MULTIPANEL has collaborated with the architect Josep Ramon Vidal-Abarcal, in the rehabilitation of the sloping roof of the new homes in Sabadell, Barcelona, of the construction company Barcelona Property Investment.
This property is located in the city of Sabadell, one of the cradles of industrial style buildings in Catalonia, where there is a lot of heritage culture, with large chimneys and huge stately homes.
At the time it was called the ‘Catalan Manchester’. All these buildings that refer to this textile heritage are now cultural facilities that can be visited to understand what industrial activity was like back then.
Currently, it has 18 homes designed for families, young people and anyone looking to live in a place in the center, with spacious, high rooms and equipped with designer finishes.
What has the refurbishment of the new homes in Sabadell consisted of?
Thanks to our professional experience in the manufacture of sandwich panels for roofs, we have installed about 270m2 of Speed Dry roof panel, which are composed of two sheets of thermo-lacquered aluminum and a core of polystyrene, which gives the panel a high resistance to compression. The Speed Dry panel is finished with black sheet metal.
Speed Dry panels are tongue-and-groove jointed through a PVC profile with three tubular chambers, which gives the panel great rigidity. They also include a dry chamber to protect against corrosion and allow screwing from the inside, a self-positioning wedge that ensures levelness between panels, a rubber gasket housing that is a great watertight barrier and a drainage path which evacuates condensation.
Thanks to the features of the Multipanel Speed Dry panel, we save the installer assembly time and materials. In addition, in line with our commitment to quality, the panels are CE marked, which means that a strict Factory Production Control (FPC) is carried out. In short, FPC involves control throughout the entire production process, from raw materials to the finished product. Among the controls, the following tests are carried out: compressive and tensile strength, durability, conductivity, thermal resistance, thermal transmittance or reaction to fire, among others.
Finally, the construction of an efficient and sustainable building has been considered, preserving the historic architecture of the pre-existing industrial-style building from the 1950s.