ProRend EIFS External Wall Insulation System: A Holistic Approach to Decarbonisation

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In the effort to mitigate climate change, the construction industry plays a pivotal role, and innovative solutions are imperative to reduce its environmental footprint. ProRend EIFS (External Insulation Finishing System) is a comprehensive approach to sustainable construction, offering superior thermal insulation and seamless integration, finished with ProRend Colourtex thin coat render. This article explores how ProRend EIFS supports decarbonisation efforts in the construction sector.

Enhanced with top-tier materials, ProRend EIFS stands as a premier fully rendered external insulation system. Not only does it elevate the aesthetic appeal of any structure, but it also enhances thermal efficiency, curbing heat loss effectively. Compliant with Approved Document Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Power) and Approved Document Part B (Fire Safety), ProRend EIFS ensures both energy conservation and safety standards are met. Backed by a robust 30-year BBA system durability certification and a 10-year warranty from SAS Render Systems, it emerges as the ultimate choice for decarbonisation projects, promising unparalleled protection against the elements.

Enhanced Thermal Insulation with ProRend EIFS

ProRend EIFS is engineered to provide exceptional thermal insulation by enveloping buildings in a continuous layer of insulation material, using a choice of either mineral wool for enhanced fire protection or EPS for outstanding thermal properties. This significantly reduces heat transfer through the building envelope, minimising the need for energy-intensive heating and cooling systems. By enhancing energy efficiency, ProRend EIFS helps reduce carbon emissions associated with building operations, contributing to decarbonisation goals.

Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction

The combination of ProRend EIFS and ProRend Colourtex offers synergistic benefits for decarbonisation. The enhanced thermal insulation provided by ProRend EIFS reduces the building’s reliance on heating and cooling systems, leading to significant energy savings and a corresponding decrease in carbon emissions. ProRend Colourtex render not only adds aesthetic appeal and a high-performance exterior finish but also provides additional weather protection and durability to the façade helping further reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint.

Long-Term Sustainability and Lifecycle Performance

ProRend EIFS contributes to long-term sustainability by minimising the need for maintenance and premature replacements. The durable finish provided by thin coat render protects the underlying insulation system, extending the lifespan of the facade and reducing carbon associated with replacement materials. This holistic approach to building design emphasises lifecycle performance and resilience, supporting decarbonisation efforts over the entire lifespan of the building.

Case Study: Cornerstone Housing Limited’s Beacon Avenue Refurbishment Project

Cornerstone Housing Limited’s Beacon Avenue refurbishment project exemplifies the efficacy of ProRend External Insulation in advancing sustainable construction. The initiative aimed to modernise existing housing while promoting sustainability, aligning with Cornerstone’s lower carbon footprint initiative.

Collaborating closely with SAS Render Systems and Heighway Field Architects, Cornerstone ensured sustainability goals were integrated from design to completion. The project entailed six construction phases, with ProRend EIFS installed to blocks of terraced houses, enhancing energy efficiency and thermal comfort.

The completion of the project in mid-2022 marked a milestone in Cornerstone’s sustainability journey. Through effective collaboration and innovative solutions, Cornerstone demonstrated the transformative potential of sustainable construction in reducing carbon emissions and enhancing housing quality, helping them reach their decarbonisation goals.

A Sustainable Path Forward

As the construction industry continues to evolve in response to the need for sustainability, systems like ProRend EIFS are essential for achieving decarbonisation goals. By prioritising energy efficiency, durability, and resilience, this integrated system offers a holistic approach to sustainable construction that reduces carbon emissions and enhances the long-term performance of buildings.

As stakeholders across the construction sector embrace these technologies, we move closer to a future where buildings are not only energy-efficient but also resilient to the challenges of a changing climate. ProRend EIFS represents a step forward in the journey towards a low-carbon built environment, demonstrating that sustainability and innovation can go hand in hand in shaping a more sustainable future for generations to come.

For a thorough discussion about your decarbonisation project with SAS Render Systems, reach out to our adept technical team at 01647 24620 or via email at SAS offers a spectrum of services including comprehensive U-value and condensation risk analysis, hands-on training sessions, provision of CAD details tailored to your specific project requirements, and unwavering technical support from our office at all times.

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