If you watch Grand Designs you may have already seen Thermocork in action. Its a special render made from cork (as you would imagine from the name) which provides a sustainable alternative to other render products.
It’s taken from the cork tree but the tree is not cut down. Instead, it grows back again. Not only that, when you strip the bark away this releases oxygen into the environment.
So – it has sound eco-credentials so far as sourcing it is concerned. Is it any good as a render?
According to the website, the answer is yes. They say it is
- durable and flexible
- super adhesive
- can be used for patch repairs
- is a strong thermal insulator and reduces thermal bridges.
- gives good sound insulation, and
- is fire-resistant, water-resistant and breathable.
You can use it for:
- External render
- Overspray and crack repairs
- Thermal wall insulation
- Get rid of condensation and damp, and
It all sounds pretty impressive and to find out more pop on over to the website. But first take a look at the Grand Designs clip: