Queen Victoria House is a development of 40 new build apartments for retirement living in Bristol. The apartments are built with radical approach to retirement living places a strong emphasis on health and well-being with the design of each apartment being carefully considered to enhance the lives of the residents. The leafy space around the buildings includes a Victorian-inspired arboretum, a lawn garden and south-facing terrace providing versatile spaces for residents to walk, socialise and dine alfreso.
Warmafloor’s design, supply and install service was used to deliver a complete UFH system for the 40 apartments in the assisted living facility. Warmafloor were able to use their expertise to specify the most appropriate floor system for the project taking into account the specific programme and build requirements. The acoustic batten system was selected for dry construction, sound insulation and flexibility in the tolerances for different floor levels. Polybutylene pipework is used for its high quality and versatility. Polybutylene pipe is chosen for its high quality, versatility and ease of installation.
Managing the project from concept to commission ensured that Warmafloor could take full ownership for the programme with a clear focus on the schedule. The acoustic batten floor system allowed for dry construction methods to be used for a speedy build. It also allows for flexibility in the tolerances of different floor levels. The batten system minimises the transmission of sound between floors for the benefits of residents and to help ensure that the building will comply to Part E (Resistance to Sound) of the building regulations. The polybutylene pipe used also speeds up installation and allows the optimisation of coil layout with no underfloor joints in line with industry best practice for a future proofed installation.