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External Wall Insulation for Homeless Shelter Project

EWI Store is pleased to have recently supplied materials for a charitable organisation, Emmaus Bristol. 

Emmaus Bristol supports homeless people, providing them with shelter and the opportunity to find meaningful work. Their goal is to overcome homelessness and achieve social change within the communities that they operate.

Emmaus Bristol Project – Wood Fibre Insulation System 

We were delighted to supply the materials for the project in Bristol. Our Wood Fibre external wall insulation system was used to renovate the exterior of the property and will ensure the thermal comfort of the residents while improving the energy efficiency of the building. The house will be used to accommodate people who are homeless or at the risk of homelessness. 

The building contractor who was assigned to the job was Nook Housing – they also provided work experience for one of the Emmaus Bristol Companions (a person who is supported by the charity and who was formerly homeless). Thanks to this work experience, he has since gone on to paid work in construction and is living independently. 

Inspirational Mural Painted on EWI Pro System

One of the stand-out features of this project was the mural painted on the side of the EWI Pro system (see pictures below). This was completed by Michele Curtis and depicts Roy Hackett, a Jamaican born co-founder of the Commonwealth Coordinated Committee. 

The mural was carried out as part of the Seven Saints of St Paul’s programme, an artistic movement whereby seven murals are being painted around the St Paul’s area of the city, depicting key people who shaped Bristol’s black community.

Benefits of External Wall Insulation 

  • Increased thermal comfort year-round
  • Reduced energy bills
  • Improved external appearance
  • Environmental benefits
  • External – no internal floor space is required
  • Prolongs the lifespan of the building
  • Low maintenance

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