#3 Forstal House – Birkby Construction with ICB (Fabrications)
Roughetts Road sits a stones-throw away from a wealth of country parks and nature reserves, so it made sense for this newbuild property, surround by stunning greenery, to incorporate natural features including a blend of building materials. The client’s vision for the project was to use a contrast of materials; timber, brick, glass and aluminium to create a dramatic but subtle, aesthetically pleasing high-end residential property without looking clashing or garish. The client gave a very clear brief, highlighting that in achieving this, under no circumstance did they want to see ANY visible fixings on this residential project.
The vision was made possible by the use of ICB’s clever profiles. The Secret Fix Z Profile systems offer an unobstructed, very clean finish complimenting modern aesthetics, particularly suited to this kind of residential project, more of which can be viewed from ground level due to limited storeys. The system, adapted for use with the rainscreen cladding as well as the fascia, soffits, offers a very impressive finish, but benefits from surprisingly easy installation due to the simplicity of its design. The addition of hidden-fix capping added to the uniform look of the building, offering excellent kerb appeal.
The finished project has created harmony in these opposing materials, blending them and bringing them together by the use of repetition with the grey-brown powder coated aluminium across varying levels of the building. This was all achieved to the client’s approval without any fixings on show, using ICB’s extremely versatile Hidden Fixing Z Profiles.