External Wall Insulation

External wall insulation allows you to insulate the exterior walls of a building to reduce heat loss and improve energy efficiency. This involves applying a layer of insulation material to the outside of the walls, followed by a protective finish. It's often much more appealing to insulate your external walls as this doesn't take up any of the floor space inside. If you insulated your internal walls with 100mm thick insulation, you'd lose 100mm of floor space on each wall.

External wall insulation can help to improve the thermal performance of a building, without you needing to compromise on space, while also reducing heating costs. Another lesser-known benefit of choosing external wall insulation is that you can improve the acoustic performance as the insulation will reduce noise levels from outside. 

The insulation material used for external wall insulation can vary, but common materials include expanded polystyrene, mineral wool, and polyurethane foam. The insulation layer is then covered with a weatherproof finish, such as render, cladding, or brick slips, to protect the insulation from the elements and to ensure your home keeps its kerb appeal.

External wall insulation is often the best option for older homes with solid walls, or where insulating internally would take too much space. Considering external wall insulation for your property? You're welcome to get in touch with our customer service team on 01752 692 206 for more information or advice.

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