Cumbrian Challenge for Sandtex

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Kirkbarrow 1When South Lakes Housing Association refurbished 276 fully rendered properties in the depth of the Cumbrian winter, Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint helped keep work on schedule.

The majority of the work to the properties on the Kirkbarrow Estate in Kendal started in November 2014 and finished in late Summer 2015 – with Sandtex Trade 365 being applied throughout winter, spring and summer.

The product is specially formulated for use in adverse weather conditions and features high performance Pliolite® Resin to combat difficult weather conditions.

It can be applied at temperatures as low as -10ºC, and is also rain-resistant in 20 minutes, so can be used when there is a threat of showers. These qualities enable decorators to extend the traditional exterior painting season in the UK and take advantage of more opportunities to paint outdoors.

The works at Kirkbarrow Estate have included wall tie replacement, patch render repairs and full render paintwork and are part of a £38 million, five year investment programme across the association’s housing stock. Crown Paints has been selected as a supplier, with a number of contractors working on the various sites.

Lisa Maguire, Customer Experience Manager at South Lakes Housing Association said: “We chose Sandtex Trade 365 because we can use it all year round and in 20 minutes it’s water resistant.

“Because of our climate that’s really important to us.

Lisa added: “As well as the application benefits, a major bonus for us is that it has made the properties look good.

“We’ve had different contractors using it and it’s been a really good product to apply. It covers render patching very well.”

Cumbrian Challenge for Sandtex
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