Case Study - Baumit SilikonTop provides stunning, low-energy home with brilliant, breathable façade

Baumit supplied the superior, resin-based render for a new-build home that is an exemplar of style and low-energy performance. Sustainability was a major design consideration in the construction of the four-bedroom property in Strathblane near Glasgow.


East Blairtummock, Strathblane

Location:  Strathblane, Glasgow
Completion Date: February 2018
Main Contractor: Haldane Construction
Baumit Product: 
Baumit SilikonTop 1.5mm, 
Baumit Startex mesh, 
Baumit MC55


Strathblane Property 4  Strathblane Property 2

High-specification insulation, an air source heat pump, glazed areas specifically designed to maximise natural daylight and reduce fuel usage, and a wastewater treatment plant are among the detached, split-level home’s sustainable features. Aesthetics and efficiency also decided the specification of Baumit SilikonTop as the property’s exterior render. This breathable, highly water vapour-permeable, dirt-repellent product not only looks stunning, it is specialised for renovation. Its easy-repair properties mean Baumit SilikonTop requires little maintenance to upkeep, making it a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly render. In total, 150m2 of SilikonTop was applied to the home’s façade to a 1.50mm thickness.

Peter Archibald, Construction Manager, at Haldane Construction, contractors for the Strathblane project, said:

“Baumit SilikonTop’s breathable, low-maintenance qualities
made it the ideal render for this project. It was simple to apply
and looks superb. As with other Baumit products we’ve used,
its performance fully lived-up to expectation.”

With its glorious, contemporary open-plan interior design, including oak finishes throughout and glazed installations to its front elevation, the Strathblane property combines comfort and style to stunning effect. These qualities, along with its sustainable credentials, convinced Haldane Construction to enter the home - which was fully-constructed by February 2018 - for the 2019 National Federation of Masters Builders awards.
Baumit SilikonTop’s brilliant, breathable finish will ensure this outstanding residence’s desirability is enshrined for many years to come.


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SilikonTopReady-to-use, silicone resin render with scratched or dragged grain texture. Highly durable and suitable for almost all requirements. Water vapour permeable, extremely water repellent, dirt-resistant and versatile. Available in the largest range of colours.

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