Granville Road,
Barnet Homes


Barnet Homes non-combustible reclad of 3No tower blocks in 25 weeks!

15 floors per tower, four 2 bed flats per floor, 60 flats per block, total 180 flats.

  • Client: Barnet Homes
  • Programme: April 2018 – October 2018
  • Contract Value: £3.10m
  • Project Duration: Contract Period 32 weeks, Actual Period 27 weeks


Originally constructed in 1963, the 3 No x15 storey Granville Road Towers were overclad with ACM in 2010/11. Following concerns about defects and combustibility, the cladding was removed by
 October 2017.

Barnet Homes and Pellings (the Employer’s Agent) evaluated options for making good and appointed d+b facades to carry out stage 1, ‘survey and design’ work to develop re-cladding proposals. After detailed survey and testing of the existing, followed by drawings, calculations, further testing, provision of samples, prototypes and the obtaining of statutory approvals, d+b facades submitted their formal Contractors Proposals (CP’s) for the stage 2 ‘reinstatement works’.

These were accepted by Barnet Homes and works commenced late April 2018 under the constant scrutiny of the Employers Team. The new system uses only non-combustible materials together with full-fill mineral wool cavity barriers that meet today’s new standards.

David Hann, Assistant Director of Operations for Barnet Homes said:

“Barnet Homes has been delighted with the progress of the recladding works to date and looks forward to the project’s completion. d+b facades’ solutions orientated approach through the design stage, contract mobilisation and works has been most welcomed.

It has been a pleasure to work in partnership with d+b facades on these crucial works to ensure the safety and peace of mind of our residents.”

Ian Nunn, Senior Associate Building Surveyor, Pelling’s said:

“d+b have performed extremely well in delivering Barnet Homes’ requirements, whilst also being able to adapt their system accordingly in order to be compatible with the retained elements. We have found d+b to be very proactive in all aspects of the delivery, and they are willing and prepared to accommodate Barnet Homes’ changes and suggestions”.

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