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Halls of Residence

misc-05STREIF buildings are sought after in the field of student accommodation because of their greater robustness compared to other timber frame systems. For instance, the use of  dense gypsum fibreboard as a wall lining, as opposed to plasterboard, means that the walls are much more resistant to impact damage and give better acoustic results. Take a look at the British Gypsum brochure opposite for more details.

Likewise, the use of heavy weight floor cassettes, as opposed to lightweight I-joists, allows the upper floors to be finished with sand and cement screeds which offer higher acoustic performance, greater robustness and better performance in wet rooms. They are also much less likely to deflect and have greater resistance to fire.

When you couple excellent building quality with the high speed of construction, you can see why more and more providers are looking to off site manufacturers like STREIF for solutions to their accommodation problems.

 

Case Studies

Seaford College, Petworth

Built in 2010/11 for Seaford College and designed by HNW Architects, the halls of residence were the fourth joint venture between STREIF and main contractor W Stirland Ltd. Situated in the walled garden of a Grade II* Listed building, the halls had to be sympathetic to their neighbour in both quality and design. Additional requirements were for the buildings to be very energy efficient and very robust, and in order to minimize disruption during term time, the construction period... more

YMCA, Stoke on Trent

Built in 2011 for the YMCA and designed by architects TOR Ltd and Stride Treglown, the Move On Units were STREIF's first joint venture with main contractor J & S Seddon Ltd. Designed to achieve Code Level 4 and to be an exemplar of sustainable development, the thirty self-contained units provide comfortable and independent living for the YMCA's residents. The L shaped building features super insulated walls, the best in German windows,... more