External Wall Insulation is a form of insulation fixed to the exterior of an existing or new dwelling. The high performance insulation slab is then rendered to give a protective and decorative coating to the existing façade.
Around a third of all heat lost in an un-insulated home is lost through the walls. External wall insulation is one of the most effective ways to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a home.
All of the systems are designed to be virtually maintenance-free; in particular acrylic finishes offer self cleansing properties. As with good normal building maintenance, checks are required on movement of joints and general building maintenance is advised to ensure longevity and performance of the system.
External Wall Insulation Costs
Typical installed cost can be around €7,500 (Based on average 3 bedroom semi-detached properties). A grant of €4000 for external wall insulation as long as you use a registered installer.
The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011