We were commissioned with this project by the clients, who learnt of us via Grand Designs Live at the NEC 2013.
We assisted the architects throughout the design phase and offered a visualisation of the elevations with our bespoke panels and StonePlus profiles installed.
This property, which is in a prominent area of Greater London, was designed to International zero-energy and Passive House standards incorporating many cutting-edge solutions including Polarwall ICF, with a bespoke Monolith BrickPlus: Eco and StonePlus finish. This development now has an estimated value of £8M+.
We provided the complete finish to the external façade which was required to appear ‘historic’, matching the bricks approved by the Local Authority within this heritage area. Amongst the many bespoke complexities, we replicated a rustic brick bonded onto bespoke panels in the very distinctive and regional ‘Surrey Monk Bond’, offering a stunning visual effect.
The bricks were further enhanced with raised details and brick quoins. The entire roof was finished with lightweight StonePlus cornices, dentils and two large pediments, and a StonePlus entrance portico completed the desired look.
The benefits that attracted Emerald to our products were the ability to match the bricks specified by the Local Authority in this heritage area and, most importantly, the speed of installation due to decreased weight and the installation method of bonding our panels directly onto the ICF walls. Other significant factors were the savings in resource and labour (reduced need for scaffolding and traditional bricklayers).
Emerald ECS contractors were trained and authorised to install the StonePlus and BrickPlus on this project. They were so confident and happy to work with our products that – following the successful completion of this project – they have gone on to install our products on many projects since, including the impressive Travelodge, Richmond project.
Client / Developer / Contractor:
Emerald ECS UK Ltd.
Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF)
Completed in 2015