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Insulating single-skin construction

A fast-track, simple and reliable form of construction. Detailing at openings is of vital importance to avoid moisture tracking around seals to the inner face. Simple traditional sealants are of concern to designers as there is a very short distance between the elements and the substrate at openings.


1. Thick materials required

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Single-skin solid wall construction may need relatively thick materials to provide thermal requirements, thereby increasing the building footprint.

2. Poor resistance to weather

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The masonry available to provide thermal resistance at reasonable thickness for single-skin construction often needs a protective and decorative cladding.

3. Poor sealing

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Without careful detailing at openings water can track around windows and door frames etc. bypassing seals at openings.

Good quality and reliable seals are paramount. Simple gun-applied sealants used with cavity construction are often poorly applied. If they fail for whatever reason with single-skin construction, the construction is immediately exposed.


Use webertherm XM or webertherm XP

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webertherm XM and webertherm XP insulate the structure while providing a robust weather proof exterior and improving the overall aesthetics of the building.

Solution with the following Weber products

Solution 1

webertherm XM - Multi Layer System

Our traditional multi-layer render system which incorporates an extensive range of versatile and attractive finishes.

webertherm XP - XPress System

Our unique XPress system incorporating a through-coloured render which can be applied by pump for speed and simplicity.

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