Smarter Homes are experts in external wall insulation for all types of property using only Ofgem approved systems. This means that we can access free government grants or cash back towards the costs for anyone living in Epsom,Guildford and Kingston upon Thames or indeed, any part of Surrey.
The most cost-effective and thermally efficient way to insulate solid walls is by having an external insulation system fitted on the outside of the walls. Not only does it avoid internal disruption and re-decoration caused by internal dry lining, it also avoids reducing the living space and protects the fabric of the building as well.
If you live in one of the 170,000 houses that have solid walls in Surrey and wish to permanently reduce the spiralling costs involved in keeping warm in winter then call or email for more information on the likely level of costs as well as finding out what sort of free Grant you are eligible for.
Effectiveness of External Insulation
As you can see the house opposite is a fairly typical example of a pebble dashed semi built in the 1930′s with 9 inch solid brickwork under the cement based rendering.
The pebble dash is looking tired and is starting to absorb water and cause the solid walls to leak even more heat than the usual 40% heat loss suffered by this type of build. Typical heating bills would be around £1200 p.a.
Now,take a good look at the same house after it has been thermally upgraded using a rendered external insulation system.
We are sure you will agree the house now looks a lot more appealing and the effects of the wall insulation on the are not detrimental to the appearance of the windows or the door surround etc.
In fact,the property will now lose 85% less heat through the walls and as well as having a lovely maintenance free finish,the newly-insulated walls will stay dry and mean an average £500 p.a reduction in heating bills!