Solid Wall Insulation Oxford
This property in Oxford posed several somewhat unique challenges, not because of the property itself, but because of the specific requirements of the customer. We are always keen to meet the customers specific requirements and ensure their house looks exactly right for them – we try not to tell you what you should have, we listen to what you want and then let you know what we can do to make it happen, and this job was no different.
Render Stencil on Solid wall insulation in Oxford
As you can see, the customer wanted to reproduce the blue and white pattern that can be seen as closely as possible. How do we do this? Whilst most installers might render the whole wall in one colour and then paint on the other colure once dry, we wanted to make sure that this render stood the test of time and looked great for years to come. This meant rendering the wall with 2 different coloured renders – how do we do this? It is actually not too hard to explain, but less easy to carry out.
We used our very best renderers to tape up the pattern using rendering tape. We then applied 1mm silicon render in one colour, before waiting 2 days for the blue colour to dry before we taped up the opposite edge and then rendered in white. This is no easy thing to make look perfect, and we would certainly like to think that this is as close as you can get!
Also note that we used the 1mm silicon for this job as opposed to the 1.5mm. 1mm is actually much tougher to apply for the renderer as it is so thin and easy to coat unevenly. The 1mm is perfect for this sort of careful detailing however, as it creates much straighter lines along the join between render types.
Solid wall insulation in Oxford – Mineral Wool and EPS Hybrid
The customer also wanted to add mineral wool insulation to the side of the property, as it received considerable road noise, whilst keeping the overall cost down by using EPS on the rear. The boards on the corners had to be keyed in order to create a quality bond, which was a little awkward due to the differing widths of the boards.
The mineral wool offers far superior acoustic properties, but is around 20% more expensive to install, so it made sense in this instance to only install the mineral wool where it was most needed.