It is a well-known fact that in NSW we do have the joys of experiencing blistering hot summers as well as frigid temperatures in winter. Most every household would have a heating appliance as well as a cooling system. Naturally, it makes sense that we would want to have homes that are well insulated. In Australia, in many older homes, it is not uncommon to find that insulation is only present in the ceiling cavity when in fact a home can lose up to 35% of its heat through external walls in the winter.
External wall systems can provide your home with a mess free wall that is sturdy and durable while providing a perfect exterior surface to create any type of finish that suits your style. The biggest benefit of this investment is the reduction in energy you will be using for heating and cooling through the seasons. In time the walls would have paid for themselves and you would also be reducing your carbon footprint and helping the environment.
At Auscape Exterior Transformations, the installation of Wall Systems has been one of the most common requirements for our home transformations in the last decade and we are proud to be part of that movement. Our team of experts are certified installers of two of the most sought-after systems for residential properties.
One of the newer innovative and cost-effective systems, Dulux Exsulite is a lightweight, multi-layered cavity wall cladding system for suitable 1-2 storey residential construction projects. It can also be used as a remedial facade system for renovation projects with appropriate design. It offers efficient installation and high thermal efficiency with strength and durability delivered by a fibreglass reinforced high impact strength multi-layered coating system. The Exsulite System is a fully integrated (single supply source from cladding right through to external coating) giving you total peace of mind when installed by us as registered installers.
The Systems are certified for compliance with the BCA including Weatherproofing Performance. Integration of design, components and installation is critical in ensuring long term performance which is why Exsulite is designed as a total system from the Vapour Permeable Building Wrap right through to the Weatherproofing Finishing Systems. The Exsulite-EPS Thermal Facade System offers a high insulation performance up to R4.9 subject to system specifications. Exsulite-EPS is rated to BAL29 (Bushfire Attack Level 29), suitable for use in High Risk areas as defined in Australian Standard “AS 3959 : Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone areas”. Compliance to standard is relative to the Specification & Installation of the Full System as detailed in the relevant System Certification.
One of the sturdiest wall systems on the market, CSR Hebel panels are a solid building material made from autoclaved aerated concrete containing steel reinforcement for added strength with an anti-corrosion layer on the steel for maximum durability. Compared to traditional masonry, installation of Hebel Panel system is 60% faster.
Hebel offers a whole host of benefits including durability, termite resistance and high thermal and acoustic performance. Moreover, it’s non-combustible which is important when it comes to safety and security. Hebel systems meet or exceed all six Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) categories. Compared to traditional masonry, installation of Hebel Panel system is 60% faster. External walls built with Hebel are paired with an acrylic coating system, giving you the freedom to choose your own colour palette, knowing you can easily change it over time.
Choosing the right wall system for your home renovation or extension will depend mostly on the type of build that you will be undertaking, the environmental factors that affect your home and your budget. At Auscape Exterior Transformations, we are happy to help you find the right system for you, give us a call on 0427 161 025 to find out more.
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