Conserve External Solid wall insulation
Many homes in the uk were built before 1920 and if your home is one of these, you probably have a home with solid walls. Because solid walls lose twice as much heat as cavity walls solid wall insulation is one way of saving money on fuels bills and lowering your carbon footprint.
External wall insulation involves fixing a layer of insulation material to the outside walls of your home. This insulation is then covered with a special type of render or cladding.
External Solid wall insulation Advantages
- reduces gas & electricity bills.
- can be applied to the external walls of your home without disruption to the household.
- does not reduce the floor area of your home.
- Improves and renews the appearance of outer walls.
- improves weatherproofing and sound resistance.
- fills cracks and gaps in the brickwork, which will reduce draughts but also increases the life of your walls by protecting the brickwork.
- reduces condensation on internal walls and can help prevent damp.
External Solid wall insulation Disadvantages
- The outer walls of your home will have to be structurally sound.
- Good all round access will be needed to the outer walls of your home.
- may need planning permission so always check with your local council.
- the best time to install is when you are undertaking external refurbishment work as this will significantly reduce the cost.
- Normally only installed by professionals not a DIY job.
You can get grants for External Solid wall insulation, below are the schemes this is available with.
* According to data sourced from the Energy Saving Trust website.