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Wetherby: Ipswich building to undergo vital fire safety improvements with EWI system

  • 7 Apr 2021

Many high-rise buildings have been re-evaluating their fire safety since the Grenfell disaster and St Francis Tower in Ipswich is the latest example to be subject to fire safety improvements. With the removal of its pre-existing exterior cladding, it is set for replacement by a BBA EWI approved system from system designer Wetherby Building Systems Ltd.

The project is receiving funding from the Government Building Safety Fund, which is aimed at making sure tenants, leaseholders and residents living in buildings covered by the fund are safe by remediating unsafe non-ACM cladding systems.

Oander Ltd are to deliver the fire safety improvements, with the help of Guildmore Ltd to assist with the remedial works. When it came to the replacement of the existing system, Wetherby were chosen due to the stringent fire tests on all of their EWI systems.

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With a mix of masonry and steel frame substrate to the building, two different Wetherby Thin Coat Render Systems were chosen to be installed to the 3500 square metre area.

For the steel frame area, Wetherby’s Rail Fix system was an ideal option as it incorporates a drainage cavity; by using this method it allows the steel frame structure to remain dry protecting the building from any potential weather damage.

All elevations are to be finished with Wetherby 1.5mm Silicone K render in contrasting shades of grey to compliment the nearby St Nicholas Church.

Contact:

Wetherby Building Systems,
1 Kid Glove Road,
Golborne Enterprise Park,
Golborne,
Greater Manchester,
Cheshire,
United Kingdom
WA3 3GS

Phone: 01942 717100
Fax: 01942 717101

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