Basic 4 external wall insulation

Basic 4 external wall insulation specified for new railway stations

  • 2 Mar 2016

Chiltern Railways‘ new Bicester Village and Oxford Parkway stations have benefited from the installation of alsecco’s Basic 4 external wall insulation system, which provides a ceramic slip and render finish.

Developed by Chiltern Railways, the new stations were designed to boast a similar, contemporary look. As the project’s contracted architect, CJCT Architects specified alsecco’s Basic 4 external wall insulation system to provide an aesthetically-pleasing ceramic tile finish for both buildings.

alsecco was tasked with colour-matching the system’s ceramic slips to Chiltern Railways’ corporate blue. Prior to the installation, which was carried out by Façade Systems (UK), a number of sample panels were manufactured and sent to the client for approval.

The slips were installed on the exterior of the buildings; they were also used to provide column details, and the interior for the waiting areas and ticket halls in both stations.

Throughout the project, alsecco provided a consistent level of customer service, offering design advice and technical support.

Basic 4 external wall insulation

Basic 4 has been commended for its ability to comprehend the curve of the buildings’ feature glazed brick slip wall. It was paired with a cement particle board from Fermacell to offer a watertight solution for the new stations.

In addition, the system ensures a durable, mechanically strong façade, which is easy to clean and maintain. These factors make it particularly suitable for application in high traffic areas, such as the new railway stations.

alsecco (UK) Ltd
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