Wetherby Building Systems has expanded its external wall insulation (EWI) portfolio with the launch of a new stone render finish to offer further flexibility to specifiers and architects when designing domestic/ commercial new build or refurbishment schemes.
A stone façade is a popular finish for properties in particular areas across the UK, but with project budgets being squeezed in every area, sourcing and installing genuine stone can be cost and time prohibitive.
EspiCoat Stone Render offers a unique, cost-effective alternative, allowing the appearance of stone, while significantly reducing labour time and costs on site. Offering exceptional durability, EpsiCoat Stone Render is completely weather resistant, making it ideal for use on properties exposed to severe climate changes.
With the ability to adapt to any design aspirations, EpsiCoat Stone Render can be applied by a spray or with a trowel to achieve two very different looks. The spray application is ideal for large elevations and delivers a textured appearance of natural granite.
For architects and contractors looking to achieve a smoother finish, applying the render with a trowel will provide the desired result, giving the appearance of a fine hammer finished marble. Offering further flexibility, replicating a stone block façade is possible by scoring the desired pattern into the basecoat, before spraying the render over the recessed joints.
Designed to be applied to Wetherby’s white EPS or graphite-enhanced EpsiTherm insulation, EpsiCoat Stone Render is available in a range of seven colours to complement some of the most popular British stones used in housing developments across the UK.
Commenting on the new Stone Render product, Wetherby’s technical manager, Joe Ragdale, said: “We have been receiving increasing enquiries from our customers for a product that can achieve a stone finish so have undertaken a lot of research to ensure we are offering a system that meets the needs of the industry.
“For many areas of the UK, stone facades are typical for the housing estates and so both new build developments and refurbishment projects need to deliver a similar appearance to complement neighbouring properties. Looking at the most popular types of stones that are used across the UK, we have developed a product range, that not only achieves the design requirements, but significantly speeds up the installation process.”
For further information on EpsiCoat Stone Render, or any other products from Wetherby Building Systems, log onto www.wbs-ltd.co.uk or call 01942 717100.
Wetherby Building Systems Ltd is the UK’s market leader in the design and supply of a wide range of solid wall insulation (SWI) systems. Comprising a wide range of external and internal wall insulation solutions, Wetherby’s systems offer environmentally sympathetic façade solutions that have been successfully installed on many domestic refurbishment projects, new build schemes, commercial buildings and educational establishments for over 20 years.
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