Why chose external wall insulation?

External wall solutions comprise of an insulation layer fixed to the existing wall, with a protective render or decorative finish. Dry cladding offers a wide range of finishes such as – timber panels, stone or clay tiles, brick slips or aluminum panels.

Most properties built prior to 1930 were constructed with solid walls, so they don’t have cavities that can be injected with insulation. These solid wall properties can be insulated with external solid wall insulation. The purpose of insulating in this manner is to slow the movement of heat out through the walls, thereby dramatically reducing heating demand.

There are three types of insulation that can be attached to the outside of the home: expanded polystyrene, mineral wool and phenolic resin. Expanded polystyrene (known as EPS) is certainly the most popular, since it is the most cost effective means of carrying out the works. Phenolic resin is used when space is a premium, since you can use less of this type of insulation to achieve the required U-value. Mineral wool can also be used to insulate solid walls and some people choose it because it is breathable.

Benefits of external wall insulation

  • Save money on heating bills
  • Stops and prevents penetrating damp
  • Improves buildings appearance
  • Reduce noise entering home
  • Increase value of home
  • Save energy

Why Choose us?

  • Reliable
  • Quality work guaranteed
  • Professional
  • Friendly & Honest
  • Fully Insured

The process

  • Insulating panels are fixed to the wall using adhesive mortar
  • Plastic capped fixing are driven through the insulating panels and around the perimeter into the wall to tie the panels securely to the wall
  • Mortar is then applied over the insulating panels and the fixings
  • An insulating mesh is then sunk into the mortar to hold the panels in position
  • The mortar is sanded and painted with primer to prepare it for the render
  • The render finish is applied available in any colour with different texture options available

Finished Project

Here’s a little video

What does External Rendering involve?

Firstly, if the property has existing render, a render test must be carried out to see if it is strong enough to hold the insulation. If not, all the existing render will need to be removed prior to attaching the insulation to the brickwork. If the render test shows that the existing render is firmly held in place, the render can simply be smoothed, ready for the insulation to be applied directly on to it.

Another important step prior to installing any external wall insulation is to remove any pipework from the outside of the building. These will be reinstalled at the end of the process (and maybe extended in some instances as necessary); this is one of main reasons that the insulating process can be expensive and time-consuming.

External wall insulation and damp

External wall insulation is a great way to protect against penetrating damp, creating a new weatherproof layer on the outside of the building, and slowing the movement of heat through the walls. Another advantage of solid wall insulation is that it will cause the temperature of the walls themselves to rise. This means if there is lots of water vapour in the air (from cooking or washing for example), this will no longer condense on these walls.

While obviously this is a benefit, it is still important to consider ventilation in the home – regardless of whether you insulate or not. This can be done by installing more vents or by making behavioural changes like opening windows and doors while cooking.

Why Choose us?

  • Reliable
  • Quality work guaranteed
  • Professional
  • Friendly & Honest
  • Fully Insured

The process

  • Insulating panels are fixed to the wall using adhesive mortar
  • Plastic capped fixing are driven through the insulating panels and around the perimeter into the wall to tie the panels securely to the wall
  • Mortar is then applied over the insulating panels and the fixings
  • An insulating mesh is then sunk into the mortar to hold the panels in position
  • The mortar is sanded and painted with primer to prepare it for the render
  • The render finish is applied available in any colour with different texture options available

What does it involve?

Firstly, if the property has existing render, a render test must be carried out to see if it is strong enough to hold the insulation. If not, all the existing render will need to be removed prior to attaching the insulation to the brickwork. If the render test shows that the existing render is firmly held in place, the render can simply be smoothed, ready for the insulation to be applied directly on to it.

Another important step prior to installing any external wall insulation is to remove any pipework from the outside of the building. These will be reinstalled at the end of the process (and maybe extended in some instances as necessary); this is one of main reasons that the insulating process can be expensive and time-consuming.

External wall insulation and damp

External wall insulation is a great way to protect against penetrating damp, creating a new weatherproof layer on the outside of the building, and slowing the movement of heat through the walls. Another advantage of solid wall insulation is that it will cause the temperature of the walls themselves to rise. This means if there is lots of water vapour in the air (from cooking or washing for example), this will no longer condense on these walls.

While obviously this is a benefit, it is still important to consider ventilation in the home – regardless of whether you insulate or not. This can be done by installing more vents or by making behavioural changes like opening windows and doors while cooking.

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