Recent Projects

 

Stanchura have been involved in a range of ICF projects, from retaining structures to high spec developments, all requiring a variety of structural waterproofing solutions.  Here is a selection of some of our most recent work.

Coastal Panorama

 

Perched on Perranporth's coastal dunes, 'Tides Reach' is a uniquely designed high spec property, with cantilever feature to maximise the sea views and significant natural stone cladding.

What We Did

In collaboration with Emrose Construction and Emrose Engineering:

  • Provided onsite ICF training to enable Emrose Construction to add ICF to their offering

  • All excavations with significant spoil removal

  • Raft foundation on multiple piles

  • Built substantially retained ICF ground floor

  • Built ICF cantilever1st floor integrating a large steel portal frame into the formwork

  • Full structural waterproofing design and installation with 10 year insurance backed guarantee. 

Challenges and Solutions​

  • Unstable sand dune substrate was overcome through an engineer-designed piling solution

  • Portal frame was larger than the concrete core so care had to be taken with notching out the ICF to accommodate the steels whilst ensuring the walls remained straight when pouring the concrete

  • Facilitating the complex multi-angled design required a high level of expertise to achieve the architect's specification.

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Natural Retreat

 

Exclusive riverside development in Ruan Minor, Cornwall, cleverly integrated into the hillside with underground basement and extensive ground and first floors.

What We Did

  • Built ICF basement

  • Provided onsite ICF training for client to continue on a self-build basis with concrete pour support and ongoing consultancy

  • Full structural waterproofing design and installation with 10 year insurance backed guarantee. 

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Farmhouse Plus

 

Substantial, stylish extension, doubling the size of the property, meeting the brief to match the same U-values and airtightness criteria as the original Canadian SIPPs house.

 

What We Did

  • Supplied and installed ICF superstructure with a poizi-joist intermediate floor.

Challenges and Solutions​

  • 45 degree pitch to the gables presented a significant challenge to the successful placement of the concrete.  This was overcome with additional bracing to the gables and the use of a small vibrating poker for the easing of the concrete to the gable sides.  A successful outcome!

  • Main structural beam on the front elevation was unusually long which required particular attention to detail in lining up the formwork to accommodate the ends of the beam.

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Cliffside Landmark

 

A bespoke 4 storey development in Downderry, Cornwall, with stunning views from Looe to Rame Head.

What We Did

  • Set out and implemented foundations to specified engineering requirements

  • Built ICF formwork for all retaining elements, infilled with concrete, structural waterproofing with 15 year insurance backed guarantee

  • Built ICF ground floor and intermediate posijoist floors, fit steel posts and balconies

  • Built ICF first floor, lookout and lofts, infill with concrete

  • Fitted further steelwork, glulam beams and clad roof.

 

Challenges and Solutions​

  • Adverse site - steeply sloping, exposed, limited access for deliveries, no access for concrete boom pump or concrete trucks

  • Bulky materials stored offsite, small concrete line pump used rather than boom pump, concrete offloaded from trucks into 6 tonne dumpers and delivered down the hillside in reverse!

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Designer Luxury

 

A contemporary, luxury family home in Boscastle, Cornwall, with basement swimming pool and gym, annexe and double garage.

What We Did

  • Significant excavations and spoil removal to accommodate swimming pool and large retained areas

  • Substantial raft to main residence with provision made for large steel frame

  • Set out and implemented foundations to specified engineering requirements

  • Main house - built ICF ground floor, first floor and swimming pool; provided and installed intermediate beam and block floors and posijoist flat roofs

  • Masonry construction of double garage and full ICF construction of two bedroomed annexe

  • Facilitate installation of windows and doors.

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Cornish Lookout

 

A unique property in an area of outstanding natural beauty with panoramic views to St Agnes.

What We Did

  • Provided onsite ICF training for client to continue on a self-build basis with concrete pour support and ongoing consultancy

  • Full structural waterproofing design and installation with specific detailing to pile caps and 10 year insurance backed guarantee

  • Our clients were so delighted with the main house, they asked us to build them an ICF annex, which is now complete.

 

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Doubling Up

 

An excellent example of maximising a site footprint; replacing a single bungalow with two houses, both with basements and sweeping countryside views in Lanner, Cornwall.

What We Did

  • Built both ICF superstructures, comprising basement, ground floors and gables with intermediate beam and block floors and provided significant design input throughout

  • Full structural waterproofing design and installation for both properties with 10 year insurance backed guarantee. 

 

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Country Living

 

An extensive 4 bedroomed family home and dormer garage near Redruth, Cornwall, on a large plot with countryside views.

What We Did

  • Excavated and provided stepped foundations for triple dormer garage and large family home

  • Structural waterproofing for semi-retained garage

  • Built ICF superstructure for double storey house and dormer garage

  • Provided structural slabs for garage and main house with beam and block intermediate floor and balcony.

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