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External Insulation for Park HomesBy admin
Monday, 2 September 2019
We’ve all seen detached, bungalow-style homes known as ‘park homes’ or ‘mobile homes.’ Set on plots of land commonly referred to as ‘pitches’, park homes are generally located on private estates, and must adhere to some surprisingly strict stipulations.
All park homes must be built to comply with British Standard BS3632 for the purposes of health and safety. External insulation for park homes will help you to observe and respect these standards.
There are also several pieces of legislation covering mobile homes, such as The Mobile Homes Act 1983, as amended by The Housing Act 2004 and the Mobile Homes Act 2013, which provides legislation for park homes in England. Separate legislation exists for homes in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
So how can you appease the powers that be, whilst simultaneously giving your mobile home that much needed update? All will be revealed in the following article…
Can You Live in Them Permanently?
First things first, it’s time to dispel some myths. There’s a popular misconception that park homes are only used as a bolthole in Summer, but this is simply not true!
Designed for permanent habitation (unlike caravans), park homes today feature excellent insulation, with energy-efficient boilers, double or triple glazing and central heating to keep out the chill.
An updated British Standard which came into force in November 2016 now means that all NCC manufacturer members must build mobile homes to the revised Standard – BS3632:2015.
Why External Insulation is Perfect for Park Homes
Modern park homes built to these exacting specifications are more comfortable, cheaper to run and more energy efficient than their predecessors – not to mention they feature improved sound insulation. This can all be achieved with external insulation for park homes too!
If the idea of a low-maintenance home sounds good to you, then a park home will definitely appeal, leaving you free to spend your time and money on the more important things in life.
Mobile homes are popular, as they allow for a degree of flexibility when it comes to size, layout and design, so you can make your home your own. Most have between one and three bedrooms, a lounge, fully-fitted kitchen, dining area and one or more bathrooms, whilst some even have an en-suite.
Home Logic Wall Insulation
Home Logic Wall Insulation is simply amazing – especially when used as external insulation for park homes. There’s a reason we have such faith in our product – we’ve seen it working, and know it provides unbeatable protection, making insulating the exterior of your house easy.
What’s more, you don’t even have to worry about planning permission, as it doesn’t change the shade or colour of your masonry. In fact it’s transparent, sinking up to 17mm deep into your external façade, and providing a protective shield against the elements and the build-up of debris.
Your home will remain resilient in the face of rain, with droplets and hail simply bouncing off the exterior walls.
A dry home is a more energy efficient home, as wet bricks can lower thermal efficiency due to heat travelling faster through wet surfaces. By insulating your home’s exterior, you’re keeping it dry, retaining heat and ultimately saving money on fuel bills.
External Insulation for Park Homes
We have years of experience providing external insulation for park homes, and our aim is to get in and out of your home as quickly as possible; minimising disruption to your daily life.
We’re all skilled experts here, so you can be sure of the best possible results. It might seem like an easy job, but cutting corners and doing it yourself could be dangerous, and is likely to give you less-than-perfect results.
We believe in total transparency, which is why we keep our process straight-forward and simple.
We’ll start with a free site survey before conducting a comprehensive building inspection. This takes place at a time that’s convenient for you, so you can be present throughout.
Then we’ll work with you to highlight any issues and problem areas before commencing the job. Your wall will be washed and cleaned of debris, ensuring better adhesion of treatments and insulation.
Following cleaning, we carry out a range of preparation techniques including crack repair, algae treatment, rendering, bagging and masking tape application. Finally, a thick layer of primer is added before the protective external wall coating is applied. Job done!
What are the Benefits of External Wall Insulation?
There are many benefits to adding external insulation to park home walls, including:
- Installation is quick and easy, which means less disruption for you
- Your home is protected from the elements
- Cleaning and preparing walls refreshes your home’s exterior
- Improved sound acoustics in your home
- Draughts are reduced, cutting your heating bills
- Your brickwork is weatherproofed and protected for the future
- Thermal bridging and moisture issues are prevented
- Your property can still breathe naturally
External Wall Insulation Ventilation 101
When it comes to external insulation for park homes, the subject of ventilation is more than likely to surface-and with good reason!
We often hear from potential customers who are concerned that a protective coating could reduce levels of ventilation in their home. There’s no need to worry though!
Home Logic Wall Insulation is designed to chemically bond to exterior brickwork, enabling your building to breathe naturally. We use the latest nanotechnology to ensure that air and vapour can permeate our product, preventing the build-up of algae, condensation and moisture.
Do You Require External Wall Insulation Planning Permission?
The good news is that it’s unlikely you’ll need planning permission for external wall insulation – most homes don’t. However, if your building is listed or you live in a national conservation area, you might want to check this out, as there may be regulatory issues.
Provided work doesn’t alter the external appearance of your home, the need for planning permission generally doesn’t exist. But if the work is going to change your home’s external appearance, then planning permission may be required.
At any rate, it’s always a good idea to check with your local authority before deciding to go ahead with any work.
There are government backed building regulations which can affect external wall insulation works too. If over 25% of your home’s wall space is to be externally insulated, the regulations state that the whole wall surface should be insulated. This makes sense – after all, nobody likes a half-finished job!
The Recommended Exterior Wall Insulation Process
To achieve the best results, Home Logic follows a ten-step process, designed to ensure that come rain or shine, your exterior masonry remains firmly protected:
- Inspection time – An inspection is carried out by an industry professional
- Wash – The wall is pressure washed to remove dirt, dust and debris
- Algae Treatment – We use fungicidal treatment to prevent the growth of algae
- Crack repair – Cracks are repaired using filler
- Rendering – You want damaged areas to match the existing surface, and rendering achieves this
- Bagging – Creating unique stabilisation and adhesive qualities
- Masking – Anything that doesn’t need to be covered in wall insulation will be protected
- Applying primer – Primer creates a solid base for the insulation product
- Applying coating – The Home Logic Wall Insulation is applied
- Final cleaning – Don’t worry; we’ll remove any mess caused during the job
How Much Does External Wall Insulation Cost?
It’s hard for us to put a precise figure on the cost of external wall insulation. Figures from the Energy Saving Trust show that prices can start at around £8,000, and reach in excess of £20,000, at the top end of the scale. It all depends on what you’re looking for.
There are a variety of different factors which can influence the cost of external insulation for park homes, including things like the property size, location and quantity of wall space.
You can book a free, no-obligation site survey with us today and we’ll be in touch with a competitive quote.
How Much Will You Save?
Now you know how much it might cost you to insulate the exterior of your home, you might find yourself wondering how much money you could actually save by installing external wall insulation.
Obviously, the amount you’ll save on energy bills will depend on the size of your home, as well as a range of other factors, but did you know that on a detached home, external insulation could cut your energy bills by £455?
These figures are only an average, which means many families save even more than this.
Where Can I Buy External Wall Insulation?
If you’re ready to buy this product, look no further – you can get it right here at Home Logic! Our team of external wall insulation specialists know a thing or two about insulating homes.
We have years of industry experience between us, and we swear by this product for its efficiency and ease of use.
When it comes to applying this product, we love that there’s minimal disruption to your daily life, and with such a simple application process to install it, you don’t need to worry about damaging your building’s exterior. We take care of everything, so you can just sit back, and enjoy a more energy efficient home.
If you’re considering insulating your park home, then get in touch via our online booking form
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