Garrick House, Burkes Road in Beaconsfield, is a brand new luxury, detached house, with an amazing price tag of £3.5 million. Constructed on behalf of Countryside Properties by main contractors ER Armfield, this remarkable six-bedroom house, standing three storeys high, has made extensive use of Thermalite aircrete blocks for the inner walls of this sizeable abode.
Thermalite's sustainable blocks have been used as an integral element in the wall build process of Garrick House. Over 960m2 of 100mm Hi-Strength 7 blocks, specified by Architects Maurice Phillips Partnership for their sustainability and thermal performance, have been used in the inner leaf of the cavity wall around the building envelope and within dividing walls. The use of Thermalite's sustainable blocks helped the building attain an excellent SAP energy efficient rating, calculated by Thermalite's Technical Advisory Service team.
Hi-Strength 7 blocks have been specifically developed to meet the requirements of a 7N/mm2 block. It is half the weight of other blocks of equal compressive strength with the 100mm option weighing just 7.5kg. In addition it provides significant improvements in productivity and thermal insulation. Because of its light weight, it is ideal for use in constructions of more than two storeys high.
The low energy properties of the Thermalite aircrete blocks are crucial to the overall efficiency of the building. As far as acoustic value is concerned, Hi-Strength offers significant acoustic advantages over comparable materials, meeting all the criteria required by the BBA.
Source: Communique PR