Shipston High School wins INCA new build & judges choice awards 2019

Ryan Gerrard / 19 December 2022

The Shipston High School project was recognised at the 2019 Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) Awards. The project won the award for the New Build Category and also picked up the Judges Choice Award – The judges were particularly impressed by this project, and believe it should receive a special recognition for its unique distinctive appearance.

The original brief simply required a new teaching block. Through extensive review of the school’s estate and cost modelling, a successful new school block provided a contemporary architectural design culminating in a prominent focal building, signifying the schools new main entrance.

Dryvit worked closely with the Architect, Glancy Nicholls, to choose the most suitable system specification to meet the requirements set out by both Building Control, the Insurer and the Client. Building Control and the Insurer stipulated that as this is an education building the chosen cladding system had to satisfy their stringent requirements for fire performance. This system also satisfied the thermal performance required for the project of .14W/m2K.

The architect specified the Dryvit HDP finish, in the texture Sandpebble in the colour Super White, as he was aware that with its inherent hydrophobic properties the finish coat would repel water, lessening the long term effects of dirt build up on the façade, which greatly reduces the need for maintenance for the client.