High Rise Retrofit

Wodensfield Tower & William Bentley Court

Wetherby Building Systems are specialists in the design and supply of external wall insulation systems for the refurbishment of multi storey domestic properties.

Unlike low rise dwellings, the system at height is subject to a considerable amount of wind suction pressure and great care must be taken to ensure the system can withstand these pressures and remain adhered and watertight.

With over twenty years of experience in this type of solution, Wetherby can bring a wealth of experience to the very important technical requirements for these buildings.  Specialist fixings, adhesives and pull out tests are all required to meet the onerous requirements. Our technical staff have the knowledge to ensure the specification for these buildings will provide a workable, long lasting system able to cope with the extra demands of being applied high in the air.

Once the basic insulation and reinforcements are correctly specified a range of external colours , textures and finishes are available to transform the appearance of the building along with the heat saving advantages.

Wetherby follow a stringent process to ensure high rise buildings are correctly designed and accurately installed. This is detailed in an easy to follow step by step guide featured in the brochure below.


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External Wall Insulation Fire Video | Wetherby High Rise Retrofit Project: Wodensfield Tower & William Bentley Court Timelapse

‘Improvements in Wednesfield’ video by Wolverhampton Homes

Gordon Reynolds, a tenant at Wodensfield Tower, said:

The Estate was becoming run down and looked drab and unattractive, the lifts were unreliable and we had problems with youths and anti-social behaviour. Now my flat and the blocks are far warmer, lifts are reliable, security has improved and the estate looks cleaner and much more presentable.”

Steve North, commercial and development manager at Wolverhampton Homes said:

The scheme has been a challenge but thanks to the fully committed team on site and the support of the tenants we have a project that we can be very proud of and place where people want to live. The transformation of the tower blocks has been amazing.”