Knauf SFS speeds construction of new homes development in Portishead

  • 30 Mar 2015

Knauf SFS speeds construction at prestige Crest Nicholson development


Knauf SFS installation at Crest Nicholson development, Newfoundland Way, Portishead, near Bristol.

© Roger Donovan, Media Photos

New homes in Portishead, Bristol Ninety4 on the Estuary included of 94 one and two-bedroom apartments.

Located along the Dockside of the Marina, the apartments overlook the estuary of the Bristol Channel and have a panoramic view of both Severn Bridges.

Crest Nicholson site manager, Dominic Hampton: “The speed that it went up was terrific. The whole project went very well and Knauf facades provided excellent technical support in the initial stages, observing the fitting and checking the detailing. In particular their technical staff did full checks to ensure that the whole infill remained secure to the building.”

Advantages of Knauf SFS infill system over alternative SIPS and traditional SFS systems

  • meets performance specifications for structural, thermal, fire and acoustic levels and remain competitively priced.
  • lightweight, flexible in design, and can accommodate a number of differing external finishes without compromising its core performance levels

The SFS panels are constructed from floor to soffit of the primary structural frame, effectively infilling the external wall, and are insulated both on the internal and external face.

The external face of the SFS panels carries 125mm of insulation which is then protected by a rainscreen panel that is rendered with Knauf Render Systems.

  • SFS can be installed from the inside of the building without the need for external scaffolding, which cuts costs, and can be installed in all weather conditions
  • SFS rapidly produces a dry weatherproof envelope that enables internal works to start while its galvanised and zinc coating offers protection to the structure
  • Offsite prefabrication not only ensures consistent quality and attention to detail but also minimises waste as each section is produced to order and cut to the required length

More details of this Crest Nicholson project CASE STUDY

Knauf Insulation
PO Box
10 Stafford Road
St Helens
WA10 3NS

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