Wetherby Expands into IWI Market
Wetherby Building Systems, the UK’s leading provider of external wall insulation solutions, is expanding its business operation with the launch of its first internal wall insulation (IWI) system, EpsiLine, to provide a complete through-wall insulation offering.
Specifically developed to meet an increasing demand to improving the energy efficiency of properties that need to maintain their exterior appearance, the EpsiLine System is one of the most flexible and cost effective IWI solutions on the market.
Wetherby’s new system comprises a high performance rigid PIR insulation board, featuring a bi-laminate foil/kraft paper-facing, which is bonded to a tapered edge standard plasterboard. This pre-bonded solution means the insulation and plasterboard is installed in one operation, significantly reducing installation times when compared with alternative systems.
Offering installers and contractors complete flexibility during installation, the EpsiLine System is BBA approved (certificate number 15/5193) for use with the most diverse range of fixing techniques including dot and dab, direct fix, timber battens and metal furring. It provides a reliable long term energy saving benefit especially on domestic refurbishment projects and is ideal for properties where no cavity exists (solid wall).
The EpsiLine System is available in a wide variety of thicknesses, to ensure there is an option to suit any project requirement, with a 15mm reveal board being the ideal solution for window and door reveals.
Commenting on the launch of EpsiLine, Wetherby’s technical manager, Joe Ragdale, said: “This is something that just makes sense for us. We have received an increasing amount of enquiries for IWI on projects that need to maintain the exterior appearance of properties, particularly with terraced houses that are accessed from a public footpath.
“With wall insulation widely acknowledge to have the greatest impact on regenerating thermally inefficient solid walled homes, we can now offer a complete solution for the entire property. We are expecting an influx of enquiries for our EpsiLine IWI System to be used in conjunction with our EWI systems, as a hybrid system, where IWI is installed to the front of a property – to fulfil planning constraints – and a suitable EWI option is applied to the rear.
To support the launch of the EpsiLine IWI System into the market, Wetherby is providing training courses at all of its training facilities across the UK to ensure its approved contractors are adept in installing the new system.
The WBS EpsiLine System is available now, for further information on this, or any other products from Wetherby Building Systems, log onto www.wbs-ltd.co.uk or call 01942 717100.