Old Ford car site converted into energy efficient affordable homes

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Phil Puccio

A 4 acre site, originally part of the Ford Dagenham car plant, will provide new homes for 325 residential units in a series of five to ten story apartment buildings. The Merrielands Crescent project forms part of the London Riverside Opportunity Area, a 3,000 hectare regeneration zone designated in the London Plan for up to 26,500 homes throughout the Borough of Barking & Dagenham.

Construction of the Merrielands development is managed by Inland Partnerships on behalf of Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest housing association.

15,000 m2 of A. Proctor Group’s Wraptite® airtightness membrane is included in the design. Wraptite is the only BBA certified self-adhesive vapor permeable air barrier that combines the critical properties of vapor permeability and airtightness in a self-adhesive membrane.

Unregulated or uncontrolled airflow can act as a carrier for moist air, drawing it in from the outside or pulling it into walls, ceilings and roofs from the inside. As a result, uncontrolled airflow will almost certainly affect the building’s energy efficiency, and uncontrolled movement of moist air will have a long-term adverse effect on the building’s durability and lifespan.

Incorporating the Wraptite system into the façade design helps ensure performance “as designed”, reducing the gap between designed and actual energy performance and reducing the likelihood of potential failure to meet required airtightness levels.

The Wraptite membrane offers an effective alternative to using a traditional internal air barrier. Wraptite is a self-adhesive breathable membrane that attaches quickly and efficiently to the outside as part of the rainproof system.

Traditional internal air barriers must accommodate building services such as electrical, lighting, heating, and drainage systems, increasing the gap between design and construction. However, the Wraptite membrane fully bonds to virtually any substrate and requires no mechanical attachment and only a minimal amount of gaskets or tape to suppress air leaks around joints or penetrations.

Another important advantage of the Wraptite system is the high degree of protection of the structure under the cladding. Wraptite’s high vapor permeability allows the underlying substrate to dry quickly and allows moisture vapor to escape, reducing the likelihood of mold, mildew, condensation, wood warping and metal corrosion.

Wraptite is compliant with the amendments to Part B regulations and is also BBA approved for unrestricted use in buildings over 18m in England and 11m in Scotland.

To learn more about A. Proctor Groups’ Wraptite® Airtightness Membrane click here.

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