Hanson Structherm helping to refurbish 250 homes in Wales
Published by Damian Haigh for Structherm Ltd in Housing
Peulwys Estate after refurbishment
Hanson Structherm is supplying its external wall insulation (EWI) system to a major refurbishment scheme in Conwy, North Wales.
The 38-week project for housing association Cartrefi Conwy, will be carried out by Astley Facades (Northern). It will see 250 properties on the Peulwys estate, in Llysfaen, upgraded using more than 13,800 square metres of EWI.
Wayne Bannister, Cartrefi Conwy improvement programme delivery manager, said: “Hanson Structherm’s EWI system ticked all the boxes for this project which included the need for guaranteed delivery on time and on budget.
“It is an efficient and cost effective way of improving the thermal performance of a building, resulting in reduced emissions and lower energy bills which will help us meet the environmental specifications we want to achieve. Other work includes installing new boiler systems, loft insulation and draft proofing.”
The EWI system involves externally cladding a building with insulation boards before applying a layer of basecoat render. Finally, a decorative finish is added which can be chosen to mirror the original appearance of the building or be used to enhance its visual appearance.
For this project, each street is being finished in a different colour, to help give the estate a new lease of life.
The EWI refurbishment is part of a £4 million scheme to improve the look of the housing estate as well as its environmental performance. When complete, it is estimated that the project which will help cut tenants’ fuel bills by 40 per cent and reduce carbon emissions by 52,000 tonnes over 25 years.