Non Traditional Housing
Drum Housing Association
Radian Group Limited
Reema properties are constructed from reinforced pre-cast concrete and are classified as ‘hard to treat’ in terms of energy efficiency improvements as they are of non-traditional construction and do not have cavities within the walls.
Drum Housing Association is in the process of refurbishing a number of Reema homes at Highfield Road, Petersfield and are installing a comprehensive package of energy efficiency measures to achieve an estimated 70% reduction in carbon emissions.
A Wetherby Insulated Render System was chosen for the external insulation solution as this not only increases the thermal performance of the properties but will also reduce carbon emissions and help to reduce residents heating bills in the future.
100mm phenolic insulation was fixed to the substrate. This was then followed by a K&A basecoat and a top coat of Wetherby 2mm Silicone ‘K’. The installation of the insulation system reduced the u-value of the properties to an impressively low 0.20 W/m²K.
The residents can’t wait to move back into their newly renovated homes and begin to enjoy the benefits.