At Holland Green, a prestige residential development in West London for developers Chelsfield, all apartments have been fitted with InstaCoustic’s quality acoustic flooring combined with an integral, high performance underfloor heating system.
Designed by OMA Architects for developers Chelseld, the three buildings, ranging from seven to nine storeys, are grouped around the former Commonwealth Institute exhibition hall, which is the proposed new home of the Design Museum. Just north of Kensington High Street, the Holland Green development is also adjacent to Holland Park.
Throughout the 56 apartments, InstaCoustic installed over 11,000m² of its adjustable C40 cradle and batten system, which was laser-levelled on site and produced a 5dB improvement over the acoustic requirements of Building Regulations. The underoor heating’s foil-faced panels, containing the heating pipes, t between the oor’s rubber crumb cradles, suspended on special acoustic rails. These ensure 100% contact with the oor board to produce more controllable and highly ecient thermal conductivity.
Additional benefits of the integrated system include:-
- Removes the need for concrete screeds
- No concrete drying times or contract delays
- Reduces building weight and lorry movements
- High thermal conductivity due to suspended heating panels
- Low water temperatures and greater control to save energy
- Fast heating response times for greater efficiency
- Rubber crumb cradles have a 60 year guarantee
InstaCoustic was specified due to the excellent performance of its efficient integrated system and its complete supply and fit service, which reduced the number of contractors on site and speeded up the construction programme.