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The Pooley House

Hayling Island, Chichester, Hampshire

Basic 1
We often work on residential projects; this modern, contemporary design sits on a row of jaunty seaside houses with an art deco aesthetic.
For “The Pooley House”, the client required the architect, John Pardey, to concentrate on the first-floor aspect to exploit the extensive sea view. This has been achieved by using a cedarclad box that straddles a masonry base, accommodating the open-plan living space and a combined outdoor deck.
Our Basic 1 external wall insulation system was chosen by the architect to ensure a robust and weatherproof finish to the ground floor construction, ensuring high values of thermal efficiency and protection from the coastal weather. The Basic 1 system was specified with 120mm-thick expanded polystyrene insulation with a white Silitect T1.5mm finish. The architect worked closely with Chichester Harbour Conservancy and the Environment Agency to ensure the design was sympathetic to its coastal surroundings.
The fine finish provided by the Silitect coating ensured the exact look we wanted to achieve for this project and more importantly offered great weathering properties, vital for this coastal location. alsecco also gave excellent technical support throughout the project
John Pardey, architect
Our Basic 1 external wall insulation system is waterrepellent, as well as offering outstanding weathering and durability. This is particularly important for a property situated on the seafront. The system also provides an excellent range of textures, colours and finishes and is excellent for detailing, creating a professional design overall.