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Wetherby Insulated Render Systems Not just a pretty facade...

2 Sep 10 Set on Swansea's beautiful waterfront, Aurora is unusually angular in design with 14 floors containing a total of 76 prestigious, ultra-modern apartments.

Being positioned in a very exposed coastal area, it was important to take into account the effects of wind suction, ultra violet radiation and salt corrosion as well as any potential fire risk to the façade system.

Wetherby offered the perfect solution! The building structure was constructed in concrete with lightweight steel frame infill panels. This was faced with a layer of 10mm building boards onto which 80mm of WBS Expanded Polystyrene Insulation was mechanically fixed, with Mineral Wool fire breaks situated at every floor level.

Following the application of a basecoat and reinforcing mesh layer, the main elevations of the building were finished using a brilliant white and copper green Silicone 1.5mm ‘K’ decorative render with accents of brown ‘weatherboard style’ Trespa panels.  Final U-value 0.26 W/m²K. 

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