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Norwegian Homes, Newcastle

Managed by social housing provider Your Homes Newcastle (YHN), the 45 properties of non-traditional timber construction were built in 1924 to an experimental timber design, with no cavity and almost no insulation, resulting in less than ideal living conditions for residents. Silkolitt Lite was recommended to YHN by Sykes Specialist Contracting Ltd who installed 5500m2 of the system with 80mm EPS Platinum insulation and a Silkolitt 1.5mm silicone render finish on the properties. Following the installation, the U-Value of the properties has seen a huge improvement from 1.33W/m2K to 0.28w/m2K and residents report that their homes are now much warmer and require less fuel for heating. 1.5mm of Silkolitt Render finish was used, this is highly water repellent, vapour permeable and weather resistant.