Woodberry Down Block B, London

2020

Products used:

EW | Cavity Barriers and Firestops for Masonry External Walls

BB-CB | Balcony Bracket – Cavity Barrier 

SIDERISE has provided a proven range of cavity barriers and an innovative new balcony bracket for a residential building located within a new sustainable community in north London.

A landmark 64-acre regeneration project taking shape near Finsbury Park, Woodbury Down will feature over 5500 new homes and community facilities whilst maintaining a sustainable approach to development. Working with Berkeley Homes and façade contractor Swift Brickwork on Block B of the development, SIDERISE provided a range of fire compartmentation solutions including both the EW cavity barrier for masonry walls and the new BB-CB Balcony Bracket – a ready-to-fit cavity barrier solution offering 2 hours fire resistance, which addresses the complex detailing where a balcony interacts with the building envelope, and allows for simple abutting of the EW products to provide continuity of the cavity barriers.

The ongoing and long-term collaboration with Berkeley Homes led to SIDERISE recommending both the EW cavity barrier to seal the gap between the inside of the floor slabs and the exterior brick façade, and also the new BB-CB balcony bracket - cavity barrier, the first time this innovation has been installed in balcony applications.

SIDERISE developed the innovative ready-to-fit BB-CB solution for balcony applications in order to speed-up the installation and provide a tested fire compartmentation solution for an area where high workmanship skills were required. 

In addition to the bespoke technical support and guidance provided throughout the project, the SIDERISE Inspection App offered the developer an efficient way to effectively inspect, record and seamlessly audit the quality of their installation work on this residential building throughout the contract. By capturing the relevant information on a standard smartphone or tablet device, Swift Brickwork was able to highlight any issues in need of a resolution and ensure 100% quality assurance on the installation of the cavity barrier system.

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