Types of Work Involved

  • CladdingCladding
  • DemolitionDemolition
  • FlooringFlooring
  • Groundwork & Civil EngineeringGroundwork & Civil Engineering
  • Painting & DecoratingPainting & Decorating
  • Plastering & RenderingPlastering & Rendering
  • RefurbRefurb
  • RoofingRoofing

The Project

Adamson Construction was appointed by Thorpe Park to resolve the damp ingress issues to the building and renew the cladded wall, during the winter shut down period at the park. This involved replacing the windows, frames and the fire exit door, whilst retaining security and weatherproof protection throughout the duration of the project.

The water ingress was causing damp issues on the lower part of walling which in turn was causing a number of other problems including the timber stud work to rot. The existing flooring was de-bonding and decorations were becoming discoloured. If left untreated this would eventually cause bad odours and increase the risk of mould spores. In the worst-case scenario, bad weather could have caused a collapse.

In order to start the project, although the park was closed it still had to be segregated from the park staff. Site sheeting and containment were installed externally to the area and the existing cladded walling and rotten studwork were demolished and support props were installed to support the roof edge as works progressed.

A cast-in-situ waterproof Concrete beam was installed at the foot of the cladded wall. The timber stud work was then erected and the external face was lined with breathable waterproof fabric before the studs could be infilled with Rockwool insulation.

Three aluminium window frames with high-performance glass were installed along with a fire exit door. Marley Cladding was then installed to finish the external face and match with existing. 12.5mm S/E plasterboard was affixed to the internal face and the area was then skimmed with multi-finish. The existing roof edge was dressed and drip bead affixed, before external flooring dressed to complete the works.

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