A re-cladding project at the Fresh Apartments building in Manchester has become the latest in a growing list of façade upgrades carried out with the assistance of ITP.
Like many high-rise developments completed before the Grenfell disaster, the building was originally fitted with unsafe cladding which is now prohibited under building regulations introduced in 2018. Bell Building Projects (BBP) was appointed as principal contractor overseeing the removal and replacement of the in-situ external wall system with support from façade specialist, BTS Property Solutions, and scaffold contractor, Portway Scaffolding. Portway chose ITP’s Powerclad FR scaffold sheeting to provide fire retardant containment and protection for the duration of the work.
ITP Account Manager, Howard Jackson, said:
“Having supplied products at various past and current developments on behalf of BBP and Portway Scaffolding, we are delighted to be supporting these two highly regarded companies again at this high-profile city centre address. ITP supplied Powerclad printed with BBP branding for this project. Our sheeting is often chosen because we are able to provide a printed solution without compromising the necessary standards of fire retardancy – with a limited-combustible Euroclass rating of B-s1,d0 EN 13501-1, our printed systems are third party-approved to highest standards, including Certifire TS 62 for external use and Certifire TS 63 for internal use.”
With more than 30 years’ experience in developing specialist materials for use in construction ITP are renowned for driving standards in fire retardant textile technology. As well as manufacturing flame retardant scaffold sheeting, we also supply a range of building membranes designed to meet and exceed fire safety regulations in the built environment. Our portfolio includes Euroclass B,s1-d0 rated breather membranes and vapour control layers as well as Safe One, the only breather membrane in the UK to offer breathability offer a Euroclass A2 rating, a W1 for water repellence and breathability to BS5250 standards.