Installing External wall insulation during the cooler winter months!
So the weather outside is a bit cooler, but that doesn’t mean our work has finished. We are still installing solid wall insulation even now during the colder winter months. We are doing this in two ways – the first is that we use our mineral render system that goes off a lot quicker (compared to our normal Silicone Silicate render that we use). To be honest this makes a little more work for us because it needs to be painted once we apply the render to the wall but it does produce a lovely finish for our customers.
The other way is for us to use an additive within our Silicone Silicate render – this winter additive causes the render to set quickly meaning there is no risk of wash off.
If you are looking to get solid wall insulation there really has never been a better time. For an average property you are looking at a cost of approximately £8,000. However this will quickly be re-couped through energy savings within the home.
It has also just been announced that the Government are reviewing the 5% VAT that we can currently apply to solid wall insulation systems meaning this might be increased to 20% in just a few months. This increase will not be applicable retrospectively, therefore if you are interested in getting the works carried out we really do suggest moving fast!