External Insulation | Enervate

By: Enervate  05/12/2011
Keywords: Insulation, Building Regulations, Commercial Buildings

The recent amendments and the near future changes to the Building Regulations will ensure the rapid growth of External Insulation as the preferred solution for Low Energy and Passive Housing.

These changes are all the more relevant today as all new houses will be expected to reach the standards for passive Housing by 2016.

External Insulation Explained

Outsulation (External Insulation and Render Systems – EIRS) is a type of building system that provides exterior walls with insulation, finished surface and waterproofing in an integrated composite system.

Whether you are planning the construction of a new building or renovating an existing one, Enervate can offer you a durable, cost-effective solution in keeping with the highest standards of the construction industry. Greenspan’s exterior insulation and finish systems can be used on almost any existing surface, easily and at reasonable cost. You will be delighted with the results and effectiveness of your choice.

Greenspan exterior insulation and finish systems are suited to both residential as well as large commercial or industrial projects. In both cases, appearance, insulation performance and weather resistance are of utmost importance.

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Insulation from the outside …inspired by nature

Have you ever seen a polar bear or a seal with its fur under its skin? Of course not. Yet most homes and commercial buildings are insulated from the inside.

The simple solution? Insulate from the outside. Insulating from the outside has a clear advantage over conventional insulation techniques. By insulating from the outside and cutting thermal bridges, the entire building structure is protected from the cold and wet weather, which is not the case with internal insulation.

Outsulation (External Insulation and Render Systems – EIRS) is a type of building system that provides exterior walls with insulation, finished surface and waterproofing in an integrated composite system.

Insulate with Beauty

Greenspan was there from the beginning, bringing Exterior Insulation and Render Systems (EIRS) to the Irish market. EIRS gives you the freedom of design unlike any other cladding material. They offer superior insulation, coupled with high impact strength, weather resistance and resistance to cracking. At last architects and designers have endless possibilities with regard to colour, details, form and texture.

Advantages of External Insulation

  • Protects the fabric of the building
  • Improves thermal performance
  • Ensures consistent U-values
  • Reduces thermal bridging, minimising condensation and heat loss
  • Reduces thermal stress on the structure or substrateTransfers the dew-point to outside the structural wall element
  • Improves airtightness of the construction, which red
  • uces draughts and heat loss
  • Optimises use of thermal mass, reducing internal temperature fluctations
  • May contribute to improved sound insulation as part of general refurbishment strategy, e.g. window replacement
  • Available in a wide range of external finishes
  • Is relatively easily installed, leading to faster construction
  • Gives ease of quality control as insulation coverage is clearly visible

Ideal for Renovation

Whether you are planning the construction of a new building or renovating an existing one, Greenspan can offer you a durable, cost-effective solution in keeping with the highest standards of the construction industry.

In renovation it is more cost effective to redo without having to undo everything. Greenspan’s exterior insulation and finish systems can be used on almost any existing surface, easily and at reasonable cost. You will be delighted with the results and effectiveness of your choice.

  • Lowers maintenance costs
  • Avoids internal buildings works
  • Renews ageing exterior façade
  • Can be installed during occupancy
  • Gives major aesthetic improvements
  • Increases the value of the property
  • Does not reduce the size of the internal rooms
  • Limits disruption to the fabric of the building
  • Increases the life expectancy of the building

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