External Wall Insulation
External Wall Insulation is an alternative for hard to treat properties that cannot benefit from cavity wall insulation. Solid wall insulation dramatically reduces a property’s heat loss. This therefore reduces energy bills, helps reduce carbon emissions and creates a much warmer home.
Solid wall properties were typically built prior to 1920. Single brick allows more heat to pass through than a standard cavity wall, but can still be insulated either on the outside or internally. The cost of doing this will be higher than cavity wall insulation. External Wall Insulation requires more materials and time.
What exactly is solid wall insulation?
Internal insulation is installed by fitting insulation boards to the internal wall, or by constructing a new wall filled within insulation material.
External insulation is installed by rendering the outside of the property or by fitting cladding (where appropriate). A layer of insulation is fitted between this and the original wall of the property to prevent the heat from escaping.
Generally, external wall insulation is less disruptive. It does not reduce the internal floorspace of your property. It can also provide a ‘face-lift’ for a property that may have required work to the outside wall.
Grant Eligibility Criteria
- Attendance Allowance
- Child Tax Credit (annual income of £16,190 or less)
- Working Family Tax Credit (annual income of £16,190 or less)
- Council Tax Benefit
- Disability Living Allowance
- Disability Pension
- Housing Benefit
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
- State Pension Credit
- War Disablement Pension (which must include a mobility supplement or Constant Attendance Allowance)
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (which must include a mobility supplement or Constant Attendance Allowance)
- Pension Credit ( Aged 60 or over)