External insulation is a method of insulating the external walls of a house and thereby reducing heat loss. It involves fixing insulated slabs to the external walls and then adding a layer of render to make it watertight .
The advantages of using this method of insulation are:
- reduces heat energy loss through the external walls
- no reduction in living space
- can eliminate condensation and dampness
- can improve the appearance of older buildings
External insulation grants are available through the Better Energy Home scheme so it has never been a better time to insulate your home.