A range of specialist British Gypsum drylining solutions has been used in the restoration of a Victorian water pumping station in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. The transformation has been followed by Channel 4’s Restoration Man series, after its owners began to convert the old industrial building for residential use.
Due to its solid brickwork construction and locally listed building status an internal wall insulation solution was required. Specialist drylining products were selected to improve acoustics, increase thermal comfort and protect against moisture penetration.
Gyproc SoundBloc plasterboard was used to increase sound insulation on the corridor walls on the upper floor and the walls between the bedrooms. Featuring a higher density core, Gyproc SoundBloc is more effective in reducing noise transmission, when compared to standard plasterboard, improving acoustic performance and creating a more homely living space.
Thermal comfort was also a key priority when specifying the building products for the restoration. The building, with a floor area of 70 square metres, required high performance insulation to maximise its energy efficiency and minimise its environmental impact.
If you missed the programme you can watch it here on 4oD: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-restoration-man