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Following the horrific events at Grenfell Tower, questions have been asked regarding the performance of externally-insulated systems and cladding systems have subsequently been removed from a number of high-rise residences. In view of the government’s drive to deliver more thermally … More >>

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Nov29

Swisslab revitalises Glasgow building

Posted by nicola perrins

As part of the regeneration of Glasgow’s Shawlands area, Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) recently embarked upon the recent refurbishment of 1265 Pollokshaws Road, a block of maisonette homes located above a mixture of shops and a car park. The four-storey … More >>

Alumasc’s Technical Director Mark Gibbs explains what specifiers should be looking for in their chosen EWI system for high-rise and why safe installation is paramount. Why EWI? Specification for the multi-storey application of External Wall Insulation is very different to that of … More >>

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An award winning Cheshire property has been refurbished using Render Systems from Alumasc. Owned by David and Margie Edwards, the magnificent Bankhall House was originally completed in 2008, to a traditional Georgian/Queen Ann architectural design, earning them the prestigious title … More >>

Nov10

New premises for Alumasc Facades in Scotland

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As Alumasc Facades continues to develop its product and services offer nationwide, EWI contractors and installers in Scotland are benefitting from new Alumasc premises in Glasgow. Based just minutes from Glasgow City Centre, the Scottish Head Office in Kinning Park, … More >>

Swistherm from Alumasc, has been installed on 25 park homes in Suffolk, in a bid to help tackle fuel poverty amongst the elderly residents. West Suffolk Council partnered with Alumasc’s Registered Installer Cornerstone Limited, to carry out the installation and … More >>

Oct26

Alumasc Projects Highly Commended by INCA

Posted by nicola perrins

Two outstanding refurbishment projects from Alumasc have been Highly Commended at this year’s INCA Awards. The Awards represent the flagship event for the external wall insulation (EWI) industry designed to recognise and promote the quality of installation carried out by INCA members. Alumasc … More >>

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 … More >>

Oct14

London Strives for Zero Carbon Homes

Posted by nicola perrins

Following the Government announcement to scrap its zero carbon homes policy last year, the Greater London Authority (GLA) is continuing to pursue a policy of zero carbon homes. As outlined in the Housing Supplementary Planning Guide from 1 October 2016 the … More >>

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Oct7

Alumasc revives Brandon House

Posted by nicola perrins

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 … More >>

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