Fawdon No Fines

  • Client: Your Homes Newcastle
  • Main Contractor: Straightline Construction
  • Construction: Wimpey No Fines
  • EWI System: Alumasc Swisslab System
  • Awards: Nominated for INCA Award

Sykes Specialist Contracting Ltd have just completed the installation of the Alumasc External Wall Insulation system to six maisonette blocks of Wimpey No Fines.

The Alumasc Insulated Render system comprised of a silicone render textured finish to the first and second floor and traditional clay brick slips to the ground floor.

The Wimpey No Fines blocks were built in the 1950’s and were designed by the George Wimpey company for mass production social housing. Approximately 300 000 units were built in the UK.

The Fawdon No Fines scheme was predominantly the external refurbishment of the façade with the installation of new windows and the Aluamsc Swisslab system of external wall insulation.

The Swisslab system installed achieved a completed u value through the wall of 0.29w/m2k ensuring the tenants will be a lot warmer this winter.

As well as upgrading the thermal performance of the properties the client was keen to move away from the original grey appearance of the existing housing stock and subsequently specified the Alumasc Brick slip system to the ground floor providing a robust and attractive finish and the silicone textured finish to the first floor complemented with a brick slip string course to the head and cill of all windows.

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