Willmott Dixon Energy Services Ltd
About this project
Build-Therm Services were contracted to undertake remediation works to improve the thermal performance and physical appearance of two high-rise tower blocks 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. The envelope solution consisted of external wall insulation with a silicone render finish and insulated aluminium cladding.
The construction also saw the integration of feature bands in the cladding and ashlar groove render. This provides a visual divide with the balconies delivering brightness to the facade. With the ground floor being a high-impacted area, the facades maintained a more durable finish in the form of brick slips.
This project was one of our first high rise recladding installation developments. We were working in a live environment and ensured the safety of the residence. It was a highly anticipated project as part of a larger redevelopment, taking place after Grenfell, it was essential to provide A1 compliant systems.