If your house was built prior to the 1930s, the chances are that it will have solid walls. Insulating your solid walls is a great way to make your home more energy efficient. The insulation will minimise heat loss in the winter, saving you money on your heating bills. It will also stop your home getting too warm in the summer, helping to keep your home at a more comfortable temperature.
According to research, twice as much heat could be lost through an un-insulated solid wall as through an un-insulated cavity wall. However, the great news is that solid walls can be insulated, both internally and externally.
For external wall insulation, you need to employ a professional. The home can be insulated using an adhesive material which is fixed to the wall, then plastered over. The finish applied to the external wall can be any combination of texturing, painting, tiling, brick slips, masonry work and/or cladding. A survey of your property will be carried out by RamEco prior to installation to ensure the product will work to its full potential and comply with all regulations.
As fully accredited professional installers of EWI, RamEco can self certify the insulation works which is required by law. Building regulations must be adhered to and in some instances Planning Permission. This is because this process involves covering the original brickwork and could significantly alter the current appearance of the property, impacting the character of the local area. Once any planning permission has been granted, the home can be insulated. RamEco will carry out all the checks for you so you can have peace of mind that your product not only complies with Building Regulations but also has full permission.
As Green Deal Approved installers, we offer a 25 year Insurance Backed Warranty which is required by law for External Wall Insulation installations. This gives our clients peace of mind that in the unlikely event your system should fail or if you were to sell your property, you will have all the necessary legal documents required for you EWI installation.
ECO Grants are available for properties with Solid walls - no Cavity.
RamEco are able to claim the funding on your behalf if you qualify. Call us to find out if you qualify for ECO funding and let us calculate your entitlement. You might be pleasantly surprised how much you could save.
External Wall Insulation is typically installed over Solid wall properties where cavities are not present, however, hard to treat cavities or unfilled cavities can also benefit from the system. You will need a survey to understand whether the system is suitable for your home.
Solid walls typically suffer from penetrating damp and also condensation issues. By insulating these walls, these issues can be illiminated and the properties temperature regulated. Warm in winter, Cool in summer!
A solid wall property can have a number of appearances and can be difficult to recognise, so if you are unsure, book an appointment with our surveyor who will carries out non invasive checks to establish your wall construction.
RamEco Ltd have insulated properties all over Lincolnshire, Humberside and Yorkshire. The team are professional and friendly and provide an outstanding service from start to finish.
If you have a technical question, we know the answer! What ever you need to know about the system, U Values, or technical data, as approved product partners, we can answer your every question.
If your property has features, and your worried EWI wont look nice, talk to us about a solution. We can rebuild Tudor planks, corbels, quoin stones and many more traditional architectural features to preserve the look of your home.
Lots of beading and reinforced mesh went into this porch to replicate the original design. Crisp and beautiful nanopor silicone render top coat to finish!
An 1800's property in Lincoln. Banding, Quoin stones and Corbels molded from insulation to replicate the look of the property which was within a conservation area preventing thermal bridges.
Mock Tudor replicated with External Wall Insulation and Silicone Render finish to preserve the original features of this 1930's property.