INCA Announces Winners for the INCA Awards 2020

INCA Announces Winners for the INCA Awards 2020

INCA’s flagship event, the INCA Awards 2020, was virtually streamed on 24th November 2020, in line with current Government Covid-19 recommendations, celebrating projects that achieved outstanding innovation, quality and excellence in External Wall Insulation (EWI).

It culminated in an exciting ceremony with 70 virtual guests in attendance presented by new INCA Chairman Marcus Alcindor. The Awards celebrate excellence in the external wall insulation industry and showcase the work of INCA members and the broader sector. Entries filtered in from all over the country and were to an extremely high standard.

After some tough decision making INCA is pleased to announce the winning projects for this year’s awards. Projects were recognised for their innovative design and exceptional quality.  Particularly prominent this year was the use of brick and clay slip systems; a real alternative to traditional masonry and a fantastic opportunity for building designers to match existing and immediate brick surroundings.  The newly introduced ‘Architectural Merit’ Award enabled special recognition for non-members wishing to showcase splendid examples of projects utilising External Wall Insulation.

The shortlisting was finalised on the 7th October, when the judges narrowed down the entries to four/ five entrants per category.  The final judging took place a week later at the Hilton Puckrup Hotel in Tewkesbury and INCA Members were informed of the outcome at the virtual Awards which took place on the 24th November 2020.

The recipients of the awards were all able to demonstrate energy efficiency and visually pleasing aesthetics.

The categories consisted of New Build, Refurbishment, Architectural Design Architectural Merit, and Innovation. The winning entries are as follows:

Architectural Design

Winner: The Globe Works, Birmingham
System Designer:  Alsecco
Contractor:  WSF Contracts Ltd

Highly Commended: Transmission House, Manchester
System Designer:  Alsecco UK Ltd
Contractor:  Quality Fast Facades

Architectural Merit

Winner: Les Quennivais School, Jersey
System Designer:  Wetherby Building Services Ltd
Contractor:  Fox Contracts

Highly Commended: The Cedars Development, Glasgow
System Designer:  Sto Ltd
Contractor:  Hamilton (BC) Ltd

New Build

Winner: Burlington Square, Manchester
System Designer:  Dryvit UK Ltd
Contractor:  Complete Wall Solutions Ltd

Highly Commended: Transmission House, Manchester
System Designer:  Alsecco UK Ltd
Contractor:  Quality Fast Facades


Winner: Stoke Crosswalls – pilot scheme
System Designer:  Structherm Ltd
Contractor:  Westdale Services Ltd

Highly Commended: Shenington Airfield, Oxfordshire
System Designer:  Johnstone’s Stormshield & PPG Architectural Coatings UK
Contractor:  WSF Contracts Ltd

Highly Commended: Romorantin Place, Long Eaton
Contractor:  Westville Group
System Designer:  SPS Envirowall Ltd


Winner: Weberwall Brick
System Designer:  Saint Gobain-Weber

Outstanding Achievement

Padraig Barry – Saint-Gobain
Padraig has supported INCA as Chairman for many years using his industry experience and wealth of knowledge as the market continued to change.

Julian Taylor – Structherm
Julian as chaired the enviable INCA Technical Committee for 11 years. He is a well-known and highly respected “go to” figure within the EWI market.

Installer of the Year

Westdale Services Ltd
One of the UK’s leading EWI installers with the proven ability to fully deliver re-generation and EWI on major housing estates. “We believe every project we undertake is done to our own very high standards, and it is nice to know that can help our customers achieve their goals”

Component Supplier of the Year

Winner: S and B EPS Ltd
Exceptional service and quality and always prepared to go the extra mile. They are a company you can trust.

Runner Up: Ejot UK Ltd
A friendly company with communicative people supplying innovative fastening solutions including specialist anchors for fixing insulation on external wall systems.

In a statement, INCA commented: “Thank you to all INCA members who took the time to enter their projects in the INCA Awards 2020. Congratulations to all the winners; a full list is now available to view on our website Thank you to all the judges for making the right choices.

“Finally, a special thank you to our sponsors who included Weber Saint-Gobain, Aluclad Systems, Aliva Architectural Solutions, Alsecco UK, Coverock Insulation, Ejot, K Systems, RFL Facades, S and B EPS Ltd, Sto, Structherm, SWIGA, and SPS Envirowall.”

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