Guide to refurbishment solutions
Tata Steel, formerly Corus, has published a technical paper – ‘Refurbishment solutions for non-domestic dwellings’ – taking an in-depth look at the latest refurbishment solutions, and providing building designers and specifiers with practical guidance on the solutions available for pre-finished steel cladding systems.
Increasing financial pressures and the move towards a low carbon economy, is determining a real step change in attitudes towards building performance and construction practices. The UK’s ambitious targets to reduce carbon emission and the knowledge that buildings account for almost half of all energy used globally, has lead to a growing realisation that refurbishment solutions make economic as well as environmental sense.
Carlton Jones, Technical Development Manager UK Construction, Tata Steel said: “The purpose of this technical paper is to highlight the need for designers and building owners to consider improving existing structures, rather than simply demolishing and rebuilding. There is a range of pre-finished steel refurbishment solutions available, from over painting for aesthetic purposes, or cladding durability reasons, through to a complete re-sheet or over cladding.
The paper has been developed in conjunction with the SCI and Tata Steel’s supply chain partners to provide guidance and advice on the comprehensive range of refurbishment solutions using pre-finished cladding available to enable designers and building owners to meet both the technical and aesthetic requirements of a refurbishment programme.