Millennium Village Greenwich – Fast Installation Of External Wall Insulation

Topics Covered

Project Team

Project Overview

Technologies

Review and Comment

Project Team

EPR Architects Ltd - Architects,
ECL Contracts Ltd. - Installation of external wall insulation,
NHBC – Building control and warranty

Project Overview

The Millennium Village is on the riverbank, alongside the Millennium dome on the Greenwich peninsula. The project needed to comply with Government requirements for innovative construction of low cost affordable flats and housing. Steel-framed construction was specified, coupled with 7,000 plus square metres of insulated render.

This site was originally a brownfield site owned by North Thames Gas, which had to be sterilised prior to building work.

Technologies

The wall was built up using two sheets of plasterboard on the internal face; 150 mm stud infilled with acoustic quilt in the void; and the Sto Ltd external wall insulation system, comprising sheathing board with 50 mm of StoTherm mineral wool insulation which, together with the quilt, met the target u-value, and with an acrylic finish in panelised strong blocks of colour.

To comply with NHBC requirements it was necessary to incorporate a 20 mm drainage gap between the sheathing board and the insulation. NHBC then provided the warranty and Building Control.

Review and Comment

The Millennium Village was outright winner of the Andy Swan New Build Award 2004, sponsored by the Insulated Render and Cladding Association, for the best use of external wall insulation.

Source: Insulated Render and Cladding Association

             25 March 2004

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