Thurrock Borough Council
Client Name
Housing
Sector
Grays, Essex
Location
Re-cladding
Category

This External Wall Insulation Programme took place across nine fully-occupied residential tower blocks.

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  • Weatherby External Wall Insulation System

  • Window Replacements

  • Roof Works

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This External Wall Insulation Programme took place across nine fully-occupied residential tower blocks.

Breadcrumbs:Home>Projects>Heritage Projects>External Wall Insulation Programme
  • Weatherby External Wall Insulation System

  • Window Replacements

  • Roof Works

  • External Refurbishments and Decorations

  • Internal Redecoration

  • Ventilation Systems

Click to download project case study | .pdf | 600 KB

Axis was selected by Thurrock Borough Council, via the SEC Framework, to deliver a programme of re-cladding (External Wall Insulation Programme) and supplemental external works for nine residential tower blocks in Grays, Essex.

The client required a new External Wall Insulation system for nine high-rise residential blocks comprising 500 homes, as the previous cladding had reached the end of its lifespan. Before re-cladding could begin, Axis removed the existing panels and surveyed the walls and substrate of each building. This enabled our team to assess the structural stability of the blocks, identify areas required for repair and confirm the suitability of the chosen external insulation system.

Our specialist team then carried out the necessary remedial and preparative work, fully in accordance with BS EN 1504, before installing a Weatherby A1 Class Render insulation system.

The new External Wall Insulation provides greater thermal efficiency and weatherproofing for the buildings and is BS 8414 tested. We decorated the EWI system with a Silicone render and matching primer, providing the towers with a fresh, attractive finish.

Axis used mast climbers instead of scaffolding where possible to minimise the impact of the works on residents and provide a flexible, easy to disassemble working platform for our operatives.

The scope of works included: Roof works, including the replacement of insulation and the installation of a roof safety system; Window replacements; provision of security lighting and landscaping at the base of the towers; replacement of entrance canopies with modern, open space designed canopies and the installation of ventilation in enclosed communal lobby spaces.

Social Value

As part of Thurrock Council’s External Wall Insulation installation contract Axis was required to implement a range of initiatives, including local employment and training, and environmental sustainability in their use of products and working practices. This fits perfectly in line with our own Core Values OV3 Train and develop people – their growth becomes our growth, OV6 A community we contribute to will welcome and value us and OV7 Protect our environment – protect our future.

With Thurrock Council, we delivered a Resident Action Day August giving residents the opportunity to clear out any unwanted waste. Axis’ partnership with Enva, a leading provider of waste management and resource recovery solutions, provided two skips for the event. Axis also organised a Children’s Summer Art Project for young people. All entries will have artwork displayed on Axis’ hoarding on the Seabrooke Rise Estate.

Read more about our award-winning re-cladding works at Gosport Towers for Hyde here

Axis was selected by Thurrock Borough Council, via the SEC Framework, to deliver a programme of re-cladding (External Wall Insulation Programme) and supplemental external works for nine residential tower blocks in Grays, Essex.

The client required a new External Wall Insulation system for nine high-rise residential blocks comprising 500 homes, as the previous cladding had reached the end of its lifespan. Before re-cladding could begin, Axis removed the existing panels and surveyed the walls and substrate of each building. This enabled our team to assess the structural stability of the blocks, identify areas required for repair and confirm the suitability of the chosen external insulation system.

Our specialist team then carried out the necessary remedial and preparative work, fully in accordance with BS EN 1504, before installing a Weatherby A1 Class Render insulation system.

The new External Wall Insulation provides greater thermal efficiency and weatherproofing for the buildings and is BS 8414 tested. We decorated the EWI system with a Silicone render and matching primer, providing the towers with a fresh, attractive finish.

Axis used mast climbers instead of scaffolding where possible to minimise the impact of the works on residents and provide a flexible, easy to disassemble working platform for our operatives.

The scope of works included: Roof works, including the replacement of insulation and the installation of a roof safety system; Window replacements; provision of security lighting and landscaping at the base of the towers; replacement of entrance canopies with modern, open space designed canopies and the installation of ventilation in enclosed communal lobby spaces.

Social Value

As part of Thurrock Council’s External Wall Insulation installation contract Axis was required to implement a range of initiatives, including local employment and training, and environmental sustainability in their use of products and working practices. This fits perfectly in line with our own Core Values OV3 Train and develop people – their growth becomes our growth, OV6 A community we contribute to will welcome and value us and OV7 Protect our environment – protect our future.

With Thurrock Council, we delivered a Resident Action Day August giving residents the opportunity to clear out any unwanted waste. Axis’ partnership with Enva, a leading provider of waste management and resource recovery solutions, provided two skips for the event. Axis also organised a Children’s Summer Art Project for young people. All entries will have artwork displayed on Axis’ hoarding on the Seabrooke Rise Estate.

Read more about our award-winning re-cladding works at Gosport Towers for Hyde here

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