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Gaywood House, Bristol



Improving the thermal fabric performance and replicating the existing look.

The primary aim of the project was to improve the thermal fabric performance of the block and also to replicate the existing look. To achieve this, the client’s key requirements were two-fold. Firstly, to match the original external style as closely as possible in both colour and texture to satisfy the local authority’s requirements.

The second key criteria was to ensure that all the systems used on the project were limited combustibility to meet the current building regulations for buildings over the height of 18 meters in England.

Meeting the project deadlines and minimising disruptions.

We worked in collaboration with our approved installer Rateavon Ltd to ensure there was minimum disruption to the residents of Gaywood House. Our Technical team carried out regular site inspections to ensure the systems were installed to the highest standard with timely responses to technical detailing requests.

Delivering a robust, safe and aesthetic system solution to meet the project requirements.

We specified a combination of K Systems M VBriQ and K Systems M VBriQ+ to ensure we met the aesthetic planning requirements and comply with building regulations for resistance to fire in high-rise buildings.

Our system incorporate mineral wool insulation which has an outstanding A1 noncombustible fire rating, which improves the thermal comfort and reduces heating costs for residents, whilst supporting Bristol City Council to meet their carbon emission targets.

Our VBriQ acrylic brick slip finish was specified due to its lightweight characteristics and wide range of colours. Our Acrylic slips have a high UV resistance which will ensure the building maintains its appearance over time.

Our VBriQ+ clay brick slip finish was specified for the ground floor and surrounding garage areas because of its robust and durable characteristics.

Download the Gaywood House case study here. 

Additional information

Building Type


Insulation Type

Mineral Wool



Render / Finish

Acrylic, Brick Slip

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