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External wall insulation system for use where LGSF construction for housing is specified. The system incorporates a drainage cavity as a secondary line of defence against moisture.

Features/ Benefits:

  • BRE tested to BS 8414-2.
  • NHBC compliant.
  • Robust design.
  • Wide range of finishes, textures and designs.
  • Reliable protection and crack resistant.

Standard product features

Fire rating:

B-s1, d0 or B-s2, d0.

Options

Sub primer:

- Sub Primer HT:

  • Material: Acrylic-resin dispersion.
  • Colour: Opaque blue (transparent when dry).
  • Density: 1.0 g/cm³.
  • Drying time: 2–4 hours (approximate).

- Sub Primer P:

  • Material: Styrene acrylate dissolved in solvent.
  • Colour: Transparent.
  • Density: 0.82 g/cm³.

Insulation boards:

  • Material: Expanded polystyrene (EPS).
  • Size: Up to 1200 x 600 mm.
  • Tensile strength: Alsitherm Carbon 032: ≥150 kPa; EPS 15 SE, EPS 20 and Quattro: ≥100 kPa; EPS 15 SE - elasticized and Quattro elasticized: ≥80 kPa.

Insulation adhesive:

- Armatop MP:

  • Material: Cement-based, comprising limestone sand and additives.
  • Colour: Grey.
  • Density: 1.4 g/cm³.
  • Adhesive pull strength: ≥0.08 N/mm² (on polystyrene).
  • Capillary water absorption: w = <0.2 kg/(m²h^½).
  • Diffusion-equivalent air-layer thickness: sd = <0.1 m (at 2 mm).
  • Drying time: 1–3 days (approximate).

- Thermastick FW:

  • Material: Acrylate copolymer dispersion.
  • Colour: White.
  • Density: 1.65 g/cm³.
  • Drying time: 72 hours (approximate).

Reinforcement:

- Mesh 32:

  • Material: Multi-stranded alkali-resistant glass-fibres with a polymer coating.
  • Size: 4 x 4 mm.
  • Width: 1100 mm.
  • Weight: 160 g/m².
  • Colour: White.
  • Tensile strength: Longitudinal: 2000 N/50 mm; Transverse: 2000 N/50 mm.

- Panzer Mesh:

  • Size: 6 x 6 mm.
  • Width: 1000 mm.
  • Weight: 330 g/m².
  • Tensile strength: Longitudinal: 3200 N/50mm; Transverse: 3500 N/50mm.

Finish primer:

- Bonding Mortar AF:

  • Material: Acrylate copolymer.
  • Colour: Dark grey, Light grey or Natural white.
  • Density: 1.7 g/cm³.
  • Drying time: 1–3 days (approximate).

- Top Primer P:

  • Material: Synthetic-resin dispersion.
  • Colour: Natural white.
  • Drying time: 2–6 hours (approximate).

- Top Primer SC:

  • Material: Acrylic-resin dispersion.
  • Colour: Natural white.
  • Drying time: 2–6 hours (approximate).

Brick Slip Flex:

  • Material: Acrylic.
  • Colour: Borkum, Heligoland, Norderney, Rügen, Usedom or Westerland.
  • Size: 52 x 240 mm, 52 x 115 x 175 mm (corner), 52 x 115 x 240 mm (corner), 71 x 240 mm, 71 x 115 x 175 mm (corner) or 71 x 115 x 240 mm (corner).

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
25-80-79/110 Adhesive/ mechanically fixed external wall insulation system

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS clauses:

Product specification

An important note about specifying

Manufacturer

Name:

alsecco (UK) Ltd

Tel:

+44 (0)1785 818998

Product reference

Alsecco Basic FS

Substrate

Inner sheathing layer, intumescent strips, top hat profiles and outer sheathing layer on light gauge steel frame

Sub primer

[Sub Primer HT]
-
Solvent-free synthetic-resin dispersion primer.
[Sub Primer P]
-
Synthetic-resin dispersion primer.

Insulation

 - Adhesive:
[Armatop MP]
-
Bonding compound.
[Thermastick FW]
-
Adhesive for bonding to most manufactured sheathing board substrates.
 
 - Type:

EPS 15 SE, EPS 70 - Polystyrene insulation boards with square edges for fixing by bonding and anchoring.

 
 - Thickness:
[ ______ ]
 
 - Colour:
[Graphite Enhanced EPS 030]
-
0.030 W/mK.
[Graphite Enhanced EPS 031]
-
0.031 W/mK.
[Graphite Enhanced EPS 032]
-
0.032 W/mK.
[White EPS 037]
-
0.037 W/mK.
[White EPS 038]
-
0.038 W/mK.
 
 - Mechanical fixings:
[ ______ ]
 

Reinforcement

 - Type:
[Mesh 32]
-
System mesh.
[Panzer Heavy Duty Mesh]
-
To prepare highly impact-resistant reinforcing layers, for use with System mesh.
 
 - Basecoat:

Armatop MP - Bonding and reinforcing compound.

 

Finish

 - Primer:
[Bonding Mortar AF]
-
Bonding and joint mortar for use with Brick Slip Flex only, insert colour requirement.
[Top Primer P]
-
Pigmented synthetic-resin bonded primer.
[Top Primer SC]
-
Pigmented filled primer.
 
 - Type:
[Alsilite F]
-
Silicate-based lightweight mineral plaster with a smooth finish.
[Alsilite R]
-
Silicate-based lightweight mineral plaster with a grooved finish.
[Alsilite T]
-
Silicate-based lightweight mineral plaster with a scraped finish.
[Alsiplan]
-
Synthetic-resin architrave plaster with a fine finish.
[Alsitect R]
-
Decorative silicate plaster with a grooved finish.
[Alsitect T]
-
Decorative silicate plaster with a scraped finish.
[Alsitop]
-
Lightweight external wall render with a grooved finish.
[Alsitop F]
-
Lightweight external wall render with a smooth finish.
[Alsitop T]
-
Lightweight external wall render with a scraped finish.
[Brick Slip Flex]
-
Acrylic brick-slips.
[Duratop A]
-
Mineral-based plaster with a scraped finish.
[Intect R]
-
Decorative synthetic-resin based plaster with a grooved finish.
[Intect S]
-
Thin-layer gypsum plaster.
[Intect T]
-
Decorative synthetic-resin based plaster with a scraped finish.
[Miratect R]
-
Mineral-based decorative plaster with a grooved finish.
[Miratect S]
-
Mineral-based decorative plaster with a smooth finish.
[Miratect T]
-
Mineral-based decorative plaster with a scraped finish.
[Silitect R]
-
Decorative silicone-resin plaster with a grooved finish.
[Silitect T]
-
Decorative silicone-resin plaster with a scraped finish.
[Silitect T Ice]
-
Fast-setting silicone-resin decorative render with scraped finish.
 
 - Colour:
[ ______ ]
 
 - Size:
[ ______ ]
 

Protective coating

 - Paint:
[Not applicable]
-
For Brick Slip Flex.
[Alsicolor Carbon]
-
Carbon-fibre reinforced silicone resin paint.
[Alsicolor Finish]
-
Acrylic-resin paint.
[Alsicolor SC]
-
Silicone-resin paint.
 
 - Colour:
[ ______ ]
 

Accessories

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Manufacturer details

Whitebridge Way,
Stone,
Staffordshire, ST15 8JS
Tel +44 (0)1785 818998
Fax +44 (0)1785 818144
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