StoRend Cote has been specified on an affordable, low-energy housing scheme developed by Fyne Initiatives, the commercial subsidiary of the Argyll-based Housing Association, Fyne Homes.

The homes are said to be the UK’s first social housing development built to Passivhaus standards. Designed by Professor Gokay Deveci of Robert Gordon University, each home has been designed to run on one tenth of an average home’s energy requirements and makes use of a highly insulated and airtight building envelope to help achieve this.

StoRend Cote was specified as it allows each home to have its own visual identity at the same time as giving a contemporary, smooth finish.

The system provides a weatherproof, through-coloured and low-maintenance finish which is suitable for masonry, brickwork and blockwork substrates. It comprises a levelling coat for correcting substrate variations of up to 20mm in a single application, an intermediate coat for improving adhesion to the render finish and the final render finish.

The renders are available in a range of textures and grain sizes, and up to 800 colours from the StoColor System.