A Bristol social housing scheme is benefitting from an extensive £5million refurbishment, which saw Swisslab and Swistherm from Alumasc as the chosen EWI systems.
Built in the 1960’s of concrete panel construction, Brandon House was experiencing problems with structural movement which had caused a catalogue of building defects. In addition, the scheme also suffered from poor insulation leading to condensation, mould and water ingress.
Bristol Council commissioned a programme of works, which included the installation of Alumasc’s Swisslab and Swistherm External Wall Insulation to around 90 flats within the block.
Alumasc’s Registered Installer Rateavon, installed the systems with 60mm phenolic and 110mm EPS insulation, to address the previous issues, improving thermal efficiency, reducing heating bills and extending the life of the building. The systems were specified partly due to the fact that the 60mm phenolic insulation would not encroach on the limited space down a number of narrow walkways – and in addition Rateavon have a long track record of working with Alumasc products, and their installation skill was required around a number of intricate concrete columns.
Swisslab is Alumasc’s market leading EWI system used for overcladding exisiting properties, whilst Swistherm eradicates cold bridging, condensation and mould growth. Both systems are BBA Approved, offering an effective life of over 30 years.
For more information on High Rise EWI, contact Lee Carter on 07801 253 798