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Delivering an attractive office building with a thermally efficient roof was the focus for the refurbishment of Cypress House in a project that has created new commercial space in Cardiff.

Cypress House, located in Paramount Business Park in St Mellons, Cardiff, comprises a number of commercial properties, all owned by the project’s main client Paramount Office Interiors, a leading office interior design company.

The client wanted to update Cypress House for lease to local businesses. Creating the same high quality external appeal of its sister properties within the business park was key, but the deteriorating roof also needed to be refurbished to transform it into one that was aesthetically pleasing, waterproof and thermally efficient.

With a £125,000 investment, the refurbishment of Cypress House was completed in April 2017, with decorative exterior cladding and a high-performance roof, both featuring non-combustible insulation with inherent thermal and sound insulation.


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Project details

Euroclad products provided the traditional, high quality appearance that the project needed. The project’s installer, Central Roofing South Wales, chose Euroclad’s Refresh Systems to refurbish the roof and walls. Refresh systems offer a 25-year system guarantee and quick and easy installation. They were used on the roof and walls, with the roof featuring 1600m2 of the 32/1000 trapezoidal external profile in Goosewing Grey, similar in appearance to the original roof but providing a fresh new look and a significant performance upgrade. This was key to this project, as it met the thermal insulation specification of 0.25W/m2K.

326m2 of Opus plank cladding provided the attractive visual of the Refresh System used to refurbish the walls, with an energy efficient 0.35W/m2K U-value. The Opus panels were supplied in Merlin Grey, which was chosen to meet the client’s request for a colour that best resembled the cladding on the other buildings in the business park.

Tony Davies from specialist installer Central Roofing South Wales, which installed the wall and roof systems and profiles, said: “Our brief from the client was to produce an attractive commercial building that complements and fits the style of the other properties in the business park. “I have worked with Euroclad on a number of other projects and trust them to provide great products on time and within budget. We specified Euroclad products for this job and they were able to offer us several options to help create the desired finish. The colour-matches were great and the plank profiles were perfect for this project as they allowed us to install them quickly and easily around the many windows on the building.”

Founded in 1981, Euroclad offers a diverse range of steel and aluminium cladding systems in a range of options and colours. Euroclad has remained at the forefront of the industry for over 35 years, offering a cutting-edge approach to high performance, cost-effective cladding solutions.


Location Cardiff
Installer Central Roofing South Wales
System Profiles & OPUS
Colours Goosewing Grey & Merlin Grey

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