EXTERNAL INSULATION SYSTEM
The External insulation system can be made from a number of different materials such as expanded polystyrene boards wood fiber and mineral wool slabs which are all installed using mechanical fixings to the outer surface of the wall. The external insulation boards are then plastered with a special layer of render to complete the system and provide thermal, permeability and moisture resistance and performance. When the external insulation system is installed to the property it's also possible to completely change the look and finish of the building. There are lots of different options on the colours and different types of brick/stone and dry dashing options, its also possible to do corners and window reveals in special designs. External insulation systems also require new window cill finish options. You will be presented with both wall finish options and window finishes during a home survey. The external insulation system when wrapped around the property will protect it from cold weather whilst also stopping the heat from escaping freely. Remember homes are complex and can be very different when we survey your home we don’t just do external insulation system we have all the machinery to do all systems and will advise you accordingly. That’s our business!!
The features of the external wall insulation system are relevant when it comes to satellite dish clothes lines gas boxes etc. The systems have higher density boards which are installed behind these items to carry the weight of any item. We have different types of board for high moisture areas and also different types of finishes for extreme weather conditions.
It is now important to be able to calculate the u value of the system and the rest of the walls components that the external insulation system is being fixed to. This is done by taking the materials thermal conductivity and thickness and calculating its U value. All these u values of the different material like blockwork, dry lining system, and external insulation system are then combined to give the Final U value for the Walls of the home at present the building regulation looks for 0.016 U value or lower.
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