HANSON Structherm has won a refurbishment award for its work on two high-rise blocks in the town of Dumbarton.
Its structural external wall insulation (SEWI) and Fastbrick systems were used to upgrade the Clyde and Lomond Courts in West Bridgend for West Dunbartonshire Council.
SEWI extends the life of defective properties and improves their appearance and thermal efficiency. The system is based on a two-way spanning, prefabricated panel that also provides structural integrity. Its use stabilised the buildings and extended their life by at least 30 years. It also improved thermal performance with the U-value of the walls dropping from 2.83W/m2K to 0.27W/m2K.
Fastbrick, an insulated real brick cladding system, was used at ground floor level for its robustness and impact resistance.
Receiving the Sustain Award for refurbishment ,Hanson Structherm’s marketing manager, Yvonne Coldwell, said: “It is fantastic to be recognised in this category and for this project.
“The carbon footprint of the high-rise blocks has reduced and less fuel is required to heat each flat. The blocks’ appearance has also been greatly improved.”