RIAI Public Choice Award Winner
Tooting Meadows – RIAI Public Choice Award Winner
Technical Insulation Solutions help achieve Award Winning Results.
A combination of Cavitytherm and XtroLiner insulation solutions, as well as a dedicated level of service throughout the build, contributed to a high-end result for this award-winning mixed housing development in the heart of Drogheda, Co. Louth. The dwelling, which consists of 15 dwellings for families and elderly people, won the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland’s 2020 Public Choice Award, beating off still competition from 32 other shortlisted projects
Building type: Residential
Location: Drogheda, Co Louth
Client: North & East Housing Association
Contractor: Ganson Building and Civil Engineering Contractors Ltd.
Architect: McKevitt King Architects
Completion Date: December 2019
Wall insulation : CavityTherm Full Fill Wall Insulation
Roof Insulation: XtroWall Plus
Above and Beyond
As well as providing a range of premium insulation products, Unilin Insulation excelled on their service levels throughout this project. From an early stage they engaged with architects on U-Value calculations to ensure the project achieved the thermal efficiency desired. Condensation risk reports were provided on specific details throughout the project as well as close working with the local technical specification manager.
Specification of value-added products entitled the client to Unilin Insulation’s Platinum Service which, as well as aforementioned calculations and analyses, involved an enhanced level of consultation and site visits, toolbox talks and installation training and an escalated response rate – just some of the many added benefits of this premium service.
For wall insulation, Cavitytherm rigid PIR insulation was used, delivering the ultimate solution in thermal performance . This continuous wall insulation system has a unique engineered profiled facing which directs any moisture that might penetrate the external wall down the protective facing and back onto the external leaf, giving protection from wind driven rain.
At ground floor level Unilin Insulation XT/UF rigid PIR insulation on radon membrane and a precast concrete slab achieved a U-Value of 0.12 W/m2K.
The pitched roof included 75mm/100mm Unilin XO over its rafters with 100mm XtroLiner XO between the rafters, achieving a U-Value of 0.13/0.11 W/m2K. XtroLiner XtroWall Plus is a superior performance insulation with an Agrément declared lamda value of 0.020 W/nK and an enhanced Euroclass C fire rating. Its PIR aluminium foil provides a robust facing and it is available with engineered jointing to deliver improved Thermal Bridging detailing.
The resulting U-Values achieve thermally efficient homes for the residents on Drogheda’s Scarlet Street; a benefit which particularly effects the elderly residents. All of this contributes to the sense of community sought by the client which attracted the praise of RIAI president, Ciaran O’Connor who described Tooting Meadow as:
“the perfect example” of high-quality housing that “addresses the country’s changing demographics while also creating sustainable neighbourhoods in our towns and villages.”
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