Orlit Properties – North Shields

Most of the Orlit properties in the UK were built during the 40s and 50s postwar period as a quick and cheap solution to meet increased demand for housing, however this building type often suffers from inadequate overall thermal insulation, as well as thermal bridging and subsequent condensation problems.

As part of North Tyneside Council’s mission to deliver excellent housing services, these properties, situated in strong and cohesive communities, have been refurbished to not only meet Decent Homes standards but also to provide quality homes that people want to live in.

A Wetherby Insulated Render system incorporating 80mm Expanded Polystyrene was chosen for the properties as its thermal properties not only improved the u-value of the dwellings from 2.1 W/m²K to 0.35 W/m²K but more importantly, ensured the residents had nice warm homes that were also less expensive to heat .

Once the EPS insulation had been fixed to the exterior of the homes Wetherby Brick Slips in Estepona were applied to give the homes a traditional classic appearance.

Project Type

Domestic Refurbishment – Non Traditional Housing


North Tyneside Council

System Installer

Pringle Building Services Limited




Surgo Construction Limited