Renderplas PVC beads support sustainable regeneration
Strong and sustainable, Renderplas PVC render beads are creating clean, contemporary details to the rendering of regeneration projects by Cruden Homes in the East End of Glasgow. Hundreds of new homes at Crossbank Drive, Rutherglen and Baron’s Vale, Tollcross are part of an ambitious programme to replace the city’s 1960s tenements and build brand new, vibrant communities with modern, affordable housing.
In recent years, Glasgow’s East End has seen huge levels of investment and regeneration, which has transformed the area. New housing developments are offering high-quality homes based on low energy design principles and use sustainable materials, which fits well with Renderplas’s eco-friendly ethos. All Renderplas beads are made from recycled exterior grade PVC that is both impact resistant and UV stable.
Glasgow-based G Barton Plastering Ltd has worked on many of the city’s regeneration projects, including Crossbank Drive and Baron’s Vale. The company’s expert applicators specialise in applying render for all types of projects. Managing Director, Garry Barton, says house builders need to know they can rely on renderers that will do an excellent job with the right materials, a minimum of fuss and with maximum efficiency. “And we’re the same,” he says. “We choose Renderplas PVC beads every time because we need to know that they’ll turn up exactly when we need them, they’ll perform perfectly and will stay maintenance-free for the life of the render, reducing the need for costly maintenance.
Renderplas corner, bellcast, stop and movement joint beads have all been used on these important housing developments. They complement the new homes’ smooth, bright rendered facades and provide a perfect, long-lasting finish guaranteed not to stain or corrode over time like galvanised steel beads.
Garry Barton and his team are delighted to be playing such a significant part in Glasgow’s urban regeneration using products that, like the new communities, will stand the test of time for current and future generations. Summing up, he says: “Award-winning companies like Cruden Homes demand the best products at a competitive cost and are committed to building energy-efficient homes. Renderplas beads meet all these requirements, they’re cost-effective, fit for purpose and as a PVC product they eliminate cold bridges in external walls that would be caused by using steel beads, so they tick all the right boxes when it comes to thermal efficiency too.
Renderplas Managing Director, Daniel Leedham-Green further comments “When we designed the UK’s first PVC beads in 1990 we had a vision of sustainably built buildings, using modern energy efficient materials that could transform the lives of entire communities. Knowing that companies like Garry’s are out there doing such a great job in making that happen is very encouraging.”