Alumasc ST Render is The Way Forward
Market leading facades specialist, Alumasc, has supplied a high performance render system for a revolutionary new housing development in Manchester.
The Way, in Beswick, is a major regeneration zone built in the shadow of the former Commonwealth Games Stadium. The development epitomises the vibrancy and aesthetic freedom of Manchester’s recent renaissance and embraces the current trend for open plan living.
A key feature of the design is the extensive use of render to complement other contemporary eco-performing materials such as terracotta rainscreens, zinc and timber. Alumasc worked closely with architects Bowker Sadler and main contractor Lovells to ensure the render supplied would provide a durable surface with excellent weathering performance. The Alumasc ST Lightweight Silicone Render was applied to 226 properties, over Kingspan TEK SIPS panel and has contributed considerably to the striking modern appearance of the development, which incorporates slender edge details and ambitious cantilevers.
Alumasc’s Lightweight Silicone Renders are suitable for both new-build projects and re-modelling of existing facades. They are colour fast, water repellent, highly weather resistant and offer an extensive range of colour options in either rolled or dragged surface textures.
In addition to the creative freedom they afford, the renders bring wide-ranging benefits to specifiers, installers and building users. The systems combine the longevity and weather features of render, with an aesthetic vibrancy that complies with modern design and performance requirements, including UV stability and protection against damaging solvents, acids and pollutants within the environment.
Alumasc’s Lightweight Silicone Renders can also be used as the facing for their Insulated Render Systems as well as being suitable for direct application to solid walls.
The Alumasc approved installer for The Way was Astley Specialist Renders of Ashton-in-Makerfield.