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Meat Factory Unique Award Winning Staircase

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This low-energy home has been recognised for its architectural excellence by both the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Civic Trust. The eco-credentials of the build meant CANAL used many different steel sections and plates which had very different raw finishes. The finished staircase and bridge had to look totally uniform and naturally rusty; presenting a very difficult engineering and fabrication challenge. With time on their side, a combination of natural weathering, artificial weathering and lacquering achieved the desired effect.
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  • Meat Factory Custom Staircase & Architectural Bridge
     
    This former meat factory in Nottingham has been transformed into one of the greenest homes in Britain. The low-energy credentials of the home have been recognised for its architectural excellence by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Civic Trust.
     
    CANAL are keen to embrace new ideas which made this an incredibly appealing project to be involved with. The eco-friendly priorities of the build meant that CANAL used a number of different steel plates to produce the staircase, each with a different raw finish. The idea being that the staircase and the bridge needed to look uniformly aged, which may sound simple but in practice proved more of a challenge. A combination of natural weathering, artificial weathering in the end achieved the desired affect which was then lacquered to preserve the finish. This raw finish was accompanied with timber and concrete walls incorporating recess panels in which filled water bottles were inserted provided further density and insulating qualities to the wall.
    This staircase is truly unique and complements a home which is on the forefront of something entirely revolutionary.
     
    There has understandably been a lot of media interest generated from the project, one example is the Daily Mail article which can be found HERE.
     
    To view other projects, please visit the CANAL architectural showcase HERE.
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