Broad Lane


External Wall Insulation used in Social Housing refurbishment project on Broad Lane, Liverpool

Project Background:Boots properties before refurbishment.
Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) was formed in 2008 to manage 15,000 homes in Liverpool and has invested heavily over the past 4 years to bring many of its properties up to the Decent Homes Standard. Nearly £300 million will be spent on improving homes and services over the next 5 years and over the next 30 years, almost £900 million will be invested.

As part of the programme LMH recently completed the upgrade of 71 non-traditional Boots properties on Broad Lane and Winskill Road. The properties were severely defective, poorly insulated and in an extremely bad state of disrepair.

Client Requirements:Boots properties before refurbishment
LMH wanted a cost effective solution for externally refurbishing the houses and one that would:

• Provide structural support and extend the life of these defective properties

• Create a watertight and thermally efficient building envelope

• Improve the external appearance of the houses of which 66 were voids

Design Solution:Boots properties after refurbishment
Structherm’s unique Structural External Wall Insulation system incorporating 80mm thick Enhanced EPS insulation was specified for the external refurbishment of the properties. To complete the system a high performing contemporary acrylic render in white was applied to most elevations. Macerend Brick Effect render was applied for creative detailing to some elevations and around some front door entrances, a pale blue acrylic render was used around some living room windows.

Boots properties after refurbishment
Project Name: Broad Lane & Winskill Road
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Sector: Social Housing - Low Rise
Client: Liverpool Mutual Homes
Building Type: Boots Non-Traditional
Project Size: 71 Properties / 4340m2
Product: • Structural External Wall Insulation
• Acrylic render finish
• Brick effect render detailing
• The Structural External Wall Insulation has provided the
necessary structural support and provides a minimum
design life of 30 years.

• Thermal performance has improved greatly with the U
values dropping from 1.55W/m2K to 0.29W/m2K

• The individual designs have significantly improved the
aesthetic appearance of the properties and given them a
fresh contemporary look. The refurbishment programme also included new windows, doors, roofs, soffits, fascia boards, guttering and solar PV.

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