Hanham Hall Eco Village, Hanham

South Gloucestershire, UK
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Key facts & Challenges

  • Sector: Multi residential
  • Project value: £38m
  • Client: Barratt Developments
  • Contractor: Barratt Developments
  • Subcontractor: Harbour Render Systems
  • Innovations: Bluclad

Hanham Hall is a multi-award winning development of 185 homes located 7km from Bristol city centre. It will become the benchmark for sustainable housing development, meeting the projected 2015 Zero-Carbon targets. The project used cutting edge building technology in the form of SIPS panels which were tested for sound and airtightness by BSRIA and co-heating by Oxford Brooks University. Bluclad was an integral part of the SIPS panel, providing a substrate for the final external render finish.

Installation Phase

Which materials are specified and how they are used is a core element of the 2016 Zero Carbon standard - and hence a requirement of the Hanham Hall project. All elements had to perform to the highest industry standards, including fire, thermal and acoustic performance.

Siniat Bluclad at Hanham Hall. Multi-residential case study.
No drilling or pre-counter boring required

Bluclad is simply screwed to vertical timber battens

Panel installation

Bluclad was installed horizontally in a stretcher bond pattern with a 3mm gap left between each board.

Siniat Bluclad at Hanham Hall. Multi-residential case study.

"The Bluclad construction boards give a good, stable surface and adhesion which with the weber.rend MT multi-coat render system provided a clean, simple aesthetic finish for the properties."

Phil Bailey, DirectorHarbour Render Systems


Local Impact

"Each and every material specified for this project needed to satisfy the strict criteria of the Carbon Challenge Brief - the Weber/Bluclad system met this brief - and provided the designers with the flexibility to design each unit individually. Bluclad is a well-established product which is practical to use on site."

Rob Wood, Surveyor
Barratt Developments

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