Clearview Homes specified Porotherm to speed up construction of a new development in the centre of South Harrow.
Project: 50 Unit Apartment Block Location: South Harrow, London Contractor: Clearview Homes
The system was used for the internal structure, going up one floor per eight days and making the building ready for roof installation within 10 weeks. Once this internal structure was erected, external facing bricks were applied and internal fix began at the same time – which cut a 15-month build to around 12 months in total.
Project: Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School Location: Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire Developer: A&H Construction
The build, which was first approved in 2004 by Worcester County Council, finally started in December 2011. Thankfully, due to clever architectural planning and use of the Porotherm system, the project was completed by November 2012. Porotherm was used to build the school’s internal cavity walls, allowing both Boughton Butler and A&H Construction greater flexibility and options with other areas of the build.
Project: Care Home Contractor: Baxter & King Construction Ltd Customer: Seagrave Healthcare Developments Order: 5,200 m2 Building size: 36,000 sq ft Project length: (Porotherm build) Water tight 52 days Time saving: Reduction of six weeks Block: PTH100 Wall spec: 100mm Porotherm, 100mm full fill cavity, 100mm facing brick Wall thickness: 300mm Thermal performance: 0.25W/m2K
The Porotherm clay block walling system was employed at a care home development in Corby, Northamptonshire. Built for Seagrave Healthcare Developments, the 72-bed Care Home was built by main contractor Baxter & King Construction Ltd who have specialised in healthcare construction for more than 20 years. The project used 5,200m² of the precision engineered blocks over three storeys. Once complete, the facility was leased to operator Avery Healthcare.
Wienerberger’s Porotherm have announced the arrival of two new UK Porotherm Training Centres launched by our Porotherm System Distributors, Elliotts and Ridgeons. Located at Elliotts Millbank, Southampton and Ridgeons Station Rd Pampisford branches the centres are now open for business and will provide training sessions to teach participants how to build with Porotherm.
Porotherm is our clay block walling system that offers a superb range of benefits to the construction industry. It is becoming increasingly popular across the UK so the expansion of the training facilities available is important.
As Porotherm System Distributors, Elliotts and Ridgeons will be offering practical training and support in their regions from these new centres to demonstrate how the system works and to highlight the many benefits if offers.
Darren White, Director of Sales for Porotherm at Wienerberger, commented: “We are delighted with the launch of the new training centres. We work closely with our distributor partners to communicate the benefits of the system to tradesmen and to teach them to use it as efficiently and effectively as possible. We hope to see lots of people taking up the opportunity to participate in the training from these new facilities”.
The two new Porotherm Training Centres join seven other facilities across the UK.
Wienerberger, the leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, has announced a major new partnership with Barratt Developments PLC. The UK’s largest housebuilder has committed to using Wienerberger’s innovative clay block walling system, Porotherm, to build 1600 homes in the UK – 10% of Barratt’s 2014 build programme. The contract means that Barratt will be making use of the equivalent of 300,000m2 of Porotherm blocks in 2014.