For the renovation of Glasgow’s first high-rise
development, originally built in 1953, we used our
technologically-advanced external wall insulation
system with a render and clay slip finish.
Currently housing over 1,000 residents, Moss Heights in Glasgow
needed to be renovated having been first built back in 1953. The
main contractor, ISG, carried out the over-cladding of the 219
properties, contained within the three 10-storey blocks of flats. Block
B itself was 486ft long.
The goal was to enhance the energy performance of Moss Heights by
using our Ecomin external wall insulation system with a mineral core.
Ecomin 400 is a thick coat mineral wool rendered façade system,
which is faced with brick slips or ceramic tiles, offering a greater
degree of impact resistance. It has a great high impact resistance,
excellent weathering and durability, and increased fire resistance and
reaction to fire.
This was the perfect
modern technology to
reinforce the building
structure and improve
its aesthetic quality.
The aesthetic appearance of the façades was also greatly
improved with a new render and clay slip finish. The brick
slips applied at ground level provide impact resistance and
create interest to the structure. Curtain walling has been
installed across the open balcony areas to provide residents
with two new sunrooms, creating additional weatherproof
space within each flat. The general surrounding area to the
blocks was also upgraded with new fencing, floodlights
and security measures, improving the wider community