Month: March 2018


External Wall Insulation Quotes: How Do They Work?

23 03/18
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External Wall Insulation Quotes: How Do They Work?

 

At BeConstructive, external wall insulation (EWI) is one of our specialist services. For many people, EWI is a new concept and the approximate cost of installation is unknown to many people. However, each case is unique and depends upon the property. We therefore receive many enquiries from customers who are looking for installation quotations based upon their properties.

 

We know that a lot of thought goes into these things when deciding whether to go ahead with external wall insulation, and so we aim to make the process as easy as possible for our customers. It’s important to us that our services are seamless and efficient. That’s why we aim to make the quotation process as quick and easy as can be!

 

How do I get an EWI Quote?

 

Many customers may be surprised by how quickly the turnaround is for receiving quotations. We prepare our valuations based on the pictures that you send us of your property. All we need at the beginning of our work are the photos of the building (most especially it’s external walls) that is going to be insulated with external wall insulation.


Through our many years of experience, it’s very easy for us to quickly assess from the photos the size of the building, its condition and therefore any additional work that may be required ahead of the installation. This unique method of valuation using photos of the property is quick, easy and effective, saving the customer’s time and the hassle of having to wait around for someone to visit the property.

 

Getting such a quote with clearly specified sub-items, gives the customer the time to get acquainted with the given price and the process of the work that will be carried out. However, we do advise that at this point, the quotation is only an approximate price.

 

Once the customer is aware of the price of installation plus any additional work that may be required, one of our employees will arrange to meet with the client at their earliest convenience to discuss further details. We know that this order of procedure is effective, because it gives our customers the chance to prepare any questions that they may have in time for our employees to be able to answer them.


Interested in EWI? Fill out our quotation form…

 

Is this of interest to you? Our no-obligation quotations are quick and easy! Simply fill out our Instant Online Quote form and we’ll be in touch. Alternatively, if you have further questions then please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

landlord EPC regulations and solid wall insulation

21 03/18

Are you a landlord? New landlord EPC regulations

Solid wall insulation the best way to improve your EPC

 

You may have heard that as of April 2018, there will be new regulations for landlords of both private and domestic properties in the UK. From April, if your rental property is starting a new contract or renewing a current one, then your property will need to meet a minimum EPC rating of E.

For most properties, this can be done with just a few tweaks – such as increased loft insulation or even draught excluders. However, some properties (e.g. solid wall properties), may find that these expectations are harder to meet. The final deadline for all domestic properties to achieve this minimum rating is April 2020.

 

This is an exciting time for tenants and for the energy efficiency community, however it can mean a fair amount of stress and headaches for landlords – but we are here to help!

 

EPC’s for new Landlord Regulations

Here at BeConstructive, we’ve received a lot of phone calls from worried landlords querying the costs of external wall insulation and asking for advice about how they can up their energy efficiency rating. We are proud to say that we offer EPC’s!

We have connections with chartered surveyors who would be able to carry out the EPC on your property and offer you their expert advice about which methods you can employ to improve your EPC rating in order to meet the new landlord EPC regulations.

We are expecting that the change in regulations will boost the awareness and demand for EPC’s. Our surveyors have a wealth of knowledge and experience, so give us a call to get yourself booked in now!

 

Solid Wall and External wall insulation Insulation for Landlords

If the current EPC rating of your property quite low and your property is going to require more than a few tweaks, then we couldn’t recommend external wall insulation more.

The great thing about external wall insulation is that depending on the weather it can be installed fairly quickly. As stated in our last post, the perfect time to install solid wall insulation is in mild climates – and March/April weather provides just that. EWI can dramatically improve the EPC rating of your home, simply because it creates a tightly sealed thermal envelope around your property, reducing the loss of heat and ensuring that your home operates more efficiently.

 

External wall insulation And solid wall insulation has a wealth of benefits, and the added efficiency that it provides is a real selling point and would be extremely appealing to future tenants who look for energy efficient properties, with high EPC ratings, in order to reduce energy bills.

 

We are always happy to offer advice, quotations, and consultations for external wall insulation, so do get in touch if this is something that you feel you may need in order to meet the new regulations!

 

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Spring work starts now! Best time for External wall insulation

14 03/18

 External wall insulation Spring work starts now!

There’s a reason it’s called spring cleaning… Spring is the perfect time to start a new project and get your home up to scratch!

Whether it’s rendering, external wall insulation or other projects, BeConstructive are here to help! We’ve had a successful Winter season, completing many new projects for lots of happy homeowners. Now that Winter is over and spring has sprung, we’re keen to get going and to kickstart some new projects.

The cold weather has (hopefully) passed, leaving many homeowners shockingly aware of how effective their home is at maintaining its heat. With this in mind, and having recovered from the Christmas indulgences, now is the perfect time to have a think about ways that you can improve your home.

Spring is the perfect time for external wall insulation

The ideal time for external wall insulation and rendering is in a mild climate such as spring. So, for any homeowners out there who are considering external wall insulation or rendering, then now is the time! Giving your house a spring clean by re-rendering will ensure that it will look clean and fresh ready for the upcoming summer months when the bright light exacerbates old, cracked or dirty render.

Longer daylight hours and better weather also provide great working conditions for BeConstructive, allowing for us to increase our productivity and with less chance of delays due to weather conditions.

By installing EWI in the spring time, you will not only ensure that your home stays warmer next winter, but it will also prevent heat from entering in the summer months – therefore keeping your home nice and cool! So, if you install in spring then you will be prepared for the oncoming summer temperatures!

Get your spring project booked in now

Spring is always a busy time for BeConstructive, so be sure to get your project booked in now to make sure you don’t miss out! Seize the moment and give us a call to arrange for a quotation, or for technical advice, by calling: 0208 8193882.

Keep your pets warm next winter

03 03/18
Keep your pets warm this winter

Keep your pets warm next winter.

It is that time of year when the heating is on full blast and the cat is sitting next to the fire, but do your pets stay warm when you are out of the house?

For those of us who have pets, it is really important to make sure the house is warm enough whilst we are out at work or school. It is easy to forget that temperatures can dip very quickly in the home when the heating is off and everyone is out. No wonder they are usually pleased to see you when you get home!

Of course, you can keep the heating on all day whilst you are out, to make sure they are warm and comfortable, but that can be really expensive. You don’t want to be heating the house for an extra 50 hours a week or more just for your cat or dog. If you live in a cold and draughty home, that may be the only option however to ensure your pets comfort.

Your pets will thank you for insulating your home

Insulation could dramatically reduce your bills if you are leaving the heating on for your pets. Instead of the boiler working all day to keep the temperature up, insulation will slow that heat loss from the house, and ensure that the boiler only needs to kick in occasionally to get up to temperature. You will probably set the thermostat a bit lower for your pets than you would for yourself, so it is even easier for an insulated house to hold temperature during the day.

Give us a call and we can quote you for the insulation work – you will be surprised just how much you can save and keep your pets happy at the same time.