Swisslab EWI restores period features to 1920’s homes

Alumasc’s Swisslab External Wall Insulation (EWI) system has been used to transform 65 residential properties in Hertfordshire, improving thermal performance and refreshing the external facades to recreate the 1920’s period features.

North Herts Homes required a solution that would make the properties more energy efficient whilst also restoring them to their former glory.

herts1Following a consultation from Alumasc’s design team, Swisslab was used with phenolic insulation and finished in Silkolitt silicone render with a heavy textured 3.5mm drain top coat to get a close match to the original “slop dash render”. Acrylic brick slips and solar reflective X black paint were then used to create the finishing brick and mock-timber details.

In addition to the improved aesthetics, the combination of systems will make the properties warmer and will soon start to impact on the residents’ energy bills.

North Herts Homes are delighted with the results and one family commented:

“The refurbishment has given us renewed pride in our home – it’s almost like having a new house!”

herts2Swisslab is the market leading insulated render system for overcladding existing properties and is used extensively to transform homes into warmer, more attractive places to live. It is an efficient and cost effective way of improving thermal standards and allows for minimal disruption to residents during application.

Alumasc’s full range of EWI systems are BBA Approved, fully warranted and are available with a range of design and specification options, across many building types.

To find out more about Alumasc’s External Wall Insulation Systems click here, call +44 (0) 3335 771 700 or email

Alumasc Facades Expands Business Development Team

With further growth predicted for the housebuilding, healthcare and education sectors, Alumasc Facades has appointed three new Business Development Managers, bringing with them many years of experience and industry knowledge.

Stewart Taylor, Sales Director for Alumasc Facades, comments: “The expansion of our Business Development Team is indicative of the strong position currently being experienced by Alumasc in the facades sector and of our commitment to the ongoing provision of the highest quality products and customer service in the industry.”

Mark_HighResMark Swift joins Alumasc Facades following 11 years at Kingspan Insulation, where he gained extensive knowledge of the commercial and domestic new build, refurbishment and social housing sectors. Mark is looking forward to utilising his knowledge and experience to deliver business growth. He comments:

“The industry is facing some unprecedented challenges, none more-so than the acute shortage of skilled trade. Alumasc’s forward-thinking evaluation of its marketplace has enabled them to deliver on their commitment to developing new products and innovations to address these needs. I am looking forward to further enhancing our market presence and helping to expand our customer reach.”

AdamAdam Griffin will be covering the South East of England. Adam has spent 20 years in Construction, with the last 10 years specialising in external facades where he developed extensive sales and technical knowledge of the render market in particular. Adam says:

“The need for high performance facades system solutions for both new-build and refurbishment projects in the South East of England is well known. I aim to use my experience and technical knowledge to further support Alumasc’s well respected facades systems along with their new product development initiatives, positioning us at the forefront of the industry moving forward.”

JoCompleting the new team is Jo Checkley who will be covering London and boasts 27 years in the construction sector. Jo has previously held positions where she was responsible for Contracts/Project Management and Business Development. Commenting on her appointment, Jo says:

“I’m really excited to be joining Alumasc as they continue to lead the market with new product offerings such as their new Alumasc Ventilated System (AVS) for timber framed construction. In order to secure long term investment from large organisations, it’s essential to be specified at pre-tender stage and I will build those relationships in order to make that possible.”

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