Residential Development: Wellington Court
Products used: Brick Slip Feature Corbelled Arch & Full Arch Lintels
Developer: Halamar Developments
Wellington Court is an exclusive collection of eight luxury two- and three-bedroom apartments located in Beaconsfield. The renowned developer Halamar captivates an elegant flow and delicate fusion of old and new design, whilst award winning Hill House Interiors blend Art Deco heritage and modern sophistication interiors. Keystones brick slip feature corbelled arch and full arch lintels add character to the main entrance and remarkable penthouse apartment windows leading out onto the balconies.
The developer wanted to set a new benchmark of living in Buckinghamshire. Synergising both offsite and onsite construction, exemplary offsite craftmanship was required to expertly achieve key architectural design features and complement onsite labour skill effortlessly together in delivering the build schedule within the designated time frame.
Keystones pioneering brick slip system ensured quality control standards were maintained throughout the manufacturing process. A consignment of light textured Parham Red bricks were collected from site, which reduced brick wastage and improved material management. Double Cant bricks were precisely cut and bonded offsite onto an extra heavy duty corbelled arch lintel using a BBA approved construction adhesive in a factory-controlled environment. The one-piece lintel design solution required exacting dimensions to avoid any conflict with the proposed stone sitting at the end of each arch bearing. 3593mm upper and 3143mm lower coursing span measurements were essential for the seamless installation of the prominent entrance.
Integral key prefabricated lintel components were all manufactured concurrently as opposed to sequentially and offered greater predictability of operational expenditure during the build programme. Delays associated with bad weather onsite were avoided which allowed for high quality and consistency to be achieved when replicating the four large full arch lintel designs. The impressive 4300mm span and 2150mm rise arches were delivered to site ready for final pointing. All the arch lintels included lifting hooks for an easier and safer installation.