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Wembley, GB

Landsby Project

Landsby, Wembley Park

Landsby, Wembley Park
Photo: Schöck Ltd

Landsby, Wembley Park

Landsby, Wembley Park
Photo: Schöck Ltd

Landsby, Wembley Park

Landsby, Wembley Park
Photo: Schöck Ltd

A balcony being fitted and the cantilever arms ready in position at the next level

A balcony being fitted and the cantilever arms ready in position at the next level
Photo: Brooksby Projects Ltd

The Isokorb® type KS with stub bracket fitted, positioned with steel jig assembly

The Isokorb® type KS with stub bracket fitted, positioned with steel jig assembly
Photo: Schöck Ltd

Located in the heart of the vast new Wembley Park regeneration project, the two residential buildings that make up the Landsby East and Landsby West development (Danish for village) are contemporary in design, with apartment interiors that continue the Scandinavian theme. Externally there are roof terraces and first floor level podium gardens, along with 280 generous balconies that add a stylish and aesthetic feel to the exterior finish of the building.

A key element of the balconies was the installation of Isokorb® structural break units from Schöck. The Schöck Isokorb® units are structural, but their other long-term purpose is to minimise the risk of thermal bridging. Ineffective insulation at the connection points means local heat loss, resulting in more energy being required to maintain the internal temperature of the building. This is a major consequence of thermal bridging, but there are other issues too. Low internal surface temperatures in the area of the thermal bridge can cause condensation, which leads not only to structural integrity problems with absorbent materials such as insulation products or plasterboard, but the potentially serious occurrence of mould growth. So for any project involving balcony connectivity the prevention of thermal bridging is a critical issue.