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Manchett Group Limited, The Tack Room,
Lorkins Farm, Conways Road,
Orsett, Grays, Essex, RM16 3EL

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    • Client

      iQ Student Accommodation

    • Location


    • Duration

      12 – 14 Weeks

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    iQ Student Accommodation

    The building façade was originally overclad using a man-made terracotta type tile supported on an SFS frame on horizontal rails. A report was undertaken concerning the original installation of the tiles in relation to the fixing method as incidences of tiles falling from height in proximity of footfall traffic had occurred.

    The decision to appoint a cladding remediation specialist would take a considerable amount of time from design and approval through to the works commencing. In the meantime, the danger remained of tiles falling to ground.

    It was decided to look at temporary alternatives such as erecting a scaffold fan around the entire perimeter of the building, this was discounted by the client and consultants appointed. Manchett were approached by IQ to design a netting system that would retain the terracotta tiles in place on 17 individual elevation sections around the building until a new cladding was designed and commissioned.