Monthly Archives: April 2016

We now sell brick slips!

We now sell brick slips!

If you want all the advantages of external wall insulation and an authentic brick look, brick slips are for you!

The final stage in the EWI solid wall insulation system is a render, which can be a variety of textures and colours. The standard finish is a smooth, flat-coloured render, but if you want to insulate your property externally without losing the character of original brickwork, you could have brick slips installed. Brick slips are the last stage, following the insulation, adhesive, mesh and primer. Because they’re an optional extra, they’re a bit more expensive, but it’s forking out the difference if it’s the finish you’d prefer. After all, the EWI system is guaranteed for a minimum of 25 years!

What are brick slips?

These are thin acrylic tiles that look like brick, applied to the wall one by one. They are available in a variety of colours and can match any type of brick. The adhesive is designed to mimic pointing (the mortar between bricks) and is also available in several different colours.

They are lightweight and are therefore suitable for almost all walls. They require minimal maintenance. If brick slips are installed well, you won’t be able to tell they aren’t the real thing.

Can I install brick slips myself?

Yes! It’s easy to do. You simply attach them to the wall using adhesive, then paint the ‘mortar’ in between to give a realistic look.




EWI Store Ipswich is now open!

EWI Store Ipswich is now open!

We are delighted to announce that EWI Store Ipswich is now open for business! The trade outlet offers a huge range of solid wall insulation materials including EWI Pro external wall insulation systems, Rockwool and K-rend. It also has mixing facilities on site meaning renders / paints and primers can all be mixed on site. If you are based in the Ipswich area and are looking for fantastic place to purchase solid wall insulation products then be sure to visit our friendly team!

Worth noting that we don’t BBQ in the rain on a regular basis – but we do have a great selection of EWI Products, so if you are in the trade please can and check us out!

solid wall insulation renders

Looking to buy render – you have come to the right place!

Are you looking to buy render for your next job? At EWI Store, we offer several different renders – all of which are available for next day delivery in 1000’s of different colours. Our state of the art colouring facilities allow us to meet any level of demand – so if you are just looking to buy 1 bucket of render or 1,000, give us a call and see if we can help.

Buy render that is ready to use!

Our acrylic and silicone renders all come pre-mixed so are ready to go straight on the wall.

If you are looking to buy render that can be installed all year round, you may want to look at our mineral render – this is cement based and as such comes in bagged powder form and requires water to be added prior to installing on the wall – it is then painted with a Silicone Paint to finish.

Buy BBA approved Renders!

We recommend when using our BBA approved EWI Pro external wall insulation systems that you install the reinforcement layer beneath any render you use. This is a fairly standard process for new thin coat renders, but essentially means the render won’t crack – our render systems will last in excess of 25 years with very little maintenance!

Buy Render that will stand the test of time!

The render layer consists of a layer of EWI-220 with mesh embedded within it – we offer two different mesh densities. The first is our standard 150g/m2 mesh – this is used in the majority of installs and will withstand approximately 4kj of force. If you are looking for something a little stronger (potentially you have a wall that is hit with footballs on a daily basis) you may want to opt instead for the Panzer Mesh. This mesh can withstand 3x more impact, providing a much stronger render system.

Buy Render at fantastic Prices

The best thing about buying render from EWI Store? The price!

Our unique relationship with EWI Pro allows us to offer their full range of renders at fantastic prices – therefore if you are in the market to buy render then there really is no better place!

If you have any questions on our range of renders – the differences between them, how to use them or simply a logistical question, get in touch today on 0203 397 4067. Our team of specialists will be happy to help!

To buy any of our renders, simply click on the product pages below.