What is external wall insulation?
The majority of homes built before the 1920's and 1930's were built with just one single solid wall, which inevitably means that a lot of heat is lost. This is grossly inefficient, and can greatly increase your energy bills.
External wall insulation is affixed to the outside wall, meaning minimal disruption to the occupants. The process involves an external wall which is fitted to the outside of your property, with a very attractive render atop.
Not only will it make for a more energy efficient home, but it will often improve the appearance of your home.
The first step is to remove such items as satellite dishes, aerials and vents. The insulation boards are fixed to the building, coated with adhesive and a reinforcement product. Finally, a render finish is applied to the walls, so your property looks like new again and aerials, vents etc. are reinstalled.
In effect you are left with a very attractive exterior, and an insulated cavity wall resulting in an increase of your homes energy efficiency, thus saving you money on heating bills.
Summary of Benefits
• Prevents heat escaping from your home
• According to www.which.com, £500 annual savings on your heating bill are possible
• It can be applied without disruption to the household
• Renews the appearance of outer walls
• Improves weatherproofing and sound resistance
• Fills cracks and gaps in the brickwork, which will reduce draughts
• Increases the life of your walls by protecting the brickwork from the elements
• Reduces condensation on internal walls and can help prevent damp