weberend MT system gains BBA Certification and NHBC approval
9 03 2016
The high performance weberend MT multi-coat render system from Saint-Gobain Weber has recently gained full BBA Certification. This accreditation meets NHBC requirements for new build housing where house builders are constantly seeking modern methods of construction for speed and cost efficiency. The weberend MT system is designed to rapidly finish buildings with a frame and panel construction.
weberend MT is a high performance, light-weight, render system which incorporates glass-fibre meshcloth reinforcement and a resin-rich adhesive coat that can carry a choice of textured finishes in a wide range of colours. This modern render system is designed for large areas of stable render carrier boards without the need for expressed joints to create smooth, modern design aesthetics. Equally weberend MT is ideal for uneven masonry or mixed substrates where crack resistance is essential. Application can be by machine spray or by hand with a float and dry-sponge to achieve a render smooth finish. It is ideal for a variety of synthetic textured and coloured finish coats to produce weatherproof, vapour permeable protection.
“Achieving BBA Certification for the well-proven weberend MT system underlines this product’s suitability for modern methods of frame and panel construction which is essential to speed the build process,” says Tracey Dempster, marketing manager, Saint-Gobain Weber. “The BBA testing has been carried out using three market leading render boards, Knauf Aquapanel, Siniat Bluclad and Euroform Rendaboard but equally the system is ideal for mixed substrates or repaired, uneven surfaces. It is a very versatile render system.”
The British Board of Agrément is the UK’s leading authority providing accreditation and inspection services to manufacturers and installers that supply the construction industry. The BBA’s custom-built testing centre carried out extensive product tests on weberend MT including accelerated ageing analysis, weather resistance, impact strength, fire related performance and longevity to ensure the system performs satisfactorily for a period in excess of 30 years. Holding BBA accreditation assures house builders, housing associations, building regulation authorities and contractors of the product quality and suitability for new build and regeneration projects.
The weberend MT system has been used by Barratt Homes to achieve the ‘Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year’ in the Housebuilder Awards for the Hanham Hall project of 185 bespoke, energy efficient homes. The timber frame and SIP panel construction method determined the selection of a clean, simple aesthetic finish for the properties and the light-weight of the weberend MT system was of benefit here.
A BREEAM outstanding rating and the BREEAM Education Award has been achieved by a £39m school and community campus project in Bridgend, South Wales in the Gateway to the Valleys scheme where the weberend MT system has contributed significantly to the high levels of sustainability and low energy demands of the building.