Custom House, Cardiff

  • custom house cladding
Cladding, New Build, Windows
About This Project




Build Type

New Build



Completion Year



About this project

The redevelopment of Custom House in Cardiff provides a 248-bed Premier Inn Hotel and Restaurant to the hub of the Welsh City. With the lower levels of the building utilising the original ‘Custom House’ building which dates to 1845. Working with infill steel framing systems we have been able to bring the traditional building together with the modern contemporary addition.


Build-Therm’s installed the light-weight steel framing systems as well as steel support work to enable the installation of the K-Roc Karrier Panels, laid at a 59-degree pitch to the 20 Storey building.


The site is situated within Cardiff City centre with limited space bounded by the electrified main Cardiff to London railway route and busy bus lanes on the north elevation of the development. The obstacles pose logistic and Health and Safety issues which our site team managed daily.


The final façade of the building has transpired to be almost a mirror image of the CGI, which shows what can be achieved when everyone within the supply chain works cohesively.


Special Features

Custom House featured unique shaped windows and reveal pods. The orientation of the panels also created some challenges to the design particularly in respect of the interface with the window setting out. Our design team worked in conjunction with Kingspan to eliminate any issues that could have arisen, we did this by creating a life-size sample panel that could be approved by the client before starting on site.


Project Summary

  • Infill Steel Framing System from Frameclad
  • K-Roc Karrier Panels from Kingspan
  • Dri-Design Panels from Kingspan