Sustainable Living with Swistherm from Alumasc

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tyhaul_prAlumasc have supplied their Swistherm External Wall Insulation (EWI) to a cutting edge residential project in Wales which has been built to PassivHaus standards, representing the very latest in sustainable building design.

The project, named Ty Haul, fulfilled an initial design brief to meet AECB requirements at Gold level – a standard not achieved by any other residential building in the UK.

The outstanding thermal performance of Alumasc’s Swistherm EWI system was key in its specification as part of an environmentally sound construction package. Owner Simon Phillips, whose vision for a self-sustaining, low carbon home led to the formation of his sustainable building company Passiv Solar Homes, designed Ty Haul in partnership with his father’s architects practice Michael Phillips Architects of Ludlow in Shropshire.

The use of Swistherm with 240mm extruded platinum polystyrene insulation had the ability to achieve the target U-value of 0.10w/m2K, exceeding the PassivHaus requirement.

For comprehensive details of Alumasc’s façade systems or to request literature, please contact Alumasc on 0808 100 2008 or visit

Simon Phillips can be contacted at Passiv Solar Homes on 01407 810326.

Michael Phillips Architects, Ludlow can be contacted on 01584 877396.

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