stratford-upon-Avon, which includes a mix of retirement apartments and new homes, as well as a range of community facilities. In this instance, in addition to specifying energy efficiency requirements, the brief also included sound insulation. To date, Aggregate Industries has supplied 36,000m2 of MasterLite Pro in varying strengths to the project, resulting in impressive sound insulation and energy efficiency properties.
Jeremy Lee, commercial director for Aggregate Industries’ building products division, comments: “With the number of people aged 85 and over in the UK set to double over the next 25 years1, retirement living has become an essential part of our society. As demonstrated by these unique developments, constructing a community retirement village, with all the necessary amenities in close proximity, requires meticulous planning and innovative materials.
“With this in mind, and given the strict requirements of the build, our MasterLite Pro range of lightweight concrete blocks is proving the ideal solution for retirement builds as not only are they easy to handle and great for sound insulation but can also boost the thermal efficiency of structure – producing efficient and comfortable homes.”
Crawley-based ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia supplied 50 EuroSeries (ESP) fans to support the development of the new NHS Nightingale Hospital at London ExCeL.Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Case Studies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, news, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation
Delta Membranes has been named as a finalist in the Innovation of the Year category at the National Building and Construction Awards 2020.Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Damp & Waterproofing, Innovations & New Products, Membranes, Posts, Walls
Wojciech Brozyna, MD of Aluprof UK, looks at facade design, stick curtain wall and building movement.Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Curtain Walling, Facades, Glazing, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows
EverEdge has been singing the praises of Twitter, amidst these unprecedented times, explaining how it provides a great platform for the company to keep in touch with its customers.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Garden, Information Technology, Landscaping, news, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation