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Weirston Road, Kilwinning

A new development of 64 timber-framed homes on a former greenfield site has been completed using a Parex render specified for its performance and suitability for application in colder conditions.

Weirston Road, constructed upon land formerly owned by Corsehill Farm, the development is situated along one of the main arterial road links through Kilwinning and is immediately adjacent to Eglinton Country Park.

Weirston Road was one of the first projects to have been procured through the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) NH1 Framework – an umbrella agreement under which approved contractors compete for publicly-funded work while complying with key requirements covering specification, quality, price and quantity.

The housing aesthetic at the development has been designed to respond to this semi-rural context the using off-white Parex Monoblanco smooth render to complement the black fibre cement cladding. Applicator Barton Plastering, of Glasgow, spray-applied the Parex render on to a blockwork substrate with Parex TV10 mesh embedded at provide strengthening at openings and known stress points.

Monoblanco was selected after a sample was made up at site and was selected for its ability to cope with variable weather conditions, being vulnerable for a shorter time after application when compared with other thin-coat renders.

The house types of Weirston Road consist of 2-bedroom cottage flats with five amenity apartments and one fully wheelchair-accessible apartment, responding to those with additional support needs including wheelchair users, the ambulant disabled or the elderly. There are also three and four-bedroom semi-detached and terraced houses. All of the homes are available for social rent and are fully adaptable to meet Housing for Varying Needs requirements.

Working for client Cunninghame Housing Association Main Contractor CCG Ltd, of Glasgow constructed Weirston Road using the CCG OSM ‘iQ’ panelised timber frame system and through its use, CCG was able to construct the entire development, wind and watertight, in a net period of 115 days.

The ‘iQ’ system was specified due to its air tightness properties and ability to reduce heat loss and improve environmental performance, a key driver in delivering energy savings for residents. To further ensure environmental efficiencies, high-performance appliances were specified with the addition of solar PV.

A series of community benefit initiatives were also delivered as a direct result of this project including three new jobs and an apprenticeship.

Client: Cunninghame Housing Association, Ardrossan
Applicator: Barton Plastering Ltd, Glasgow
Main Contractor: CCG Ltd, Glasgow

Render: Parex Monoblanco
Reinforcement: Parex TV10 Mesh

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