Sustainability

Sustainability Built in

Architects and contractors are under increasing pressure to build on sustainability. The BBA certified MechSlip system ticks the boxes for key environmental advantages…

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Lightweight Construction

A lightweight construction reduces the demand on building foundations. 50kg/m2 lower than traditional implies, with early design, the potential of downsizing the primary structure, saving on the associated embodied carbon and costs.

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UK Manufactured

UK manufacturing reduces the carbon footprint of transporting our products from factory to site.

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Lower Mass

Lower mass also lessens thermal conductivity, which further reduces the embodied kgCO2e within insulation and foundation.

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Thinner Facade

A thinner façade accommodates more space for external insulation, meaning that U values can be improved, offering greater thermal comfort and energy efficiency to inhabitants.

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Low Maintenance

Low maintenance systems require less visits and consumables to maintain the longevity of the façade.

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Optimised Materials

Two brick slips can be yielded from one conventional brick, which means material utilisation is optimised when compared with traditional construction.

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Shallow Joints

Shallow joints mean that less mortar is required compared with masonry construction, which reduces not only the quantity of material required, but also the storage space and associated carbon footprint.

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Reduced Timescales

The use of simple, lightweight system components reduces waste and defects and also reduces energy consumption associated with site logistics.

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Reuseable Components

System components can be simply disassembled and re-used at end of building life to support circularity.

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Third Party Certified

The embodied carbon of Mechslip has been third-party certified as below that of conventional brickwork.

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Lighter Components

Lighter, smaller components reduce site deliveries by up to 75%, fewer deliveries mean less storage and movement on site, all of which will contribute to a tidier, safer site and less onerous build programme.

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Insulation Performance

Passivhaus certified stainless steel support systems provide an opportunity to virtually negate losses through thermal bridging and simultaneously maximise insulation performance.

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Polymer Free

Choosing a polymer-free system supports society’s move away from fossil fuels, with no microplastic generation or toxic fume contamination.

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Offsite Construction

Lightweight, mechanically fixed brick slips can easily be unitised for offsite construction and the next generation of modern buildings.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH EN 15804+A2 & ISO 14025 / ISO 21930
Aluminium Support Systems for Rainscreen Cladding Ash & Lacy / EPD HUB, HUB-0747 Publishing date 11 October 2023, last updated on 06 December 2023, valid until 11 October 2028.