The new Alumasc Ventilated System has been used to create an unusual addition to a beautiful detached property in Oakham, Rutland.
The property, owned by Phil and Marianne Valiente, is of Canadian timber frame design, so it was therefore important that a system was found to complement the existing construction.
K&M Interiors of Melton Mowbray, were recommended to the owners for the external rendering. Being an Alumasc Registered Installer, K&M had extensive experience in the use of Alumasc systems. Following lengthy discussions about the benefits of the Ventilated System, it was specified for use on two separate extensions; one being a single storey to the rear of the property, accommodating a new kitchen/diner. The other, a two storey extension, would accommodate additional upstairs space and a reconfigured downstairs area, with living room, office and downstairs WC.
When used as part of a timber frame construction, the Alumasc Ventilated System is quick and easy to install, presenting a more efficient and sustainable alternative to traditional brick and block methods. It offers an engineered, stylish facade solution, designed to provide a fully ventilated cavity, which keeps the timber substrate moisture-free.
The project was finished in Alumasc’s Silkolitt 1.5mm silicone render in white and the system is also compatible with brick slip finishes.
Marianne Valiente comments:
“We were looking for a modern, high performance product that would incorporate the existing cedar shingles, whilst meeting our time constraints and the requirements of our local planning department.
“K&M talked us through the Alumasc system in great detail and we compared it to the alternatives. After receiving quotes for other solutions, we agreed that the Alumasc Ventilated System was vastly superior and offered us better guarantees. We had a lot of contact with the team from K&M, and found them to be professional, highly knowledgeable and very helpful.”
“K&M Interiors did a great job and we’re thrilled with how it looks. We’re now even considering having some of the brickwork at the front of the house rendered.”
The Alumasc Ventilated System has been rigorously tested, resulting in compliance with all UK building regulations (Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales) and it became British Board of Agrément certified in May 2015. It also offers the option of use in off-site construction and adheres to the requirements and guidelines of both the NHBC and TRADA.
For more information please call Nigel Walters on 07720 883694.