Saint-Gobain Weber, the leading formulator and manufacturer of innovative, high performance materials in the facades, external wall insulation, concrete repair, tile fixing and flooring systems, announces the replacement NSAI Agrément – Irish Agrément Board – certification for the weber.therm XM and XP External Wall Insulation (EWI) system. The updated certification applies to new build and refurbishment projects, encompassing various types of construction methods; low rise, traditional or non-traditional construction, or high rise multi-occupancy buildings. Saint-Gobain Weber’s high performance EWI systems are designed for the thermal improvement of hard-to-treat properties and aesthetic external upgrade.

“The updated NSAI certification is easier to understand,” says Ciarán Kelly, National Sales Manager, Saint-Gobain Weber, “and offers our customers security and peace-of-mind in a system which has been independently and comprehensively reassessed by the leading authority in product and system approvals, from technical specification through to installation.”

The certificate, number 09/0338, covers all main types of insulation boards in a range of thicknesses, (including the recently introduced super-efficient lower lambda grey EPS boards,) and all varieties of low maintenance, decorative finishes including dry dash, synthetic renders which are available in a wide palette of colours, and scraped render. For weber.therm XP EWI, the revolutionary One-Coat system, certification covers the polymer modified, through-coloured mineral render used in this fast-application system which achieves great on-site efficiencies. Products are manufactured at the Ballyclare, Co. Antrim facility, one of the three manufacturing sites in the UK, and carry a 10-year guarantee.

In assessing weber.therm XM and XP EWI, the NSAI has tested the system for thermal performance, strength and stability, fire resistance, condensation and the design life of the system, which is a minimum 30 years. The weber.therm XM and XP EWI systems have been NSAI certificated for 30 years, is fully compliant with current regulations, and is Energy Saving Trust accredited. The installation of weber.therm XM and XP EWI is carried out by installers who have been trained by Saint-Gobain Weber, and are approved by Saint-Gobain Weber and NSAI Agrément.

More information about Saint-Gobain Weber’s EWI and render products is available on 048 9335 2999 , or visit www.weber.ie

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Ciaran Kelly (right), National Sales Manager Ireland, Isle of Man, Saint-Gobain Weber, receives the NSAI certificate from Robin Byrne (left), Certification & Inspection Officer, NSAI

Note to Editors

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2011 sales of €42.1 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has around 195,000 employees.

In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected companies in the construction industry are part of Saint-Gobain. Alongside Saint-Gobain Weber these include British Gypsum, Isover, Solaglas, Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain PAM, Pasquill, Ecophon and Saint-Gobain Solar. Together they offer a range of high performance energy-saving products and solutions to help create a more sustainable built environment.