CorkSol partner with Together Housing, transforming cold, damp properties into safer homes

By Laura Midgley
Date 03/07/2024
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CorkSol the sustainable coatings specialist, has recently forged a new alliance with established social housing provider, Together Housing.

With public and media scrutiny at an all-time high, Together Housing are looking for ways to enhance the energy efficiency of their properties and protect them against cold, damp and mould. If left untreated, this can cause allergic reactions, asthma attacks and serious, life threatening respiratory illnesses, so by effectively treating the problems, homes are made more comfortable, warmer and safer.

CorkSol was asked to conduct initial tests on a vacant property, which was cold, draughty, and not deemed fit for tenants. The walls and ceilings, which featured characterful wooden beams, were sprayed with SprayCork at a thickness of 4-6mm. A thin coat product, SprayCork maintains maximum internal space and ensures period features are left untouched. The test results saw the SAP rating of the property reduced by a ‘colossal’ 16 points, meaning the addition of the sprayed cork coating greatly improved its thermal efficiency.

CorkSol is running further test projects which will prove the integrity of the SprayCork product, and have agreed to work with Together Housing on an ongoing collaboration which will see many more properties become healthier and cosier.

Patrick Berry, Director at Together Net Zero comments: “We were facing problems with a very unusual, hard-to-treat property, and after we met the CorkSol team at an event, we were convinced that the SprayCork product would suit our needs to help bring it back to market. We particularly like the flexibility of the product and how quickly it can be installed, even potentially with tenants in situ, so we’re very keen to explore this further.”

James Erskine, Specification Sales Manager at CorkSol comments: “We hope that the results of our tests will give the SprayCork product the credibility it truly deserves. It really is an unrivalled product, and it’s exciting to see it used to its full potential, to help providers to protect their reputation and change the future of social housing. We’re hopeful that this partnership with Together Housing will give other associations the confidence to reach out to us to help transform any awkward or troublesome properties, with a long-lasting solution.”

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