The term ‘traditional build’ is most often used to describe a structure where the internal load bearing leaf of the walling is of masonry construction and tied with stainless steel ties to an outer leaf of either block or brick.
Twenty years ago, the use of external insulation and render on buildings throughout the UK and Ireland was almost non-existent. Thousands of homes and commercial buildings were built in the last century with absolutely no regard given to their insulation value, now making them difficult and expensive to heat.
The gradual onset of damp and condensation has since lead to both internal and external fabric deterioration and in many cases has had a direct effect on various health issues affecting residents.
Today, more and more local authorities, housing associations, private landlords and private homeowners are choosing external wall insulation as a cost effective and flexible method of renovating traditional housing types that are in desperate need of thermal and aesthetical upgrading.
WBS External Wall Insulation can be applied to:-
- Traditional brickwork / blockwork
- Single skin brickwork / blockwork
- Steel frame (also considered as a MMC*)
- Concrete frame (also considered as a MMC*)
- Timber frame (also considered as a MMC*)
* Modern Method of Construction