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Solid Wall Insulation

By adding solid wall insulation to the outside of your home you will help reduce the amount of heat that is lost through your walls, resulting in a warmer, more comfortable home, savings on your fuel bill and reducing the carbon footprint of your property.
Put simply, the better insulated a building is, the less money will be spent on heating it.
If your property is of solid wall construction, such as solid brick, pre-fab, or non-traditional construction, with no standard cavity to fill, your property should be suitable for external solid wall insulation and be eligible for a Green Homes Grant Scheme voucher towards the work.
Find out about the scheme and how you can secure your £5,000 or £10,000 voucher
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Benefits you’ll enjoy…

Reduced heating bills

Improved exterior look

Feel warm – keep the heat in

Improve the value of the property

Helps eliminate damp and condensation

Health and Wellbeing benefits

Help the environment – reduce CO2 emissions – the carbon footprint of your property and family.

External wall insulation also provides the opportunity to refresh or update the look of your home.

We offer a variety of attractive, durable and low-maintenance renders and finishes to choose from, including ‘self-cleaning’ SiliconeUltra renders, traditional spar dash finishes and ‘brick effect’ renders.

These finishes not only improve your property’s appearance, they are functional too, protecting your existing walls from the worst excesses of the British weather.

All our installations come with an independent 25-year Guarantee

What is Solid Wall Insulation?

The installation of an external wall insulation system has a ‘thermal jacketing’ effect that keeps heat in during winter whilst keeping your home cooler during the summer months, providing a more comfortable internal living environment.
Another major benefit is that external wall insulation also provides the opportunity to refresh or update the look of your home.
The product we install is the PermaRock EPS-Premium external insulation system, accredited and compliant to English Building Regulations, and installed on 1000’s of existing and new buildings each year. Typically, the system will incorporate 90mm rigid insulation boards, attached adhesively and mechanically into your exiting walls, and finished on top with a number of basecoat and render layers to complete the system – you will only actually see the final render finish(es) at the end of the installation.

Render Finishes

We offer a variety of attractive, durable and low-maintenance renders and finishes to choose from, including ‘self-cleaning’ SiliconeUltra renders, traditional spar dash finishes and ‘brick effect’ renders.
These finishes, available in a variety of colours and textures, not only improve your property’s appearance, they are functional too, protecting your existing walls from the worst excesses of the British weather.

Brick Effect Render

Dry Dash Finish

Silicone Ultra Render with Brick Feature

Do I need planning permission?

No, as long as your property is not in a conservation area or is a listed building, an external wall insulation system can be installed under ‘permitted’ development and planning permission is not required.
We will, however, need to replicate the existing finish(es) and features of your property (where possible) to keep the existing ‘look’ of your home, or to ensure it is ‘in keeping’ with the rest of the street (where they may have been external wall insulation installed on scale by the local authority / housing association).
Although we’ll be on hand to help, advice should always be sought from your local planning office prior to any works taking place, especially if you are looking to change the look of your property, for example, moving away from your existing brick to a render finish.

How disruptive is the work?

Allowing for normal weather conditions and all necessary preliminary works, installation on a typical semi-detached house can take between 3 – 4 weeks.
Prolonged periods of bad weather, as experienced over the winter months, will impact on the time taken to complete the works. 
We will always try to keep disruption to a minimum. However, the nature and complexity of the work sometimes mean that some disruption and inconvenience cannot be avoided, such as drilling and small machinery on-site for short periods of time.
Our Resident Liaison Officer will discuss the process with you, explaining what to expect, and we will keep you fully informed throughout the process.

Can I stay in my home whilst the works are in progress?

Yes

Installed from scaffold, the installation will occur whilst you remain in your property and disruption is minimal, however, as part of the installation process drilling and mixing machines will be in use whilst work progresses and we may require access inside your property for short periods of time.

Covid-19 / Health & Safety

Please be assured that the safety of our sites is our number one priority. We ensure they are a safe environment for residents, employees / subcontractors and the general public.
We undertake 1000’s of internal and external installations each year, we will undertake risk assessments on each property and have developed safe working practices specifically for Covid.

Is External Solid Wall Insulation suitable for my home?

If you have solid walls, then they’re almost certainly not insulated – but the first thing you need to find out is what sort of walls you have.
If you can see the brickwork on the outside of the house, look at the pattern of the bricks as this can show how the wall has been built.
  • If your home has solid walls, the bricks will have an alternating pattern, with some bricks laid across the wall so you can see the smaller ends from the outside.

Alternating brickwork (with some small end bricks) suitable for solid wall insulation

Cavity wall (with no small end bricks) unsuitable for solid wall insulation

If the brickwork has been covered, you can also tell by measuring the width of the wall. Examine a window or door on one of your external walls.
  • If a brick wall is more than 260mm thick then it is probably a cavity wall.
  • A narrower wall is probably a solid wall. Stone walls may be thicker still but are usually solid.

Non-traditional / Pre-fabricated Houses

  • If you live in a house that has a non-traditional construction such as a concrete, steel or timber-framed building, your building would be classed as ‘solid wall’ or a ‘hard-to-treat’ cavity which would also be suitable for a grant under the a Green Homes Grant Scheme 
Still Unsure?
Just call our Freephone helpline on 0808 281 0880 or email info@solid-wall-grant.co.uk and we can help check your type of property.

Start the Process

Great, we’ve made the process as simple as possible for you to arrange an initial survey and provide you with a quote for the external wall insulation works. This is all you will need to apply for your Green Homes Grant Voucher.
Just give our Green Homes Grant team a call or complete your enquiry online.