External Insulation

By: Maxitherm  05/12/2011
Keywords: Insulation

Exterior insulation has a clear advantage over conventional indoor 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. MaxiTherm Insulation systems provides exterior insulation and finish.This is an ideal soloution for walls that do not have a cavity e.g mass concrete , cavity block or stone walls

“85% of all New-Builds in Germany use exterior insulation systems”

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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 insulation 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.

Insulation is more cost effective when placed on the outside of the building, as it keeps the thermal mass of the concrete walls within an envelope. It means that your walls will act like a ‘Storage Heater’ by absorbing heat during the day and slowly releasing it at night.

“the best thing we ever did to our home was get Maxitherm to install external insulation” -Seamus Reade ,Riverview ,Kilkenny.

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 substrate
• Transfers the dew-point to outside the structural
wall element
• Improves airtightness of the construction, which
reduces 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

External Insulation for refurbishment applications

• Lowers maintenance costs
• Avoids internal buildings works
• Renews ageing exterior facades
• 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

Keywords: Insulation

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Attics

Other benefitsIf you are considering a comprehensive upgrade, replace your existing attic insulation with Heat Shield as well as a top up layer. SolutionAdd a layer of Heat Shield high performance insulation to your existing attic insulation. Moy Isover heatsheild will not damage any metal components in the loft nor react with PVC cables. You can even apply Heat Shield to the roof eaves when converting for maximum heat retention.


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Cavity

Every bead has a single point of contact with each of the surrounding beads, allowing the cavity to breathe and any moisture penetrating the outer leaf to drain away immediately. The cavity wall insulation MaxiTherm Insulations provides is – a superior-quality product manufactured in Askeaton. EcoBead Platinum is only supplied to licensed installers, thereby ensuring the highest standard of end result.