Alumasc Support Salix Apprenticeship Awards

Young apprentices in Salford and the surrounding areas have been rewarded for their hard work and commitment to personal development during the inaugural Salix Homes Apprenticeship Awards.

Alumasc was proud to be one of the sponsors of the awards, held on Friday October 18th 2013.

Talented Marlis Hamnett, 21 - Apprentice of the Year
Marlis Hamnett, 21 – Apprentice of the Year

The Salix Homes awards recognise the talent and skills young apprentices have gained during their training and employment through the Salix Homes Path 2 Work scheme.

The Apprentice of the Year went to Marlis Hamnett (Forrest).

The award for the Apprentices’ Apprentice, presented by Stewart Taylor of Alumasc, went to Rachel Howarth, an External Wall Insulation (EWI) Apprentice with Emanuel Whittaker.  Her colleague, Matthew Casey, also an EWI apprentice, secured the Best in Trade (Wet Trade) award.

Salix Homes work with contractors to offer a wide range of apprenticeships to young people who live locally.

Like Salix, Alumasc are committed to provide apprenticeship opportunities at their St Helens head office.

Alumasc and Salix Homes work closely to upgrade housing by installing cost-effective, thermally efficient External Wall Insulation. This helps reduce annual heating bills for residents and ensures their properties are warmer in the winter and cooler during summer.

For more information on External Wall Insulation, click here or email

Alumasc Secure 4 Awards at the INCA Awards 2013 including Project of the Year!

INCA-Awards-Dinner---Project-of-the-year-winners-2013The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) Awards Dinner 2013 took place last night at the Park Lane Sheraton Hotel, London showcasing the best in innovation and excellence in External Wall Insulation Projects and their contribution to improving energy efficiency in the UK.

Ex-England Rugby star, BT Sport and Crimewatch presenter Martin Bayfield took to the stage to present the awards at this black tie event, contributing to a very enjoyable evening.

Alumasc came out on top, winning awards in the following categories:

INCA Project of the Year – Boxtree Lane, Harrow (ALD)

Domestic New Build – Boxtree Lane, Harrow (ALD)

Non Residential Award – Keir Hardie Health Park, Merthyr Tydfil (Joyners)

Domestic Refurbishment (Low Rise) – Norwegian Timber Houses, Fenham (Sykes)

Alumasc would like to thank ALD Plastering, Joyner Group and Sykes Specialist Contracting for their high quality workmanship and professionalism whilst carrying out the above projects, which contributed significantly to securing these accolades.


John Carter, Managing Director for Alumasc Facades commented:
“Alumasc has had a superb evening at the 2013 INCA Awards, securing 3 category awards out of our 5 shortlisted entries, one of which was also named ‘Project of the Year’. Many thanks to all those who contributed to this fantastic result and to all our guests who joined us on the night. I would also like to personally thank the INCA Secretariat for hosting such a great event which reinforces their position as the primary representative body for External Wall Insulation in the UK”.

Alumasc’s other two shortlisted projects, Liscard House in Wirral and Carron Crescent in Glasgow, were strong contenders in their categories, narrowly missing out. INCA received a record number of entries for this year’s awards so to be shortlisted is an achievement within itself.

Once again, Alumasc thank INCA for hosting a wonderful evening which was attended by all the leading companies within the industry and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Alumasc look forward to next year’s awards and will strive to maintain product excellence, exceptional service levels and strong relationships with our specialist EWI installers and supply chain partners in order to ensure we have even more high quality projects to put forward.

For further information contact Alumasc Exterior Building Products