A prime waterside location in Barnstaple’s historic water front is the latest new development to benefit from Wetherby’s external wall insulation system, breathing a new lease of life into Brunswick Wharf.
Major plans were approved by Torridge District Council for new housing along with a marina, shops, restaurants and cafes as part of a new regeneration scheme that will see the neglected site revived making vital contributions for the local community.
This exciting new development set in the heart of Barnstaple has been transformed by Longclose Ltd and EWI installers, Langdon Brothers Ltd. The site comprises of 12 high spec two and three bedroom apartments within an attractive three storey building which has utilised a steel frame structure (SFS). This modern method of construction is becoming increasingly popular due to its ability to reduce project timescales and costs, therefore, with Wetherby’s Epsitec system being specifically designed for this type of construction it was chosen by RGP Architects Ltd as the perfect choice for the project.
Wetherby’s Epsitec system incorporates a drainage cavity; by using this method it allows the steel frame structure to remain dry protecting the building from any potential weather damage, whilst allowing the frame to breathe. A 25mm Epsitec rail was applied and mechanically fixed behind the rigid 70mm Epsitherm insulation board providing a structurally sound building as well as being able to maximise the thermal efficiency by achieving a u-value of 0.30w/m²K. The building was then reinforced with a basecoat and 1.5mm Silicone K render to provide a flexible high impact finish and a visually striking building.
The transformation will be a big economic boost for the area providing some much needed new homes that will benefit from low carbon emissions and thermal efficiency throughout.