Swistherm wins INCA Award for Trafford College

Swistherm External Wall Insulation (EWI) from Alumasc, has earned a top industry Award for Trafford College in Altrincham.

The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) Awards celebrate leading EWI projects in the UK over the past year, covering new-build, refurb, non-residential and domestic sectors.

Trafford College, which has already earned a RIBA Award and boasts a BREEAM rating of Very Good, was announced Winner of the Non-Residential category at the INCA Conference which took place at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on 12 October.

3500m2 of Swistherm was used to create a perfect example of  how Alumasc’s EWI systems can deliver performance and aesthetics for modern, energy efficient buildings.

The INCA judges commented: “This project reflects the aesthetic creativity offered by EWI for new build projects and the end result is a striking building which the local community can be rightly proud of”.

For full details of the Trafford College project, click here

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Swisrail From Alumasc Chosen For Angel Wharf

Angel Wharf | Alumasc FacadesSwisrail External Wall Insulation (EWI) from Alumasc has been used to create an attractive, energy efficient facade for Angel Wharf, a new mixed use development in the historic Regent’s Canal area of Islington, London.

Angel Wharf comprises a mix of private and shared ownership apartments and modern office space, situated around a landscaped courtyard in Islington’s regeneration area. The main contractor was Mount Anvil of St Albans and the shared ownership properties are managed by Family Mosaic Housing.

A number of complex design details at Angel Wharf demanded the specification of an EWI system that could demonstrate flexibility and ease of installation. Alumasc’s Swisrail is a thin coat insulated render system specifically designed for use on framed buildings. The system met Angel Wharf’s intricate requirements, easily accommodating interfaces with windows, rendered soffits and rainscreen panels.

Alumasc’s approved installer, C&G Plastering, installed a total of 2,800m2 of Swisrail with 90mm EPS insulation panels to achieve a U-value of 0.3W/Km2. The facade was finished with ST Silkolitt 1.5mm Silicone Render in white.

Swisrail is a fully warranted system with a life expectancy in excess of 30 years, offering full NHBC compliance. It is fully weather resistant, vapour permeable and highly impact resistant.

Please use the following links for more information:

Swisslab External Wall Insulation – Click here

Silkolott Silicone Render – Click here

Alumasc’s full range of EWI systems – Click here

Alumasc Facades BBA Certificates – Click here

BBA Certification – Click here

Don’t miss Energy Savings Week 2011

24th – 28th October 2011 is the 15th Energy Savings Week from the Energy Savings Trust (EST).

During the course of Energy Savings Week, homeowners are invited to tap into a range of ideas and advice, designed to help reduce energy bills and promote a greener lifestyle. From how to make the most of your heating and lighting systems, to effectively insulating and weather-proofing your home, EST are on hand with a week of great ideas, to help us all save money.

Alumasc’s Swisslab and swisspan External Wall Insulation (EWI)Systems are recommended by the EST for their thermally efficient properties, and can play a large part in helping to reduce fuel bills. Both systems offer a choice of insulation thicknesses and materials which are proven to achieve very low U values.

Click here for more information on Energy Savings Week and to download a Savings Pack.

Click here for further information on Alumasc’s thermally efficient EWI systems.