Baumit to showcase "innovative" external insulation at EcoBuild
Baumit will showcase an "innovative" new external thermal insulation technology on 5-7 March at EcoBuild 2013 in Excel, London. The Baumit OPEN external wall insulation (EWI) system is a thin coat render system for solid wall construction.
Baumit said the system provides breathable thermal insulation and comes in a broad range of render colours and finishes. It also has self-cleaning properties that increase the life span of the external finish, reducing costs in re-painting, the company said.
Baumit are now offering their portfolio of external thermal insulation systems, facades and renders to the UK market through a network of distributors and "highly trained installers".
“Feedback from renovations and new builds where the revolutionary Baumit EWI system has been used has been very positive, with many homeowners reporting considerable energy and cost savings as well as a high level of improvement to the external façade appearance,” said Sue Dewhirst, consultant with Baumit UK.
The company said its "broad portfolio of EWI and rendering products provides a one-stop shop for architects, builders, designers, and specifiers aiming for improved energy and cost efficiencies, insulation properties and compliance with Green Deal requirements."
Its portfolio of products also includes: Baumit Star Track (an insulation anchor fixing system that eliminates thermal bridging and is applicable to any existing surface); Baumit Life (a colour system featuring 888 facade colours); Baumit Profiles (a comprehensive range of façade profiles for window, doors, corners and other applications); Baumit NanoporTop (a low maintenance decorative finish based on nano-technology that provides a "breathable self-cleaning top coat for long lasting cleanliness and beauty for the façade"); and Baumit Open Duplex, a remediation product for existing thermal insulation systems.
Baumit said that throughout the temperature and humidity changes that external walls experience, the Baumit Open EWI system delivers stability, heat retention, fire protection and sound insulation.