Where construction or reconstruction of a property is required to replicate a traditional style, the opportunity exsits to eliminate shortcomings or areas in which the damp proofing and thermal qualities are not ideal. It is usually possible to introduce measures that do not affect the aesthetics of the structure but do raise the performance and improve the behaviour of the wall.
Openings in new and exsiting buildings can be assessed and preformed closing DPC's moulded to aid consistent and accurate construction. At the same time thermal benefits can be introduced where possible.
Both architect and contractor are able to make use of preformed solutions that create the desired detail, thus eliminating problems commonly associated with installer error and misplacement.
A typical example is when counterweight sash frames replace balanced sash frames in existing buildings with solid or cavity walls. The opportunity arises to introduce additional damp protection and thermal measures. Insulated DPC sections can infill the void that previously accomodated the balance weights, without appearance of the window being affected.
To take advantage of the Bespoke Traditional Closing Service, please contact your Area Manager or the Helpdesk at our Yeovil office. (see back for contact numbers.)