A bit of background to external wall insulation
Did you know that around 35-45% of the heat lost in an un-insulated solid walled home is through the walls. Therefore, insulating your solid walls can significantly reduce heat loss and could save you around £400 to £500 a year on your fuel bills.
External or 'Solid' Wall Insulation (EWI) is a form of insulation fixed to the exterior of a property. This is then rendered to give both a protective and new decorative coating to the existing facade.
If your home was built before 1920, its external walls are likely to be solid rather than cavity walls. However, there are other houses that were constructed after this time either as partly timber framed or using concrete sections or panels. Solid walls do not have the insulating gap that cavity walls have and unfortunately this allows more heat to pass through them. The good news is that, like cavity walls, solid walls can be insulated‚ from the inside or the outside.
EWI is an effective way to stop wasting energy and money at home. In winter, a well-insulated house keeps warmth exactly where you need it‚ indoors. And you get a much cooler house in the summer.
EWI as a mainstream part of the building industry is relatively new in the UK but has been constantly developed in many of the central and east European countries since the 1950’s where winters are more severe and last longer than here. However, as house owners have become more aware of the costs of heating their properties so these systems have gradually entered the UK market.
Benefits of Installing An External Wall Insulation System
You will save money on your heating bills
The most significant heat loss in your home is through the external walls. This is estimated to be 35-45% of the total heat loss, resulting in high heating bills. By insulating your external walls, you can significantly reduce heat loss and cut your heating bills.
The comfort levels within the house will improve
Your home will warm up more quickly if insulated and you won’t have to keep the heating on for as long to maintain a comfortable temperature.
The external appearance of the property will be improved
With the installation of external wall insulation your home will be transformed with a wide range of contemporary or traditional finishes with a choice of textures, colours and finished effects.
The exterior of the property will be much easier to maintain
The high performance render finishes used on the Fassa system offer excellent durability and protection. Our finishes have the colour pigments added during the mixing process which means they never have to be painted, providing you with a low maintenance home.
Your property value will have increased
With a transformation in its appearance and increased thermal performance the value of your home could increase. A reduction in your carbon footprint
High levels of heat loss also result in a high carbon footprint, by reducing these levels through insulation you will not only be saving money but helping to protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions.
You can find out more about the benefits of installing external wall insulation by reading our frequently asked questions.
External Insulation – Our Guarantee
We want all our customers to feel completely confident in the standard of work and materials we use when we install your wall insulation system. Our guarantee is separate and independent from our company. We use only system manufactured products and work to their installation system.