Cladding & Sheeting

EWI prevails

Image courtesy of O’Donnell & Tuomey architects & Alice Clancy

Image courtesy of O’Donnell & Tuomey architects & Alice Clancy

External wall insulation (EWI) by Saint-Gobain Weber has been installed at two new buildings that form part of the new extensions to St. Angela’s College in the city centre of Cork.

The existing school acquired the neighbouring convent site, allowing it to expand on this restricted urban plot. Four nineteenth-century buildings were refurbished and two new purpose-designed buildings were added.

The specification of the new structures included the installation of webertherm XM EWI that has been finished with webersil P to deliver thermal performance together with a decorative finish.

The BBA, NSAI certified and Energy Saving Trust listed webertherm XM EWI is a lightweight external wall insulation system incorporating thin-coat polymer render with mesh cloth reinforcement. The energy efficient webertherm XM has achieved a U-value of 0.16W/m²K.

Suitable for both new-build and refurbishment projects, webertherm XM EWI can extend the life of existing buildings by keeping the old structure warm and stable, and it is being used more and more to simplify wall construction within the new-build sector to provide cost effective, fast-track build programmes with attractive façades.

webersil P is a high quality mineral paint suitable for masonry substrates to provide a low-maintenance finish to external wall insulation systems; it can also be used to rejuvenate existing rendered substrates. webersil P is available in 160 attractive colours.

Refurbished to conservation standards and with its services designed to high-performance environmental and energy-saving principles, the school matches the aesthetic of its surroundings and is integrated within a conservation area of the city centre.