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Uddingston apartment build showcases off-site manufacture

May 23 2017

 Uddingston apartment build showcases off-site manufacture
Off-site manufacturing specialists CCG have showcased their innovative construction technology at a new residential build on the site of the old Uddingston Public Hall at Mill Place.

Taking the form of two three storey blocks the scheme provides 12 amenity flats for older residents on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council and makes use of CCG’s OSM closed panel system which arrives direct from the factory with pre-installed insulation, windows, doors and services.

Utilising a timber construction system the build was given a traditional appearance by the use of lightweight clip on ‘brick slips’ to remove the need for labour intensive bricklaying.

CCG OSM Managing Director, Steven Earlie, remarked: “Our closed panel timber system has excellent environmental properties and brings enhanced efficiency on and off-site but with the added advantage of the ‘acrylic brick slips’ cladding solution, we are able to challenge traditional construction practices head on with a product that looks and performs just as well, if not better, than the original.”

The homes were designed and built by South Lanarkshire Council’s in-house property service team.
The energy efficient project incorporates solar panels to bring down heating bills
The energy efficient project incorporates solar panels to bring down heating bills


#1 Posted by Gregor on 23 May 2017 at 12:03 PM
" to challenge traditional construction practices head on" such as windows which align. How old fashioned!
boaby wan
#2 Posted by boaby wan on 23 May 2017 at 15:25 PM
Now I understand that CCG have issues with bricklayers and are looking at offsite manufacturing as way to increase profit margins rather than paying the market rates for these trades, which is all fine - but why the fascination with using brick slips cladding on timber buildings? "we're not making brick buildings, just making buildings that look like poor brick buildings but at the same time telling everyone how we are trying to not use bricks" there's something very warped in their logic.
The clt building that's under construction could be something really good, but instead they've gone down the same route on dressing it up
Big Dawg
#3 Posted by Big Dawg on 23 May 2017 at 16:43 PM
Like a 90's magic eye puzzle it makes you cross eyed if you look at the offset windows for too long.
Neil Cumins
#4 Posted by Neil Cumins on 23 May 2017 at 16:52 PM
Setting aside the construction method, the grey brick finish is horribly jarring in an area where pretty much every building within sight is constructed out of red sandstone. In its own way, this looks as incongruous as the abysmal red-brick rental flats constructed on Wilkie Road last year.
Sir Ano
#5 Posted by Sir Ano on 23 May 2017 at 17:31 PM
What is going on with those windows. looks like they had a issue with their blocks in cad and couldn't figure out how to sort it so just built it that way.
#6 Posted by Weeman on 24 May 2017 at 11:10 AM
I especially like the tiny slither of brickslips between the windows. That's going to age well.
The window positioning is bizarre and pointless.
D to the R
#7 Posted by D to the R on 24 May 2017 at 13:36 PM
Ahem ... No-one's mentioned the 'compound' aesthetic shared space to the rear yet ?!? Any views?
#8 Posted by Gringo on 24 May 2017 at 13:37 PM
The elevation surely cannot have been deliberate?
If so, it surely cannot have been designed by an architect?
#9 Posted by Gooseygander on 24 May 2017 at 14:08 PM
The whole thing is absolutely grim, as per everything CCG do.

Plastic bricks? Terrible elevations? Shambles of window arrangement? Prison yard shared space for the old folks?

Is this the carbuncle front runner right here?!

For CCG to be crowing about this says everything.
#10 Posted by Beetlejuice on 24 May 2017 at 14:40 PM
"All inmates please return to cell block A".....

The original proposal may very well have been better than but surely it was not properly managed on site. Why is there a myriad of external pipework spaced so much off the walls? And correct me if I'm wrong, do the brickcourses between the window heads and cills differ??
#11 Posted by MrSpock on 24 May 2017 at 17:05 PM
This is a culmination of critical aspects of a job being rushed and not properly considered. I find the gas pipes on the outside of the building completely unnecessary and the french doors with the handles on the outside tell tales of this regardless of the window arrangement.

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