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Hull University - The Courtyard Accommodation

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Envirograf WB Flexible Cavity Wall Barriers used on the newest Hull University Accommodation Block

The University of Hull’s newest £30 million student accommodation project aims to be one of the best in the country.

The Courtyard campus is now home to 560 students and comprises of five different blocks which are based around two central courtyards.

The architects were inspired by minimal and subtle Scandinavian design using light woods and pale finishes throughout the interior.

The natural coloured façade exterior to mirror this concept was achieved using non-combustible Eternit Equitone Cement Fibre Panels.

The fire stopping plan included the installation of over 5,000 meters of Envirograf Vertical and Horizontal Cavity Wall Fire Barriers.

The horizontal barriers were ventilated to allow free air movement and spanned the whole depth of the cavity. The intumescent material in the barrier would, in a fire expand and provide a seal within the cavity.

By being flexible, the barriers were be used to span cavities of non-uniform depths.

The barriers were installed around windows and between the floor slab and walls for each room to ensure compartmentation was maintained to the cladding panels.

The barriers were easy to handle and install even at 2 metre lengths.

Products Specified

  • Envirograf WB Cavity Wall Barriers, Ventilated and Unventilated

Tested to BS EN 1363-1 1999, achieving up to 132 minutes fire protection.

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