Client: Angel Wharf
Type of works: supplied Swisrail External Wall Insulation (EWI).
Swisrail External Wall Insulation (EWI) from Alumasc has been used to create an attractive, energy efficient facade for Angel Wharf, a new mixed use development in the historic Regents Canal area of Islington, London.
Angel Wharf comprises a mix of private and shared ownership apartments and modern office space, situated around a landscaped courtyard in Islingtons regeneration area. The main contractor was Mount Anvil of St Albans and the shared ownership properties are managed by Family Mosaic Housing.
A number of complex design details at Angel Wharf demanded the specification of an EWI system that could demonstrate flexibility and ease of installation. Alumascs Swisrail is a thin coat insulated render system specifically designed for use on framed buildings. The system met Angel Wharfs intricate requirements, easily accommodating interfaces with windows, rendered soffits and rainscreen panels.
Alumascs approved installer, C&G Plastering, installed a total of 2,800m2 of Swisrail with 90mm EPS insulation panels to achieve a U-value of 0.3W/Km2. The facade was finished with ST Silkolitt 1.5mm Silicone Render in white.
Swisrail is a fully warranted system with a life expectancy in excess of 30 years, offering full NHBC compliance. It is fully weather resistant, vapour permeable and highly impact resistant.
Swisrail is ideal for use on low rise buildings with lightweight steel or timber structural frames. It can be faced with Alumascs range of Silicone or Mineral renders which are available with rolled surface texture, in a wide range of colours.