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External Wall Insulation, Requesting a survey is a simple process, call us free on 0800 622 6573  

Alternatively complete a service request by  Clicking Here we are open 7 days a week.

The Savings by externally treating your property are:

Detached property £9100 and saving the environment from 38,000 Kgs of Co2 ( carbon dioxide) plus absolutely damp and maintenance free for 20 years guaranteed!

Semi-detached £5200 and 22,000 Kgs of Co2

Mid terrace £3500 and 14,400 Kgs of Co2

We know that external wall insulation is an important element for the home owner in today’s world, due to the cost of energy and also the need to reduce carbon emissions. Our system has substantial benefits which include allowing the walls to completely dry out by eliminating damp penetration when it rains and preserving the external condition of both the pointing and brick faces for a minimum of 20 years after the treatment, this is guaranteed by a third party indemnity company.

As a customer it is important to make the right decision with your home. It is important to be as informed as possible so that you can make the best choice possible…

You can reduce your household costs:

If you insulate your solid walls this can reduce the costs of your heating immediately and considerably. This is because solid walls let through twice as much heat as cavity walls do. The good news is they both can be externally insulated by treating the surface with our breathable transparent coatings which penetrate deep into the fabric of the building. We also stock products that contain “brick binders” and “hardeners” for decaying bricks/stocks.

Be aware of the alternative treatments offered:

If your home was built before 1935, its external walls are probably solid rather than cavity walls. Cavity walls are made of two layers with a small gap or ‘cavity’ between them. Because solid walls have no gap they let more heat through. Since the 1970’s companies have been treating cavity walls by pumping in insulation products to help prevent the coldness transferring from one brick skin to the internal other. This process has been known to be unsuccessful and the government has identified the need to compensate home owner in the order of £120 million for failed insulations and this process has almost been discontinued and should be avoided. Please be aware that cavity wall insulation removal could cost up to £10,000 and a cost the homeowner cannot claim back from their insurers.

Solid wall insulation:

Solid walls can be insulated – either from the inside or the outside. This will cost more than insulating a standard cavity wall, but the savings on your heating bills will be bigger too and there’s no risk of a failed system causing internal mold and dampness.

How much could you save by insulating your solid walls?

England, Scotland and Wales

 DetachedSemi detachedMid terraceBungalowFlat
Fuel bill savings (£/year)£455£260£175£180£145
Carbon dioxide savings (kgCO2/year)1,900 kg1,100 kg720 kg740 kg610 kg
Typical installation costs*External wall insulation: £2,000 to £5,000 
Internal wall insulation: £3,000 to £14,000

Estimates based on insulating a gas-heated home. *Costs may vary significantly depending on level of work required.

Northern Ireland

 DetachedSemi detachedMid terraceBungalowFlat
Fuel bill savings (£/year)£660£380£255£260£210
Carbon dioxide savings (kgCO2/year)2,300 kg1,300 kg880 kg900 kg720 kg
Typical installation costs*External wall insulation: £2,000 to £5,000 
Internal wall insulation: £3,000 to £14,000

Estimates based on insulating a oil-heated home. *Costs may vary significantly depending on level of work required.

You might be able to reduce these costs by carrying out the work at the same time as other home improvements or by not tackling the entire house at once.

Internal or External insulation?

Internal wall insulation is achieved by fitting rigid insulation boards to the wall, or by building a stud wall filled in with insulation material such as mineral wool fibre or board.

External wall insulation involves applying our external protection product by spray or roller application. You may also need to repair the brickwork or repoint in some situations.

It is important as a home owner that you take into consideration a variety of points before making your decision…

Internal wall insulation:

  • The cost of internal wall insulation out weights external wall insulation
  • Due to the thickness of the insulation this can reduce the floor area of the room that it is applied to; this is something you want to consider if you want to sell your home in the future

Due to the nature of works this option can be time consuming thus temporarily unsettle the home for a period of time. However a room by room application can reduce the level of disturbance.

This option requires skirting boards, door frames and external fittings to be removed and reattached

Due to the nature of internal wall insulation this can affect the ability to fit heavy items to walls e.g. large mirrors etc. However can special fixings are available

Internal wall insulation requires any current or previous issues with penetrating or rising damp to be fixed before application

External wall insulation:

Your home is not disrupted internally thus day to day living is not penalised when works are being carried out

You do not have to sacrifice the floor area of your home

Choosing this option will allow you to maintain the appearance of outer walls of the property and prevents erosion

Provides additional protection against weather damage

This option increases the life of your walls by protecting the brickwork

You can reduce the level of condensation on internal walls and can help prevent damp (but will not solve rising or penetration damp)

If you choose external wall insulation you do not have to apply for planning permission

It is necessary that the professional undertaking the work can access to the outer walls easily

This option can be chosen by a variety of home owners including those who own listed buildings.

 

Are you spending money heating a soaking wet and cold house?

This house is soaking wet and heating costs are at maximum.

The images on the right hand side provide a thermal image example of a house with cold damp walls, leaking heat and rising housing costs.

Below is another example of an untreated damp cold house; the blue contours highlight the extreme dampness.

This house has been treated with our external insulation product. Its dry and warm and heating costs and maintenance at a minimum. This provides proof of our system at work.

It’s important to note exactly how warm the walls are. We return after 1 year to check and provide you with a second thermal image survey.

A  portfolio of our thermal images taken from your property along with the reassurance of a 20 year guarantee provides a superb selling aid and also peace of mind.

Its simple maths you will recover your expenditure within 10-12 years then have the benefit of cheaper heating for years to come after. With the additional benefit of virtually zero maintenance brick wall in terms of erosion and repointing.    

Note how damp the garden wall (blue above) is and how dry and warm the house walls are absolute proof the system works.  

 

Keeping the costs of installing solid wall insulation down:

When making changes to your home it is important that you are aware of the costs you may encounter. With regards to installing solid wall insulation it is important that you factor the price of a company to come in, insulate your whole house in one go, fully redecorate and replace everything just as it was. Some people will choose this option; nevertheless the cost of this is somewhat high.

If you’re looking be more economical with changes to your home, it is advisable to insulate a wall in conjunction with other building or decorating work. Combining the insulation work with your other home improvements will be more cost effective and spreads the cost of the insulation as you improve your home room by room.

External insulation is a more cost effective choice and can be applied at any time of the year minus the presence of rain. If you’re having a new roof, or painting the windows, or even having solar PV panels fitted, then you will probably have scaffolding up already, which can save a bit on the costs.

Moisture movement and ventilation:

In traditionally built properties with solid walls, it is recommended to use breathable (also known as vapour permeable) solid wall insulation materials as these allow continuous movement of air (vapour) and this helps reduce the possibility of moisture build up.

Our products have been tested over the last 20 years and are excellent in terms of durability and application.

Where possible we have a transparent price costing, this is as follows:

Terraced property front and rear £2000.00 + VAT

Semi Detached £3000.00 + VAT

Detached £4000.00 + VAT

Any cost for accesses equipment or scaffolding is extra payable direct to the scaffold company.o request a survey please complete the request by Clicking Here

Please make sure you fill in the information box that you require an insulation and external protection survey. Or simply email us at info@damp-proofing.com protect your property Damp-Prooing.com can successfully apply a resin based coating that has been specially developed for exterior surfaces. This is ideal for brick and stone work where the main concern is to retain the aesthetics of the building.

Protection

Evaporation

Act as a barrier to rain

Allow the release of any moisture contained within the substrate

For a survey please call the office on:

Free Phone 0800 622 6573 – 7 Days A Week – 9.00am till 9.00pm