Case Study - Baumit StarSystem EPS Ensures Look And Comfort Levels Soar in Domestic Refurb

Baumit supplied the superior-quality EWI system to enhance the thermal and aesthetic properties of an ageing house.


Private Home, Rugby

Location:  Rugby, Warwickshire
Completion Date: December 2017
Main Contractor: R J O'Callaghan
Baumit Product: 

Baumit StarSystem EPS
(Baumit StarTherm 032, Baumit StarContact White,
1.5mm Baumit SilikonTop)


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The private, four-bedroom home in Rugby, Warwickshire, required refurbishment following the deterioration of render applied to its facia. Built in the 1930s, the property was without cavity walling, hence the owner required EWI that improved interior comfort and provided a smarter, brighter exterior. Baumit’s StarSystem EPS proved ideal.

Refurbishment work, carried out by contractors, RJ O’Callaghan, began at the detached house in December 2017. Following repairs to the property’s existing render, Baumit’s StarSystem EPS was installed. This involved the application of Baumit StarTherm 032 – silver grey EPS façade insulation board. Comprising expanded polystyrene, not only is the board highly-permeable, it has superb insulating properties. Baumit StarContact White was then applied; a vapour-permeable adhesive and basecoat reinforcing mortar. This was finished with 1.5mm Baumit SilikonTop, an elastic topcoat render manufactured to the client’s precise colour requirements.

Glenn Morrow, the property’s owner, said:

“The Baumit StarSystem EPS made an immediate difference. As it was being installed you felt the inside walls become instantly warmer, and people have remarked how much it’s improved the exterior. Another benefit of this type of EWI installation was, that as long as our contractors had access to an exterior electricity source, we were able to let them get on with it – there wasn’t a moment’s disruption to the property’s interior.”

As well as providing superb flexibility, Baumit’s StarSystem EPS has excellent impact resistance, not to mention its thermal qualities which help reduce heating costs by creating healthy, comfortable interiors. Easy-to-apply, the system - despite inclement weather - was installed at the Rugby property in just three weeks, to the full satisfaction of the owner whose home has achieved new levels of comfort and splendour.