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, 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.