Lightweight Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems: Cova-Wall® Cladding Systems by JPS Coatings

With a record spanning three decades, JPS Coatings remains one of the industry leaders specialising in the design, manufacture, distribution, and installation of lightweight insulated cladding systems, texture coatings,  cementitious renders, and roof coating systems. The Australian-owned and operated company stays at the forefront of industry trends to deliver a gold standard service and high-build products for the built environment.

Lightweight Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems: Cova-Wall® Product Overview

The versatility and functionality of expanded polystyrene sheets continue to gain recognition within the building and construction industry. Expanded polystyrene sheets are mostly used for cladding with superior results, including thermal performance, dimensional stability, is fire-retardant, inert and cost-efficient — to name a few — when compared against traditional cladding materials, such as timber, concrete, masonry, and steel.

JPS Coatings channels the remarkable properties of expanded polystyrene when producing the cutting-edge Cova-Wall®. The lightweight exterior insulation finishing system is strengthened with a base coat, fibreglass mesh, finishing coat for sealing and texture coating.

The tightly-closed cellular composition of expanded polystyrene accounts for its excellent thermal properties and water-resistance. Cova-Wall® also exhibits durability, dimensional stability, and structural integrity that lasts up to 10 to 12 years with minimal upkeep. In addition, Cova-Wall® has fire-retardant properties and wind resistance tested to AS 4500-2012.

The weatherproofing abilities of the lightweight insulated render systems fully comply with AS/NZS 4284:2008, citing building facade performance under simulated loading conditions. It has returned successful results from system tests, including water migration, structural integrity at extreme limits, and displacement of the façade.

Cova-Wall® Lightweight Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems in Action by JPS Coatings

JPS Coatings was commissioned to supply Cova-Wall® EPS Render and Fastwall Render for the tsunami victims’ emergency housing project in Sri Lanka. In action, the lightweight exterior insulation finishing system displays high, long-term R-values, allowing the structure to maintain an ambient indoor temperature throughout the year.

The lightweight exterior insulation finishing systems maintain stability even after prolonged exposure to natural elements and harsh weather conditions. The inert, organic material is not vulnerable to premature structural deterioration, highly resistant to mould and mildew, and possess no nutritive value for vermin, ants, and rodents.

For more details on Cova-Wall® lightweight exterior insulation finishing systems, contact JPS Coatings at 03 9357 6644 or visit today.