Month: March 2016

External Solid Wall Insulation Grants

10 03/16

External Solid Wall Insulation Grants 

Access TheGreenAge Retrofit Works External Wall Insulation Grant

We are an exter­nal wall insu­la­tion com­pany based in Lon­don, deliv­er­ing exter­nal wall insu­la­tion refrofit projects to North Lon­don and the sur­round­ing areas.

We are a part­ner of The­GreenAge (UK’s energy sav­ing online com­mu­nity) and Retro­fit Works (North Lon­don deliv­ery part­ner), and can help you access up to £6,000 approved grant fund­ing if you live in the fol­low­ing bor­oughs – Haringey, Isling­ton, Cam­den, Waltham For­est, Hack­ney or Enfield, and you live in a solid wall prop­erty.

How do I apply for the £6,000 External Solid Wall Insulation Grant

The process to apply the grant is very sim­ple if you meet the fol­low­ing two cri­te­ria:

  • Have a solid wall prop­erty
  • Reside in one of the fol­low­ing bor­oughs: Haringey, Isling­ton, Cam­den, Waltham For­est, Hack­ney or Enfield
  • Make the enquiry well before the 31st March 2016, so that you are not dis­ap­pointed.

Simply fill out form below and we will get in touch with you

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Window sills on an External Insulation job?

01 03/16
How do you deal with window sills on an External Insulation job?

How do you deal with window sills on an External Insulation job?

One of the most com­mon ques­tions we are asked when pro­vid­ing a quote for exter­nal insu­la­tion is: How do you deal with the sill when it is too short to extend out over the insu­la­tion? This is an under­stand­able ques­tion because your win­dow sills have to stick out from the wall to enable the water to run off prop­erly when it rains. With­out a win­dow sill, the rain water can pool and cause damp prob­lems, or cause stains down the wall where it doesn’t run off prop­erly.

If you are replac­ing your win­dows before the EWI install, it is really worth get­ting the sills installed with the cor­rect length for the EWI to fit under­neath. This is the ideal solu­tion as the win­dow and sill will have the same style and the fin­ish intended by the win­dow installer and your­self. If you already have good win­dows that you aren’t plan­ning to replace, then you will need to extend the sills in one of the fol­low­ing ways:

Plastic UPVC sills

A plas­tic sill exten­sion

The sim­plest and most often used way to extend the sill is to add a new UPVC sill over the top of the exist­ing one, with a big­ger width to allow the water to run off prop­erly. If the win­dows or the sill are plas­tic already, then this is often the option an installer will use. They are easy to work with and won’t look out of place, although some peo­ple find plas­tic to look a bit cheap.

This is not untrue, as plas­tic sills are very cheap to buy and very sim­ple to install. If you are installing EWI on a bud­get, it is going to be the best option.