d+b facades are ahead of target to complete the re-clad of 3No Tower Blocks. Originally constructed in 1963, the 3No x 15 storey Granville Road Towers were overclad with an ACM system in 2010/11. Following concerns about its combustibility a decision was reached to remove the cladding system in June 2017. Barnet Homes engaged a
d+b facades fully support the Governments Guidance that seeks to raise the standards of the UK’s cladding to high rise Towers. We are consummate professionals and want to assist in raising the bar much higher to achieve ‘failsafe standards’ that remove risk and guarantees long term performance – what is more we can do so

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.

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.

Further to our Press Release of 15th June 2017 we wish to support the statement that the d+b system is A1 non-combustible by sharing a number of independent Data Sheets relating to key components of our system, in particular the aluminium cladding panels, the mineral wool insulation, the fire breaks and the powder coating applied

In light of the recent tragic events at Grenfell Tower and speculation regarding the role of the cladding in the rapid spread of the fire we want to reassure clients regarding d+b facades’ system. Our aluminium rainscreen system is +25 years old, unchanged and is proven to perform in all respects, including severe fire. The

Aluminium Overcladding
The World Architecture News (WAN) Awards has evolved into the world’s largest international architectural awards programme comprising, amongst others, the WAN Awards Façades category , a major international competition that celebrates and promotes the best in architectural façades attracting entries from all over the World. External refurbishment of the Bristol Royal Infirmary was shortlisted in