When Complete Rendering Solutions was appointed the contractor for a new Richmond Villages retirement complex in Aston on Trent, Derbyshire, they turned to Fassa Bortolo to supply the external wall insulation for the façade. The whole project will take two years to complete. The first phase is now finished and the next starts in early October.
The system chosen for the ground floor was Fassatherm® Classic using 50mm thick EPS panels with A96, a cement based adhesive and base coat for reinforcement of the insulation panels. Basecoll® was used to glue and smooth off the perimeter panels below the damp proof course. This works as a waterproofing adhesive and base coat. Cuts were made into the EPS insulation to make it resemble ashlar and give an overall stone effect.
On the first floor, KI 7, a fibre reinforced lime and cement base coat was applied direct to masonry blockwork. This render waterproofs the wall and acts as foundation for the subsequent finishing coat.
A coat of RX 561 was then applied to the whole facade. This rustic acrylic siloxane finish coat render is excellent at repelling water but still has good breathability and is resistant to mould and algae. It can be tinted in the colour of the client’s choice; in this case a light cream.
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