Not all homes are built with a cavity – some are built either using a solid brick construction, or in some cases stone. For these houses where cavity wall insulation is not an option, solid wall insulation can be used instead. This can either be internal or external wall insulation, with both having advantages and disadvantages.
External Wall Insulation
External wall insulation is a fantastic option for people who do not want any disruption or changes to the inside of their home. A system of insulation boards and render is applied to the outer walls, refreshing the look of the property and improving the insulation and draught-proofing properties internally as well. There are various decorative features that can be added, including brick slips, which recreate brick detailing around corners, windows and door arches, to provide a fantastic aesthetic finish.
Internal Wall Insulation
Perfect for those who are unable to alter the outside of their house for any reason (for example the building is listed, or the house is in a conservation area and unable to get planning permission), internal wall insulation applies a system onto the internal walls on a room by room basis, creating a
dry-lined, insulated internal wall. All fixtures and fittings are put back as new, with the new wall taking around 10cm of space from the existing wall.