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Building up at Chiswick High Road

17th September 2021

Contractor Cennet (UK) Limited needed a lightweight brick faced wall system for an upward extension on a building on Chiswick High Road in London.

The project required a light weight system as a new floor was being added to the existing structure and foundations. A planning requirement stated that the development should not harm the character and appearance of the surrounding area, so the exterior needed a brick finish. Traditional masonry construction was not viable so alternative options were explored.

Our X-Clad system was chosen for the project as it provides a lightweight solution to suit this type of build. X-Clad’s backer panel is available in a range of thicknesses and has an installed system weight starting from just 36kg/m2 .

An extra floor was added to the existing 2 storey, end of terrace property which comprised a ground floor retail unit with residential units on the first floor above. The extension included an internal reconfiguration to provide 7 self-contained flats, the extra floor allowed the contractor to add 3 more flats than the building previously contained.

We supplied approximately 195m² of our 25mm X-Clad system with special order BEA Burwell White slips and corners which were finished with our specially formulated Europoint mortar in White. X-Clad was installed by Renderline whom we have been supplying products to since 2013, for contractors’ Cennet (UK).

X-Clad is a well established product, having been introduced by Eurobrick over 30 years ago. The installed system is indistinguishable from traditional brickwork, is low maintenance and includes a 25 year product guarantee. For more information please contact us on 0117 917 7117 or email


Project images courtesy of Renderline.