One of Europe’s most successful building brands, Baumit, has established its UK headquarters, providing technical support and distribution services, at Aylesford in Kent, resulting in the ready availability of its extensive range of innovative external wall insulation systems.

Founded in 1988, Baumit has expanded from a single base in Austria to a worldwide brand operating in more than 30 countries. Its success is built upon the development and delivery of high-performance exterior insulation solutions, façade renders, paints and healthy living solutions.

The new UK headquarters located in the heart of Kent will become Baumit’s UK centre of excellence. As well as offering technical and sales support, the operation includes a 1,400m2 warehouse where every shade within Baumit’s 888-colour programme is available to add to its entire range of mineral and synthetic topcoats.

Baumit’s in-house production means – depending on order size – a high-weather resistant, vapour-permeable topcoat range can be coloured in just two hours.

Ben Warren, managing director at Baumit Ltd said: “Our Aylesford site means we are able to deliver a more service-orientated operation. It’s enabled us to ‘break down the bulk’, meaning we can cater for any order of any size – customers no longer need to buy in bulk.”

Although the range of Baumit’s topcoat systems varies in texture, tone and technology, each has a common denominator – it is designed to protect and improve a building’s façade. A recent addition to its external wall insulation range, NanoporTop is an innovative self-cleaning, stain and pollution-resistant, ready-to-use render that uses Baumit ‘photokat’ photocatalysis technology to create optimum protection against contamination using the power of light.