d+b facades is pleased to announce that works have commenced to replace the existing curtain walling at the Natural History Museum’s Palaeontology Building, Kensington. Additional works include concrete repair and concrete cleaning. The Palaeontology Building was constructed in two phases starting in 1970. The building was completed in October 1975. The additional space provided by
d+b facades is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to undertake fire safety and re-cladding works to two 13 storey tower blocks, Byron House and Linden House, Slough for Radian Group, one of the South’s largest Housing Associations. This major contract worth £5.5m forms part of c.£20m of orders so
Despite Covid delaying the start of our Contract at Aintree University Hospital we have now restarted under the direction of Main Contractor BAM Construction North West Ltd. Strict working practices are in place to ensure safe working for all concerned although at present the main thrust is to get the Access into position and erected
d+b facades is pleased to announce that is has aligned itself with Procurement Hub, an OJEU-compliant direct appointment framework for provision of its specialist design and build overcladding services which deliver projects from concept to completion assuring customers of certainty of outcome. Procurement Hub is an important way for public bodies to acquire capital projects
Amidst the nationwide disruption surrounding Covid-19, d+b facades are in week 9 of essential fire-safety works to the ten-storey tower block at Highbury College, Portsmouth, which was identified as unsafe due to ACM cladding. With any project of this nature, our priority aim is to make the building 100% fire-safe as quickly as possible. Despite
The completion ceremony took place on Friday 17th November 2017 for the recladding of Clements Court, a high-rise residential tower block owned by London Borough of Hounslow (LBH). Cllr Steve Curran (Council Leader) secured the last non-combustible panel. The combustible ACM cladding was removed within 10 days of the Council recognising that the building was at risk and entirely re-clad within 18 weeks.
To provide further reassurance to our customers, we are pleased to provide details of the successful fire test carried out at the BRE Garston as follows:-
Given the deep concerns of the residents and Hounslow Borough Council the project needed to be expedited. From the Council first contacting d+b facades on the Friday, access to the building was erected by Tuesday and all external combustible materials removed making the building fire-safe by the following Tuesday, with a sample of the recladding proposal also in place for the planners’ approval.
The fire performance of cladding systems has understandably come under intense scrutiny. By sharing publicly our personal experience, we hope to provide reassurance to users of our non-combustible aluminium rainscreen system regarding its fire safety.