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									                                                                                4 December 2007


DURISOL SPEEDS CONSTRUCTION DOWN ON THE FARM

Durisol’s sustainable wall form system is contributing to fast track construction of an
extension to Dale Farm in Wirral, a day centre specialising in horticultural skills for
adults with learning disabilities. The 300 sq m building will provide a new kitchen and
dining area and is being built by Read Construction Holdings Ltd on behalf of Wirral
Council and Dale Farm Association. A durable, green building solution, Durisol
interlocking wall units are manufactured from recycled wood fibre bonded with
proprietary cement and offer faster build times. Units are simply dry-stacked then filled
with concrete to create solid walls with excellent thermal and sound insulation.
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                                                                          4 December 2007


DURISOL SPEEDS CONSTRUCTION DOWN ON THE FARM

Durisol’s sustainable wall form system is contributing to fast track construction of an

extension to Dale Farm in Wirral, a day centre specialising in horticultural skills for

adults with learning disabilities. The 300 sq m building will provide a new kitchen and

dining area and is being built by Read Construction Holdings Ltd on behalf of Wirral

Council and Dale Farm Association. A durable, green building solution, Durisol

interlocking wall units are manufactured from recycled wood fibre bonded with

proprietary cement and offer faster build times. Units are simply dry-stacked then filled

with concrete to create solid walls with excellent thermal and sound insulation.



Read Construction Holdings Ltd, based in Llangollen, was awarded the Dale Farm

contract by Wirral Council, who chose the Durisol System to satisfy the project’s

sustainable specification and build schedule. Commenting on the company’s first

experience of using Durisol at Dale Farm, William Jones, Read Construction’s Quantity

Surveyor says, “It’s really quick and easy as the units just interlock with no need for

mortar or bricklaying skills. The walls simply flew up and we had to increase our

concrete deliveries to keep up.”
As a newcomer to the Durisol wall form system, Read Construction received full

technical support from Durisol, including a site visit to explain the build technique, which

Read’s Site Manager Matthew Nicholas describes as a “massive help.” DSs 300/120 wall

form units from the Durisol range were specified for Dale Farm, which are designed for

external load bearing walls and have a U value of < 0.34 and an acoustic rating of 48dB.

Each unit measures 500mm L x 250mm H x 300mm W and has a lifting weight of just

9kg.



The original building at Dale Farm features a gabled roof, and the new extension has

been designed to continue an existing roof slope with walls built from 25 courses of

Durisol units at the rear elevation and 18 courses at the front. Typically, four courses

(1,000mm height) are dry laid and filled with concrete each day. The units are finished

with a cement and sand external render and painted white to complement the existing

building. Summing up, Matthew Nicholas of Read says, “The Durisol wall system has

definitely helped speed up the build process on this project and we’d be more than happy

to use it again.”



Durisol is the original stay-in-place wall form system for below and above-ground

building construction. The interlocking modular units offer considerable time and cost-

saving benefits over traditional masonry components. The ideal basis of a green building,

they have very low embedded energy, are fully recyclable and Part L compliant. Once the
units are dry stacked, reinforcing bars are placed as required and concrete is poured into

the built-in voids. Drylining and fittings are attached with nails or screws, and the open

surface texture provides an ideal substrate for plaster. The Durisol wall system offers

thermal performance up to twice that of a conventional wall and the high thermal mass

reduces the need for cooling in summer and heating in winter. Each unit is inert,

dimensionally stable, non-combustible and inhibits growth of fungus and mould.



Durisol and its licensees have been producing wood fibre and reinforced concrete

products for over 50 years in Northern Europe and also in North America, Australia,

Russia and the Pacific Rim. In addition to wall form products for building the company

also has a portfolio of products and systems including noise barrier walls, retaining walls,

and acoustic facings. For further information about Durisol in the UK visit

www.Durisol.net

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1 Castlefield Court
Church Street
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Surrey RH2 0AH
T: 01737 243702
F: 01737 222023
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