The UK’s housing stock is among the least energy efficient in Europe and is responsible for nearly a quarter of the country’s annual carbon emissions. With most of the properties built long before energy conservation and carbon saving.
Why refurbish domestic properties?
With around a third of a building’s heat lost through the walls, insulating them is one of the quickest and most effective ways to improve energy efficiency, while transforming the exterior aesthetics of a property. As a result, recent years have seen a huge growth in the use of solid wall insulation, particularly following government-funded initiatives as local authorities, housing associations and private customers have turned to the solution as a way of avoiding demolition of ageing properties with refurbishment.
Popular construction and system types for Domestic Refurbishment;
Millions of properties have been constructed in the UK with solid walls, eliminating the ability to cavity fill.
For this construction, externally insulating the property is the ideal solution as this allows the solid walls to dry out and heat up and the tea cosy effect then transforms the structure into a warm, dry thermal mass which is excellent for heat retention.