An impressive new contemporary apartment development in Salford is set to benefit from the superior airtightness performance qualities of Wraptite.
The Bridgewater Point project is a 220-unit residential apartment building located in the heart of Salford, with ease of access to Media City UK, Manchester City Centre and Manchester’s Metrolink Transport network. Inspired by Fortis Developments, Altrincham, the development offers a mixture of studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments, and townhouses, with parking, a gym and a communal garden. Planned over a 78 week build program the Bridgewater Point is due for completion in August 2017.
Project architect Andrew Tate of Bowman Riley Architects, Leeds required a high-quality air tightness membrane and chose Wraptite as an external air barrier as opposed to an internal air barrier system. Unlike internal air barriers, which can be complex and costly to install due to the need to accommodate building services such as electrical, lighting, heating and drainage systems, Wraptite was applied externally, quickly and easily to the Siniat Weather Defence Board in continuous pieces. The membrane fully bonds to virtually any substrate, requiring no mechanical attachment, seals or tapes to suppress air leakage around junctions or penetrations.
For any building to have an energy efficient, healthy, moisture free building envelope there is a clear need to manage the balance of Heat, Air and Moisture movement (HAMM) throughout the building’s life cycle from design, construction, completion and use.