Branksome Park, Poole
An external wall insulation (EWI) system from Parex has brought kerb appeal and thermal benefits to a stunning new apartment building in the desirable Branksome Park area of Poole.
Close to sandy Branksome Beach and the property hotspot of Sandbanks, 56 The Avenue is a new contemporary development featuring 10, two-and-three bedroom apartments. The architect and client not only wanted an EWI system that maximised the internal space but also assisted with the dramatic shape of the building which featured soft curves and no right angles.
Working with Evans & Traves LLP Architecture and contractor L G Building Poole, Parex provided a system build-up comprising PAREXTHERM Siloxane applied to expanded polystyrene (EPS) on blockwork. In addition, Monoblanco was applied to blockwork on the garden perimeter walls.
For each elevation, Parex Maite was fully embedded with 355AVU mesh to provide added strength and crack resistance. This was then floated flat and once the basecoat was dry, Revlane Regulateur was applied to increase the depth of colour prior to the application of the white top coat finish of Revlane Siloxane.
Throughout the installation, the Parex technical team provided technical support and full on-site visits every three-to-four weeks to ensure the project ran smoothly and to the client’s satisfaction.
Wrap-around solutions such as Parex’s PAREXTHERM External Wall Insulation (EWI) systems – with either mineral or acrylic based renders – will significantly reduce heat loss though the external envelope and ensure a warmer more comfortable internal environment, without compromising on façade design.
With sites in Welwyn Garden City and Preston, Parex in the UK is a a high performing division of the Parex Corporation, a leading manufacturer of specialist mortars, anchors, highways products, hard landscaping mortars, advanced renders and repair materials used in construction, refurbishment and civil engineering.
Now complete, Parex’s EWI system has offered this high-end development a wealth of benefits from superior aesthetics to thermal efficiency, ensuring the building is fit for the future.
Client: Evans & Traves LLP Architecture
Main Contractor: L G Building Poole