European sustainability award shortlisting

We’re marking European sustainable cladding award shortlisting news alongside our parent company Gruppo Ivas.

Our EWI and A1 accredited clay brick slip system on Hayloft Point in London has been shortlisted for a prestigious award from the EAE | European Association for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems.

We’re celebrating this signature sustainable facade which has helped contribute to Unite Students’ Net Zero Carbon strategy.

Hayloft Point is a flagship 920 room student accommodation development on the site of a former 16th Century Shakespearean-era playhouse.

Fingers crossed for a win at the award ceremony in May in Brussels, which is set to recognise the contribution EWI and sustainable cladding solutions are making to the European Net Zero Carbon landscape.

As a Modern Method of Construction, brick slips are a supremely sustainable choice for energy conscious projects, giving up to eight brick slips for the same volume of clay as a traditional brick. Our EWI Mineral Wool and brick slip systems can be installed extremely quickly, making the shell watertight much faster than a traditional brickwork build.

Working in partnership with RGGroup and HCD Architects on Hayloft Point, we provided around 9,000sqm of EWI and clay brick slips in cream, brown and red multi in 15mm and 25mm thicknesses. Large format Toscana stone rainscreen cladding completed the aesthetic for the L-shaped building with a mix of 24,16 and 8-storeys.

The design required the use of various thicknesses of Mineral Wool insulation (110mm, 130mm 190mm, 250mm), which was both mechanically and adhesively fixed to the substrate.

Hayloft Point is already award winning, we were thrilled to be recognised by the UK EWI trade association the Insulated Render and Cladding Association, bringing home the New Build EWI and Brick Effect Finish trophy previously.

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