BRUFMA has today launched it’s Best practice guide to the application of Polyisocyanurate (PIR) Insulated External Wall Insulation (EWI) Systems when used on Existing Facades and / or Buildings.
The guide aims to promote best practice when designing and constructing a building that is to receive an External Wall Insulation render system which incorporates Polyisocyanurate (PIR) rigid foam insulation boards.
External Wall Insulation (‘EWI’) systems, also known as ETICS (‘External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems’), are suitable for both new and old buildings and the key benefits of EWI render systems include:
- Improved aesthetics
- Improved energy performance
- Extended serviceable life of a building
Chris Hall, BRUFMA’s Chief Executive said “PIR insulation products have been used in ETICS for a number of years now and we hope this agreed standard guidance will be of help to both designers and installers to ensure delivery of high quality ETICS systems.”