When you think of polystyrene, you probably think of protective packaging. In fact, one of the most interesting applications for polystyrene is in the architecture and construction industries. Architectural mouldings from EPS take pride of place in listed buildings and modern developments alike. They are lightweight, easy to install, and fit into the fast-paced construction workflow.
When you are working on a listed building, it’s vital to maintain the property’s appearance. The local council will insist any mouldings or other unique architectural features are accurately replicated when they are replaced. If you are an architect faced with this problem, consider expanded polystyrene. This material has many advantages over, for instance, concrete:
We can be involved early in the process of commissioning an architectural moulding. Architects have commissioned scale replicas of the parts that need to be replaced, and we have been able to demonstrate the advantages of polystyrene in a practical way. If you need to match an original part or moulding, we could get to work as soon as pictures and dimensions are taken. For new designs, we work from professional CAD drawings and rough sketches alike.
Remember: polystyrene isn’t just useful for listed properties. New builds, business premises and public spaces can all benefit from affordable installations made from expanded polystyrene. With no drying time, working with polystyrene means it’s easier to fit to the construction workflow.
For more information, please get in touch with Expanded Polystyrene Supplies today!
Working closely with the engineers at the O2 Arena, we recently produced an enormous curved wall. Consisting of dozens of accurately contoured polystyrene blocks, the wall fitted together much like a jigsaw puzzle to form a single smooth surface. The reason for using a polystyrene architectural moulding was the prohibitive weight of alternative materials.
We are proud to say everything was completed to this major venue's total satisfaction, and the end result looks great. The size of your project is never a problem for us. Let us help you create a custom solution for your challenging project.
Curved corners can be tricky. Just ask us – we know from first-hand experience. We recently worked with the installers of Gebrik at Reading University, and had the task of creating an insulating panel to adhere bricks to a curved corner. Using concrete formers, we were able to create a seamless solution. The trick to the perfect solution is to make it look easy, so no one ever asks “How did they do that?” But don't worry, we'll tell you how we did it, and help you to get the same excellent results with your architectural mouldings.