Castlelake, Ireland

Project:Castlelake, Carrigtwohill, Ireland
Completion:April 2009

MMD Construction
Cork Ltd.
Egcobox® thermal breaks

An apartment block of 95 luxury apartments was completed in Carrigtwohill (Cork). FRANK supplied its BBA certified Egcobox® thermal break system for this project.

In order to integrate balconies with a length of 3.50 metres, respectively, and to ensure thermal separation of the interior and exterior concrete structures, the contractors used 256 FRANK Egcobox® thermal breaks.

Special constructions were strictly agreed upon with contractors, considering the British Standard BS 8110, in order to fulfil both special requirements with regard to the balconies and the specific static conditions.

Technical details:

  • Balcony with 165 mm height offset.
  • Balcony length 3500 mm (solution: Egcobox® lengths 3 x 1000 mm and 1 x 500 mm).
  • Optimization of Egcobox® reinforcement in accordance with statically required cutting forces.
  • Design of Egcobox® with articulated thrust bearings and butt-welded bars.