Project with a Difference
This summer we had the chance to be involved in a really exciting – and a little unusual – project. We were asked to use our expertise as external wall insulation experts to help transform a 1900 end of terrace house into a canvas for a giant mural. We don’t get these sorts of requests every day!
The property is right next door to the William Morris Gallery, a north east London institution that was formerly the home of the celebrated London designer, writer and activist of the same name. The idea was to create a surface on which a mural of William Morris could be painted in advance of a local festival. Be Constructive had just over a week to have the wall ready for the artist to come in and paint the mural of Morris!
Not an easy wall to work with
As you can see from the ‘before’ photo, the wall was in a pretty poor condition, with cracks and blown render all over the place. The wall itself was also not flat – there was a deep double chimney breast in the way – so creating a flat surface for the mural was not a straightforward insulation job.
Furthermore, the wall is right next to a council car park, and various permissions were required in order to set up scaffolding and carry out works there.