Wetherby: 136-Year-Old Former Rest Hotel Transformed into Luxury Apartments

  • 26 Aug 2021

‘The Links’ in Porthcawl stands proudly overlooking Rest Bay, South Wales’s golden sands. The 136-year-old former rest hotel has been transformed over two phases (refurbishment & newbuild) to create 71 luxury studios and apartments. Wetherby Building Systems Ltd were involved in the exciting refurbishment of the first phase.

This was by supplying a mix of render only and insulated render systems to bring the former Grade II listed mansion back to life.

However, the leading supplier of external wall insulation systems was brought back in for the second ‘New Build’ phase. This was to help effortlessly merge the new building with the Grade 2 Listed Building.

Client Acorn Property Group needed a system that would achieve the best thermal performance, as well as being aesthetically pleasing. 


Then there was the challenges of the facade withstanding the full exposure to the elements, with its cliff top location.

With this in mind, they opted for a Wetherby External Wall Insulation System. This incorporates 110mm of Non-Combustible Stone Wool Insulation and finished with Wetherby Four Seasons Thin Coat Render.

Wetherby Four Seasons Premium Silicone Render is the ideal solution to combat adverse weather conditions experienced in the UK.

Four Seasons render offers significantly improved rain resistance. This allows rain damage to be limited after application and during the curing process reducing the risk of wash-offs and minimising associated damage repair costs.

The cleverly formulated render can be applied at an ambient and surface temperature of 1 to 30°C, and relative air humidity of up to 95%, increasing the application days available. An ideal render solution for a project with major exposure to the elements.


Wetherby Building Systems,
1 Kid Glove Road,
Golborne Enterprise Park,
Greater Manchester,
United Kingdom

Phone: 01942 717100
Fax: 01942 717101

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