Insulation

EWI for contemporary Somerset new build

A decorative scraped texture finish has been applied to the White render, which catches and holds the light

A decorative scraped texture finish has been applied to the White render, which catches and holds the light

External Wall Insulation (EWI) by Saint-Gobain Weber has been specified for a contemporary-style new build in a designated conservation area in South West England.

The weber.therm XP system has been used on the walls of the property while weber.pral M through-coloured render has been used to long runs of concrete walling.

The 430m² private residence has extensive glazing to capture the rural views and encourage the benefits of maximum natural light. Sleek expanses of weber.therm XP EWI with weber.therm M1 through-coloured render enhances the profile of the house from all aspects.

By embracing the topography of the site, which placed the front entrance at first floor level, and letting the rest of the house flow down to a lower ground floor layout, the house presents a low and softened profile to the onlooker.

Matching the dramatic visual appeal of this property is the construction formula and advanced thermal efficiency that has been achieved. The external walls are constructed as a single skin formed with 215mm thermal blocks that are protected by weber.therm XP EWI using 50mm of high performance phenolic insulation. weber.therm M1, an advanced one-coat, polymer modified mineral render is factory batched and designed for spray application to reduce on-site labour time and access costs.

Mark Pickthall, of M P Plastering, Somerset, carried out the insulation and render application for contractor Fry Developments. The applicator also specified weber.rend aid to create a key coat before applying weber.pral M through-coloured render, in Chalk, to surface finish long runs of poured concrete walling running from the house to the drive and garage areas.

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