A combination of insulation products from Sto has been used to provide an external wall insulation system (EWI) for a new rugby club building in Scotland. StoTherm Classic K external wall insulation, Sto Armat Classic reinforcing mortar and StoSilco façade render have been used on the new Canal Parks Rugby Club Pavilion building in Inverness.

In order to provide effective thermal performance, the project was required to achieve a U-value of 0.18 W/m²K.

The StoTherm Classic K system provides thermal insulation and impact resistance of 60 joules. This is up to 10 times greater than similar cementitious systems and so was the ideal choice for the rugby club environment where it might be subject to impact. The proven system was fixed to thepavilion walls using StoLevell Uni mineralic reinforcing mortar, which allowed for fast, easy and secure installation.

“The Sto system is straightforward to install, and it allowed us to accommodate any areas of detailing that were required,” said Bill Smith of G & R Ross, who installed the Sto system. “The surfaces were finished with StoSilco K silicone resin render to create a high level of water repellence, providing resistance to the growth of algae and fungus.  This will help the pavilion retain its attractive appearance.”

The creation of the Canal Parks Pavilion formed part of the recently opened Inverness West Link Stage 1 Project.