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External Wall Insulation

  • External wall insulation is a type of insulation that is applied the exterior walls of a building. It helps to improve the energy efficiency of a building by heat loss through the walls. This type of insulation can also help to reduce noise pollution and improve the appearance of a building.

  • External wall insulation provides a range of advantages such as enhanced energy efficiency, decreased heating expenses, and improved thermal comfort.

  • External insulation can be a great way to improve the aesthetics of your home while also increasing its energy efficiency. With insulation, you can choose from a variety of finishes and colors to create a look that complements home's style. Additionally, external insulation can help to smooth out any imperfections in your walls, giving your home a more polished appearance. Overall, external insulation is a great investment in both the look and functionality of your home.

Rockwool insulation
  • Thermal efficiency of a house refers to how well it retains heat during the winter and keeps cool air inside during the summer. A well-insulated house with energy-efficient windows and doors can significantly reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills. Additionally, improving the thermal efficiency of a house can also contribute to a more comfortable living environment.

  • External insulation is a great way to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. By insulating your home, you can keep it warm in the winter and cool in the without relying on excessive heating or air conditioning. This not only saves you money on your energy bills, but it also helps to protect the environment. Let's work together to make our homes more energy-efficient and sustainable.

Solid Wall insulation

​Most people ask what happens when we install external wall insulation, below is our worklist. 

After we have a thorough conversation with our clients and we sign a contract and complete our survey, we then move on to the next phase:

  1. Scaffolding is erected

  2. First fix – This involves removing any external fittings and preparing surfaces, wooden blocks are used for positioning so everything can go back in the exact same position. Protection films are used on all windows, doors and surrounding areas.

  3. Preparation of the masonry substrate – this involves a building inspection and survey if required to confirm suitability, any identified cracks will be assessed and dealt with prior to the installation of EWI.

  4. Boarding and framework – Insulation panels are installed on the framework, depending on the size of the property this can take up to 3 days. They can be wet and dry fixed to the walls, or just dry.

  5. Basecoat and reinforcing mesh cloth – This involves applying an even basecoat and embedding the mesh cloth to reduce any future cracks. Meshed corners and stop beads are installed. Once complete this must cure (dry) before applying the primer and then the topcoat. Work will continue once dry.

  6. Primer – a layer of appropriate primer is applied and then left to dry.

  7. Silicone render – Your chosen colour of render will be applied and left to dry, this final coat cannot be applied when raining as it risks damaging the finish.

  8. Second Fix – The whole system is sealing with mastic and windowsills are attached and sealed where necessary. All fixtures are refitted, the area is cleaned, and the protective films are removed. Anything on the snag list is dealt with.

  9. Sign off – A report is issued in accordance with the contractual terms and a handover package is offered to our clients.

  10. Finish – The scaffolding is taken down

  11. Pictures are taken and Building notice certificates and warranties are being issued.

ECO4 and GBIS scheme

The Eco4 scheme is an initiative that focuses on decreasing carbon emissions and encouraging energy efficiency in UK homes. It offers financial support to homeowners who want to make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes, as double glazing insulation, and more efficient heating systems. upgrades can help homeowners save money on their energy bills while also their carbon footprint.

The Great British Insulation Scheme is a government initiative aimed at reducing energy bills and carbon emissions by providing free or heavily subsidized insulation to eligible households. The scheme covers various types of insulation, including (but not limited to) loft insulation and solid insulation. To be eligible, households must meet certain criteria, such as being on benefits or having a low income. The scheme is a great opportunity for eligible households to improve their energy efficiency and save money on their bills.

Looking for a way to improve your home's energy efficiency? Are you on a limited budget? Our External Wall insulation service can help! Get started with a free, no-obligation quote today!

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