New Alumasc Facade Systems Projects Now Online


A number of new, completed projects have been added to the Project Profiles section of the Alumasc Façade Systems website.

The projects range from private housing, to medium rise properties, to a nursery school and a number of commercial projects, now added to their own dedicated section.

Two private properties, Grantwood Road and Charlecombe Road have been refurbished with Alumasc Façade products.

Grantwood Road a large, three bedroom detached house has been refurbished with Silkolitt Silicone Render, providing the property with a new, high quality exterior finish.

Charlecome Road, which has been shortlisted for a 2015 INCA Award, has undergone an extensive refurbishment with External Wall Insulation.

Swisslab EWI has been used with phenolic insulation which has saw the U Value of property reduced from 2.14W/m2k to 0.28W/m2k.

Another site which has benefited from External Wall Insulation from Alumasc, is the Exeter Cathedral School Nursery. The newly built nursery utilised Alumasc’s Swistherm External Wall Insulation, providing it with a high quality external appearance and energy efficiency.

DSCN0016Planning constraints meant that the area in which the nursery is based is of ‘historical interest’ meaning the silicone render finish had to match the colour of the existing city walls.

Three projects have also been added to the website which have used the new, Alumasc Ventilated System (AVS) for timber framed properties.

AVS offers an alternative approach to traditional build, particularly for new build timber framed housing. It provides an engineered, stylish facade solution, with the option of utilising modern off-site construction techniques.

The system is designed to provide a fully ventilated cavity, which keeps the timber substrate moisture-free, and is compatible with both render and brick slip finishes.

Two medium rise properties, Carnwadrik and Panmure Street in Scotland have benefited from AVS along with Bellevue Terrace, a number of new terraced house in the Tottderdown area of Bristol.

Finally, two commercial projects have been added to the website, with a new, dedicated Commercial Projects section created.

A striking and contemporary look has been given to a new office development on Shrewsbury Business Park thanks to Alumasc Silkolitt Silcone Render which was used in standard white with a 1.5mm rolled texture.

High Barn Farm Kennels meanwhile have used Alumasc Swistherm External Wall Insulation on a new building to house dogs, keeping the building warm and insulated for the pets.  The full range of projects can be seen by clicking the links below:

Grantwood Road

Charlecombe Road

Exeter Cathedral School Nursery


Panmure Street

Bellevue Terrace

Unit 23, Shrewsbury Business Park

High Barn Farm Kennels 


EWI Industry Meets with Parliamentary Under Secretary of State & DECC

hays_1226562INCA attended an industry roundtable with Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth last week to discuss a long-term sustainable energy efficiency framework.

INCA, along with NIA and SEA, raised concerns about the short-term hiatus facing the industry before the new framework is put in place, given the announcement on GDFPs and GDHIF and the fact that energy suppliers are expected to have delivered their ECO obligations by early 2016.

INCA has signed a joint letter to Lord Bourne following the meeting which sets out the industry’s concerns in more detail along with suggestions for the short term transition. DECC will continue to engage with the industry over the summer on the development of the long-term framework and further details are expected to be announced in the autumn.

Following the Ministerial meeting, INCA Advocacy Committee members met with Jon Booth, Director of Household Energy Efficiency at DECC, to discuss the implications of the recent announcements on the External Wall Insulation industry.

Jon confirmed that energy efficiency remained a priority for DECC and the long-term framework would be developed on the principles of stability, coherence and affordability for both the fuel poor and ‘able to pay’ market.

He recognised the case for External Wall Insulation and that the benefits should be taken into account as External Wall Insulation is not a ‘low cost measure’ but around half of those in fuel poverty live in solid wall properties. INCA will be following up with both the Minister and the team at DECC on behalf of the EWI industry over the summer.

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