Alumasc Takes Care of Bristol Caretaker’s Property

Caretakers_beforetextBristol City Council have chosen Swistherm External Wall Insulation (EWI) from Alumasc, for the
refurbishment of the Caretaker’s house at Knowle Park Primary School.

Originally built from Solid Brick construction, the property was damp and cold, and required both aesthetic and thermal improvement. A previous refurbishment had involved the partial installation of a plastic cladding system which succeeded in fending off the weather but provided no insulation or thermal upgrade.

Alumasc Registered Installer Rateavon, installed the Swistherm EWI System with 90mm grey polystyrene insulation, finished with a modern high performance silicone render, also from Alumasc.

Caretakers_AftertextThe property now benefits from a waterproof breathable layer, resulting in a u-value of 0.28w/m2k, much improved from the original 2.14w/m2k.

Swistherm is a BBA Approved, fully warranted system with an effective lifespan of over 30 years. For details click here or call 03335 771 700.

For more information on the Bristol project, please call Lee Carter on 07801 253798.






Swistherm Chosen for Shropshire R&D Project

Alumasc’s Swistherm External Wall Insulation has been used on a £4million project in the heart of Shropshire’s farmland.


Leading British dairy company Dairy Crest, has invested £4 million in a dedicated Food Innovation Centre, designed by architect Jodi Carr from Michael Hyde Associates in Manchester.

The new facility is located on the Harper Adams University campus in Newport, Shropshire and replaces the previous R&D centre that was located on the nearby Crudgington site.

Alumasc’s approved contractor RJ Day Plastering of Market Drayton, installed 233m2 of Swistherm with 80mm mineral wool insulation, finished with Silkolitt 1.5mm Silicone Render, also from Alumasc.


Swistherm is a BBA approved, fully warranted system with an effective life in excess of 30 years. It is fully weather resistant whilst remaining vapour permeable, allowing the fabric of the building to act as a heat store, increasing thermal efficiency.

For more information on Alumasc’s Swistherm External Wall Insulation, click here

Alumasc to Exhibit at ‘Explore Offsite’ Event

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Alumasc Facades will be exhibiting the innovative, new Alumasc Ventilated System (AVS) at this years’ Explore Offsite: a series of one day conferences and exhibitions which offer a platform for construction clients and their advisers to explore the latest offsite construction solutions.

The events will consist of a conference of around 180 delegates and an exhibition of approximately 25-30 companies from a range of offsite technology providers including; timber frame, light steel frame, precast concrete, bathroom pods, volumetric buildings, building services plus CLT, glulam and a range of hybrid technologies.

The Alumasc Ventilated System (AVS) offers an alternative approach to traditional build, particularly for structural timber. 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.

The events take place on the 23rd & 24th March 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham. Tickets are available from the Explore Offsite website. View the list of speakers.