Willmott Dixon Energy Services Ltd
Build-Therm Services were contracted to undertake works to improve the thermal performance and physical appearance of two high-rise tower block built in the 1960s in Oxford.
The design of the external facades provided each tower with its own identity whilst maintaining continuity through the vertical divides of the facades which consisted of External Wall Insulation with a Silicone Render Finish and Insulated Aluminium Cladding, both undertaken by Build-Therm Services. The integration of feature bands in the cladding and ashlar groove render provides a visual divide of the floor levels with the balconies providing brightness to the facades. With the ground floor being a high-impacted area, the facades maintained a more durable finish in the form of a Brick Slip finish.
The transformation of the exterior to these 15 storey blocks will certainly enhance the Oxford Skyline. It also adds to our refurbishment and highrise portfolios.