Bringing Warmth to the Residents of Wyndford
External wall insulation (also known as EWI) significantly reduces carbon emissions from properties by adding an extra layer of insulation to the solid walls. The main advantage of EWI is that it reduces energy bills, helping residents save money.
SIG CA were involved with a project in Wynford where EWI was applied to low-rise housing in the Maryhill area of Glasgow. As well as providing additional insulation to the housing, the project also included structural repairs, particularly where an overhead build was required.
The customer ECO Cube housing are a company who provide affordable housing for people around the Glasgow area. They required help from an external cladding expert and ECL contracts were more than happy to give them a helping hand. By using their expert knowledge ECL advised that a product called weber.cew HB40 should be used for the external EWI.
Weber.cew HB40 is a single component, polymer-modified, high-build cementious mortar that is designed for structural concrete repairs. The advantage of this material is that it is extremely easy to use, making it perfect for a large project of this sort. The material only requires the addition of clean water to produce a lightweight, low-permeability, high strength mortar for both soffit and vertical repair solutions.
Gorton Hart, Senior Sales Manager at SIG CA arranged the supply of this product. He explained "This area of Glasgow is starting to have more money invested in it and it's great to be a part of this regeneration work. We worked closely with ECL Contracts throughout this project and provided the weber.cem HB40 on a call-off basis so it could be delivered as and when it was required"
This project is part of the largest carbon reduction project in Scotland and we are pleased with its progression so far.