EWI is the application of an insulation layer to the outside wall of a building in order to improve the building’s energy efficiency.
By minimising heat loss in cold weather and heat gain in warm weather, EWI creates a much more comfortable living environment and reduces heating costs by up to as much as 40% with less risk of condensation and damp walls.
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Aesthetic choice and high technical performance make EWI an excellent solution for all types of new build projects including homes, industrial, commercial and public buildings such as offices, shops, hospitals and schools. This can be used to achieve passive house certification.
EWI systems now available means that there is a solution to refurbish even the largest, most ‘hard to treat’ social housing properties which can present a multitude of design issues as a result of non-traditional construction methods
Existing Solid Wall Buildings
Solid walls are found in most houses built before the 1930s so, if a property dates back to Edwardian, Victorian or Georgian times, its walls are likely to be solid. EWI can also be used to further improve the performance of cavity walls, and non-traditional properties.
Increased value of the property Reduced heating costs by up to as much as 40%
Lower maintenance costs e.g. from reduced condensation and mould growth
Improved tenant satisfaction which could reduce turnover and void times
Enhanced reputation from providing good quality homes that are affordable to heat.
The wide range of colours, textures, and facings offered by today’s EWI systems
means that there is a solution available to suit every new build project
whatever the architectural preference, company image or planning restrictions
Modern EWI systems are robust enough to continue to deliver a high level of
performance years after they were first installed
The excellent weather-proofing properties of EWI are especially beneficial for
buildings that are located in harsh environments or could be exposed to impact
or physical damage
EWI offers a complete, structurally sound envelope which acts like a ‘tea cosy’
around the building and can achieve higher wall insulation U-values than other
more traditional ways of insulating buildings
Older homes are often significantly improved to the high standard of new builds.