McErlean Plastering complete work on this development in February 20ll. Consisting of 4 traditionally built houses as part of a developer lead scheme of social housing.
The exterior plasterwork uses Irwin Y2 sand and forest flint stone finish, with raised bands to the window & door surrounds also using Irwin y 2 sand & white cement to complement the colour of the dash & give a traditional maintenance free finish.The interior plastering is traditional sand, cement & carlite skim finish to walls & plasterboard, bond & skim to ceilings & stud walls, using moisture resistant plasterboard in bathrooms to avoid condensation. The biggest challenge on this particular contract was the weather, during the course of the contract Northern Ireland was experiencing some of the coldest weather conditions on record. Just traveling from our base in Magherafelt to here was a challenge on its own. With the use of temporary heating equipment our tradesmen were able to overcome the freezing conditions & continue to plaster to keep the contract ahead of schedule.
This scheme was completed in 6 weeks which was before programme and on budget. In the post contact review stage by the main contractor the plastering work was singled out as exceptional with the contractor awarding McErlean Plastering the highest scores of any sub contractors.
Social housing projects bring within their own set of regulations and rules. Being publicly funded and grant aided they must meet strict guidelines regarding energy efficiency and building quality to ensure they are fully funded by the respective authorities. At McErlean Plastering our dedicated and experienced team are well qualified and experienced in working in the most demanding environments and delivering our plastering services to the highest of specifications.
Built to the 2016 Scottish Building Standards Gold Performance Requirements and working to the 2014 Waste (Scotland) Regulations, this modular house will showcase the principles of resource efficiency, with the aim of bringing a sustainable, affordable and repeatable family housing model to the construction market. The Resource Efficient House is an innovative project designed to put into practice low carbon construction methods to produce a building which is efficient to construct, use and deconstruct.
McErlean Plastering a committed to improving our skill set and looking towards the future of both plastering and render technologies but also to the entire construction industry as a whole. As the consumer market considerably strives towards achieving zero carbon footprint and the impact of the resource hungry construction techniques are superseded we believe in using our skill set to advance the cause of sustainable construction.
Mixing modern materials and application skills with traditional organic products can be just one of the ways we can reduce our impact on the environment through construction. It is this approach and our diverse experience which allowed us to successfully join the Sustainable Housing project. At McErlean plastering we believe that working towards this kind of project across the UK and Ireland allows us to be at the forefront of techniques and technology to bring the best to our customers and add value to their projects.