Bishopston Primary School, Stratford-upon-Avon

Bishopston Primary School, Stratford

Installing Render and Eurobrick to a school extension.

Location iconStratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9PB

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Project duration and date  3 month project, 2016     £73K

Project typeRender and SIPS panels


Having previously worked for Ashe Construction on a previous school scheme WSF were contacted to quote for the installation of Sips panels and render to the exterior of the new extension at Bishopton School in Stratford upon Avon

There were a few challenges with the design as the design did not allow for the installation or tolerances of the sips panels. A solution was found and resolved to the Architect’s satisfaction. Ashe Construction and WSF completed the install with no further issues and with all parties pleased with the end  result.

What the client said:

Throughout the works on project Weatherseal provided an excellent service assisting on detail development for cladding package, a reactive on site workforce who responded to any issues positively and this was reflected in their works being completed ahead of programme and to a high standard of finish quality’  Rob Slack, Ashe Construction 

HLR Schools – Trespa Cladding

HLR Schools

Rainscreen cladding on 3 new school in Herfordshire.

Location iconLU2 7UX, AL10 8NL and HP3 8ES

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Project duration and date  5 month project, 2016     £320K

Project typeRainscreen Cladding

HLR Schools Trespa Cladding

The three schools were Longdean School, Bishops Hatfield Girls School and Stopsley High School, as part of the Herfordshire, Luton and Reading Schools project.

The project ran smoothly from the design of the framing and cladding panels to the completion of the installation.

There were a few issues with coordinating with other trades but working in conjunction with the site teams and other contractors these issues were easily resolved.


Stopsley HLR Schools Trespa Cladding


Longdean School Trespa Caldding

Kingshurst Primary School, Solihull

Kingshurst Primary School, Solihull

Metsec SFS framing  on a new school in Solihull.

Location iconSolihull, B37 6BN

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Project duration and date  2 weeks project, 2017    55K

Project typeMetsec SFS framing


We were involved in pricing the sfs and cladding works and negotiated the package with the Main Contractor Montage Construction.

The project is to install additional classrooms at first floor level built over an existing building which remained open and operational throughout the contract.

The large frame is self supporting and includes gable walls and large roof spans with sfs components of over 10m span. There is no  hot rolled steel or other components so the entire 1st floor is built using Metsec sfs. The works were installed progressively and by careful co-ordination and more than a little effort the frame and sheathing including plywood onto roof areas were completed within 2 weeks to provide a weatherproof shell for the Main Contractor to progress his works.

Weatherseal advised the design team on the render works and after careful consideration the specification was changed to provide a more cost effective and non combustible mineral wool system utilised.

Hardingstone Academy – render

Hardingstone Academy

Rainscreen cladding and render work on a new school in Northamptonshire.

Location iconNorthants, NN4 6DJ

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Project duration and date  3 month project, 2017     £60K

Project typeRainscreen Cladding and Render

Weatherseal were pleased to undertake this project having previously enjoyed completing a large school scheme with the same contractor at Priors Hall, Corby.

Watson & Cox entered into negotiations and were confident in our ability to offer facade options with the HPL cladding and insulated render systems with all associated trims completed by Weatherseal. We experienced some site issues including a building that was larger than shown on the drawings but working with the contractor during the winter months we managed to complete works within programme and to agreed budgets.

The Main Contractor has already placed an order for another contract and we look forward to progressing this scheme in due course.

Hardingstone Academy Rainscreen cladding

What the client said:

“Having worked with Weatherseal on two projects now and have found the team very knowledgeable, professional and proactive both through the design development stages and the range of products/solutions available which have contributed to Weatherseal becoming one of my preferred contractors.”

Rugby Radio School – Metsec SFS Framing

Rugby Radio School, Rugby

Metsec SFS framing and render work on a new school in Rugby.

