The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) Awards 2016 were presented by rugby union star Martin Bayfield at a black-tie gala dinner on Thursday 20 October in front of over 250 industry guests.

The INCA Awards have become the highlight of the industry calendar, celebrating successes in external wall insulation (EWI) and showcasing innovation and design of the highest standard. Project of the Year was awarded to Sto and Astley Facades for their work on the Islands Project at Chester Zoo which stood out for its complexity and interesting use of EWI, proving just what the industry can achieve.

Winners of the new Architectural Design Award were architects Brimelow McSweeney, with Sto and Regency Plastering, for their exceptional use of cladding to enhance the original features of Hop House. Other winners on the night included; Alsecco UK, British Gas, C & P Plastering, Saint-Gobain Weber, SERS Energy Solutions and SPSenvirowall.  Past INCA Chairman, David Harrison was awarded with the Outstanding Achievement Award for his contribution to making INCA the professional and strategic organisation it is today.

In her welcome speech on the night, INCA Director, Katie Nurcombe launched a new campaign, ‘Just INCAse’ to demonstrate the quality of its membership.  The new campaign makes it clear that anyone looking to specify or buy external wall insulation (EWI) should ‘choose quality workmanship every time’ and ‘look for the logo you can trust’.  INCA members must meet recognised standards of competence and as demonstrated by the INCA Awards, the INCA logo is the mark of quality on any job.

INCA Chairman Mitch Gee said:

“It is an honour to have been elected INCA Chairman at a time when there is so much potential for EWI. The achievements of INCA members at this year’s awards prove that EWI has already become the ‘go to cladding’ for both new build and refurbishment projects. 

EWI provides innovative solutions for housing, schools and hospitals, can completely transform the appearance of existing buildings and improve the lives of the communities that live in them. INCA members reflect the highest standards and Just INCAse you’re not convinced, watch this space.”

AgilityEco provides a range of professional services to clients in both the public and private sectors in the area of energy efficiency –

CITB is the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry, working with industry for industry to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified UK construction workforce –

QANW is the UK’s leading provider of insurance-backed guarantees and is part of the Kinnell Group –

The winners of the INCA Awards 2016 are:

Project of the yearIslands – Chester Zoo
Sto/Astley Facades
Non-ResidentialIslands – Chester Zoo
Sto/Astley Facades
Domestic New BuildSouth Trelawny
SPSenvirowall/C & P Plastering
Domestic Refurbiushment – High RiseHop House
Sto/Regency Plastering
Domestic Refurbishment Low Rise –
Multiple Properties
Plymouth Community Regeneration
Alsecco UK/British Gas
Domestic Refurbishment Low Rise –
Individual Property
SPSenvirowall/SERS Energy Solutions
Architectural Design AwardHop House
Brimelow McSweeney Architects
With Sto/Regency Plastering
Training AwardSaint – Gobain Weber
Outstanding Achievement AwardDavid Harrison

Download the INCA brochure featuring all the projects shortlisted in the INCA Awards 2016.