Cork Render, Port Soderick

Heroes on the Water, which promotes kayak angling for former members of the armed and emergency services as a therapeutic activity has breathed new life into the old arcade in Port Soderick.

The work has seen the former arcade, which has lain empty and open to the elements for many years be reborn as a kayak storage unit with easy access to the sea.

“We can’t thank the tradesmen enough who have worked on this project from the start to get the building to the high standard that it is at.”

Facebook comment – Heroes on the Water Isle of Man

Why ThermoCork?

CorkWall is a natural cork render for new build and renovation projects. It provides a sustainable, innovative solution for homes, residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Recommended by Kevin McCloud presenter of TV’s Grand Designs, it offers an eco-friendly and high performance alternative for plasterers and render companies. Cork is taken from the cork oak tree but no trees are felled. Instead the bark is stripped away and this releases oxygen into the air, which reduces carbon dioxide in the environment.

That’s good for the planet. The tree’s bark grows back each time. So it’s a sustainable resource (unlike quarried materials). The raw material goes to make ThermoCork.

The resultWork in progressFirst CoatCorkWall benefits
The benefits of CorkWall:
  • Highly durable and flexible coating to prevent cracking
  • Super Adhesive – When it’s on, it stays on covering a range of surfaces, including steel
  • Patch repairs possible (avoids costly or time-consuming whole-wall re-rendering)
  • Strong thermal insulator and reduces thermal bridges
  • Good Sound Insulation – Reduction in noise and vibrations by up to 12dB
  • Fire Resistant – (Euro-class B safety rating), water resistant and breathable (this helps prevent mould and damp, gives people a healthier living and working space)