External Wall Insulation (EWI) from Saint-Gobain Weber has been specified for a contemporary-style new build in a designated conservation area in South West England.  The revolutionary weber.therm XP system has been used on the walls of the property while weber.pral M through-coloured render has been used extensively to long runs of concrete walling.

This stunning new home in Somerset illustrates perfectly how architectural flare and modern building techniques are fused to deliver a property that contributes greatly to the local environment.

The 430m² private residence has extensive glazing to capture the rural views and to encourage the benefits of maximum natural light. Sleek expanses of weber.therm XP EWI with weber.therm M1 through-coloured render enhances the profile of the house from all aspects.

Jason Jackson of Jackson Architects Ltd, Taunton, said: “After careful negotiation with the conservation and planning officers, they agreed that the contemporary architectural style of the building would make a highly individual but fitting addition to the very traditional properties in the area.”

Matching the dramatic visual appeal of this unique property is the construction formula and advanced thermal efficiency that has been achieved. The external walls are constructed as a single skin formed with 215mm thermal blocks that are protected by weber.therm XP EWI using 50mm of high performance phenolic insulation.  weber.therm M1, an advanced one-coat, polymer modified, mineral render, is factory batched and designed for spray application to reduce on-site labour time and access costs and has been used in White.  A decorative scraped texture finish has been applied to the White render which catches and holds the light.

MP Plastering, Somerset, carried out the insulation and render application for contractor Fry Developments Limited.  The applicator also specified weber.rend aid to create a key coat before applying weber.pral M through-coloured render, in Chalk, to surface finish long runs of poured concrete walling running from the house to the drive and garage areas.

Mark Pickthall from MP Plastering said: “The superb smart finish of the house structure achieved with the scraped surface of the 250m² of weber.therm M1 render really underlines the beautiful architecture of this house which makes a great statement in the locality. We are all pleased to have been part of this exciting project.”