Clearview National November 2017 - Issue 192 - Page 78

ENERGYEFFICIENCY 119 EBURY STREET - BEST GLOBAL BREEAM RESIDENTIAL REFURBISHMENT AWARD 2015 » » GROSVENOR BRITAIN & Ireland (‘Grosvenor’) has successfully transformed a Grade II Listed hotel into three of the most sustainable, energy efficient apartments for rent in the UK, with the assistance and expertise of Selectaglaze. 119 Ebury Street is situated in the central location of Belgravia. It was originally built as a single dwelling and was then renovated into a hotel. Recently it has been converted into three energy efficient apartments which led to 119 Ebury Street becoming the first Listed building to receive a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating in the UK. The three apartments form part of Grosvenor’s London estate, one of the largest landowners in the country. Its portfolio includes much of Belgravia and the surrounding areas. Grosvenor sought to create highly sustainable apartments which feature whole house ventilation and heat recovery; this was accomplished using the most recent engineering systems and low carbon technologies. To achieve the desired renovation, Grosvenor worked closely with Westminster City Council, David Morley Architects and main contractor Grangewood, to ensure the historical features of the building were retained while creating highly energy efficient apartments. One important aspect of the building that was hampering the ability to recover heat and create whole house ventilation was the original single glazed sash windows, which provided poor insulation. Grosvenor asked Selectaglaze, based on their long working relationship, for an advanced secondary glazing solution. To satisfy the local authorities over its concerns on the impact of using secondary glazing, a full size mock-up was built. Once the designs were agreed, Selectaglaze installed a total of 18 Series 25 units, which are a vertical sliding system with high capacity spring balances, ideal for treating larger windows that require thicker glass. The units were glazed with Pilkington Spacia, which is an evacuated sealed unit only 6mm thick with a centre pane U-value of 1.0. The secondary glazing treatment dramatically improved the overall U-value and assisted in achieving high airtightness levels. Selectaglaze has worked on all types of buildings, from museums to new build hotels. With fifty years’ experience and Royal Warrant Holder since 2004, it has an extensive product range tailored to suit the evolving needs of its clients. 5 day turnaround on our kit roofs * 5 DAY TURNAROUND With investment in the latest technology, we are able to offer a 5 day* turnaround on our kit roofs BUILDING REGULATIONS Let SupaLite take the hassle out of building regulations approval by facilitating the process on your behalf CORGI FENESTRATION * 5 day turnaround dependent on location 01772 82 80 60 78 » N OV 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Taking pride in our product; we are the first company in the sector to become a CORGI Fenestration registered company