A. Proctor Group

Spacetherm® improves thermal efficiency of Bristol Waterfront apartments

  • 26 Apr 2019

The A. Proctor Group’s Spacetherm Aerogel Blanket has been selected for its superior thermal performance, flexibility and suitability for space-critical applications in an impressive £14m development of Bristol Waterfront apartments.

The Brandon Yard project in Bristol’s Harbourside earned client Acorn Property Group, the RESI Award highly commended for Development of the Year in 2018.

A mixture of new-build and restoration, the design created by architects AWW Bristol involved the regeneration of a former gasworks site at Brandon Yard, which had remained derelict for almost 40 years, and contains the ruins of two Grade II listed buildings, West Purifier House and Engine House.

A total of 58, one, two and three bedroom apartments will be created, consisting of a new five-storey apartment block that has been designed in keeping with the historic surroundings, with West Purifier House renovated into a three-storey apartment block, and Engine House converted into two duplex units.

Grégoire Capron, Project Lead at AWW, commented: “The solid wall construction of the two Grade II listed buildings meant that space for internal insulation was limited.

“We chose to use Spacetherm Aerogel Blanket from the A. Proctor Group, a high-performance insulation blanket, capable of achieving extremely low U-values, whilst providing us with the flexibility required to work around doors, window reveals, and walls with minimum loss of space.”

Spacetherm Aerogel combines a silica aerogel with a fibre matrix and is suitable for a wide range of applications, in which thermal performance is crucial.

With a thermal conductivity of 0.015 W/mK, Spacetherm Aerogel’s performance credentials qualify it as one of the best insulation materials available worldwide.

Engineered for unsurpassed thermal performance in space-critical applications, Spacetherm offers low thermal conductivity, and compression strength, plus breathability allied to hydrophobic characteristics.

As well as solid walls, Spacetherm Aerogel blanket is an ideal choice for timber or steel frame structures and on request can be cut to a variety of widths and sizes to suit different applications.

The Aerogel blanket is available in 5, 10, 15, 20mm thickness, with other thicknesses available on request. In addition to timber and steel structures, it can also be bonded to a wide range of boards and substrates where thermal bridging is an issue.

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Hambleside Danelaw

A 'different mindset' means business growth - Hambleside Danelaw

A ‘different mindset’ is resulting in further business growth for the UK’s largest independent builders merchant, explains Hambleside Danelaw.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Ventilation

Gilberts Blackpool
Newton Waterproofing

Newton Waterproofing partners with leading specifiers

Newton Waterproofing, the UK’s leading independent designers and suppliers of guaranteed waterproofing systems, has launched a nationwide network of approved architects and specifiers

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Damp & Waterproofing

Vandersanden

WilkinsonEyre makes Vandersanden the educated choice for Queen Mary University

WilkinsonEyre has specified bricks and brick slips from innovation-led manufacturer, Vandersanden, to emphasise the horizontal volumes and architectural context of the contemporary, new Graduate Centre at Queen Mary University in London.

Posted in Articles, Bricks & Blocks, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls