Restore and renew with Eurobrick
There are many dilapidated buildings around the UK that just need a little care and attention to either restore them to their former glory or to give them a whole new lease of life. Eurobrick has been leading the brick slip cladding sector for nearly 30 years and has extensive experience of supplying redevelopment projects that aim to rejuvenate these older properties.
X-Clad is an external wall insulation (EWI) brick slip cladding system that is suitable for both new build and retrofit projects and includes the option to add different thicknesses of insulation to help meet the U-Value targets of a project while maintaining a lightweight, slim profile. With a huge variety of brick slips available, and the flexibility to use alongside other finishes such as timber or render, any number of traditional or contemporary finishes can be achieved.
The Cotton Exchange is a recent project that involved the sympathetic conversion of a redundant warehouse building into residential apartments. Situated in London, the old warehouse building was unattractive and falling into disrepair, as the ‘before’ photo from the architects, Hale Brown, shows. The redevelopment of the site transformed the existing building into thirty four 1 & 2 bed loft-style contemporary apartments.
Eurobrick supplied a total 2400m² of X-Clad system for this project, which was installed by RDK Dry Lining Ltd to both the side and front elevations. This included around 1970m² of the 17mm insulated backer panels and 430m² of the 50mm insulated backer panels. The panels are lightweight, easy to handle and cut to size and were mechanically fixed directly to the existing walls.
Three different colours of specially cut brick slips were used, including Ibstock Chelsea Old Funton, Ibstock Leicester weathered and Ibstock Bevern Dark Multi slips along with Eurobrick’s Standard grey and Light Sandstone Europoint mortars, which helped to create the overall distinctive multi-coloured finish.
Brick slip cladding is durable and will weather and age in the same way as conventional brickwork, requiring little to no maintenance. Eurobrick’s systems are BBA certified and they also offer a 25 year product guarantee. For more information please visit www.eurobrick.co.uk.