Location iconRugby, CV23 0AB

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Project duration and date  3 month project, 2017     £155K

Project typeMetsec SFS framing


This is a new school being built on the edges of Rugby within the Houlton development.  Houlton is a large residential development which is being constructed over the next 5 years.   The site is where the iconic M1 Radio Masts were, since 1926. The first transatlantic phone call was sent from this site to the USA in 1927.

Stepnell employed Weatherseal to supply and install the Metsec sfs and the works were a challenge that kept us busy. There was not a single panel or area that was repeated with a wide range of steel sections (both thicknesses and sections) used on the project. Our works package increased during the works so that we installed steel angles, supports, sheathing boards, insulation, roof edges, fire barriers, airtight membranes and assisted Stepnell to install and undertake works to co-ordinate the various trades. The finished scheme will provide a landmark building on the new development with the school (St Gabriels)  scheduled to open In September 2017.

Rugby Radio School - Metsec sfs framing

What the client said:

“Weatherseal are a well organised company with a good work ethic. All operations were carried out efficiently & to a high standard. The company was very helpful throughout the project & all works carried out was completed within our contract programme.  I would use Weatherseal again in any future projects.”

Mountsorrel semi-detached houses trial installation


Loughborough University have been carrying out monitoring and tests on a pair of Mountsorrel semi detached house EWI trialidentical semi-detached houses in Mountsorrel (Mountsorrel is a village in Leicestershire on the River Soar, just south of Loughborough with a population in 2001 of 6,662 inhabitants, increasing to 8,223 at the 2011 census.)

The properties are constantly checked and readings taken to assess their performance.Mountsorrel semi detached house EWI trial the other house

In order to improve their thermal performance an agreement was made with 2 suppliers (Kingspan and Permarock) to use their products for a BBA (British Board of Agrément) approved EWI (external wall insulation) install.

Weatherseal Facades carried out the installation including enabling works giving properties an overhaul and for the University to monitor how the systems benefits the properties.

Barn Conversion – SFS and Insulated Render

From a shed w200 year old Dutch Barnith just a roof in a field to a beautiful home with landscaped garden!  The Architects vision was to create a home that would be overlooking the wonderful Warwickshire countryside.

SFS framing as Metsec Weatherseal Facades carried out SFS framing, sheathing and Insulated Render to transform this Dutch barn.   There were complications during the conversion mainly down to the floor slab but once the SFS design was confirmed the walls were installed quite quickly which then gave a platform for the sheathing board and the insulated render to complete the aesthetics of the building.

Barn Conversion trades installed metsec and insulated render

Client “The Team turned up when requested and were efficient and co-operative on site.  The standard of workmanship  was excellent and the finished  product looks  crisp and compliments good design”


Daventry semi-detached property update to facade system

The customer has a system built property that was cold and needed updating.

Daventy facade update to improve warmth

Daventry semi-detached property before the work

Weatherseal Facades were contacted and provided a BBA (British Board of Agreement) approved installation under the UK government Green Deal which improved the thermal performance and appearance of the house.

Daventry semi-detached property facades update

Daventry semi-detached property after the new facades installation

The customer was delighted with the changed system and made this comment:


I was very impressed with the commitment and professionalism of the Weatherseal Facades team. The workmanship andteamwork wasvery impressive and the end result was first class, from my first meeting and consequently sound advice given, to the job completion was very good. Excellent”

Mr Osborne

Shipston High School EWI installation

External Wall Insulation (EWI) system installation at Shipston High School

This was a major project where Weatherseal Facades installed External Wall insulation onto SFS system on a new build school.

Details of the projects are as follows:

  • New build school
  • 160 mm mineral wool EWI (external wall insulation system)
  • 1.5 mm silicon finish
  • Anti-crack render onto blockwork
  • Works finished to program and budget
  • Client and contractor very happy with the work

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Shipston High School EWI install before
Shipston High School EWI install before Shipston High School EWI install after Shipston High School EWI install after Shipston High School EWI install after