Upgrading works to hard to treat properties in Whitecross Falkirk

Value £1,400,000
Term Mar 2014 - Nov 2014


Working with Falkirk Council, A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd was appointed as Main Contractor for the refurbishment of 86 properties, comprising a mix of semi -detached, end/mid terrace houses, and 4 in a block flats. The houses were a mix of traditional and non-traditional construction all of which were re-roofed during the works. Traditional construction properties were prepared for an external wall insulation system incorporating insulation board, mesh cloth reinforced basecoat and top coat with dry dash finish. The Client specified a structural insulated cladding system for the non-traditional construction properties, this is a cost effective method of extending the life of the defective properties. The system provides a rigid, structurally continuous envelope around the building with a render finish and reduces the need for difficult reactive remedial works in later years.


  • Asbestos soffits/timber soffits/timber fascia/existing structural timbers removed from eaves and verges
  • Roof tiling to all properties
  • UPVC fascia, bargeboard and soffit fitted with new structural timbers
  • New gutters, downpipes and soilpipes installed and adapted to suit the cladding system
  • Trad Properties – Structherm 80mm Thermaphon NSC2 External Wall Insulation System, Mechanically Fixed, Mesh Cloth Reinforced Basecoat and Top Coat with Dry Dash Finish
  • Non Trad Properties – Existing walls prepared to allow new structural insulated cladding system comprising structural galvanised steel ‘cage’ panels – Structherm SPH100/SH125 Structural Cladding System, phenolic board core, base coat and a dry dash aggregate finish
  • New overcills installed to existing windows to suit new insulated render system
  • Mastic pointing applied to all window and door reveals
  • Existing garden fences and entrance handrails altered to suit new cladding system
  • Masonry Paint

System: Structherm Structural Insulated Cladding System – Non Trad Properties

Structherm Thermaphon NSC2 External Wall Insulation System – Trad Properties