External Wall Insulation involves mechanically fixing insulated panels to the external substrate of a property and then applying a render finish. This can transform a property to a warmer more efficient place to live and create a modern fresh look for the external façade.
If your property was built prior to 1930 then it is likely to have solid walls. These properties were built without a cavity and the two skins of brick are tied together with bricks known as ‘header bricks’, the walls are usually 220mm – 250mm thick.
The 1950’s and 1960’S saw a large number of housing estates constructed using non-traditional or system-built construction methods. These were designed for a quick fix following the second world war to provide affordable housing for various local authorities. In the 1980’s a number of defects were identified on these types of properties and the various local authorities and landlords are required to bring these properties up to current regulations.