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External Wall Insulation Planning Permission

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Did you know that insulating the external walls of your home could make a significant cut in your overall energy bills?

For this reason, it is well known that solid walls let through twice as much heat as cavity walls; but both types can be externally insulated.

But do you require external wall insulation planning permission for either option? Read on to find out!

Do I Need External Wall Insulation Planning Permission?

In most cases, external wall insulation planning permission is not required.

The main exception to this rule is if the work carried out changes the facade of your property in terms of its appearance.  Listed buildings may also throw up some issues, as regulations are usually a lot tighter around such properties.

We always advise checking with your local authority from the outset, as there isn’t a hard and fast rule to this subject.

Currently, Government Building Regulations stipulate that if more than 25% of a wall is to be insulated externally, the entire wall surface should be brought up to current standards. This is the typical case in normal circumstances, but again it is always best to check the rules of your particular constituency.

Then again, if you’re going to insulate a quarter of your property’s exterior, you might as well do the whole lot!

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This material reduces water absorption with an invisible insulation barrier reaching up to 17mm deep into your masonry. What’s more, this product has a life span of up to 20 years. Result!

Benefits of External Wall Insulation

So… you’ve got to grips with the product-but what are the benefits? Here’s a few of the main plus points of exterior wall insulation:

  • Application doesn’t disrupt the household
  • Provides a fresh appearance for your outer walls
  • Improved sound insulation
  • Enhanced weatherproofing
  • Fills or covers cracks and gaps in your masonry
  • Reduces draughts coming into your property
  • Protects your brickwork

Home Logic Wall Insulation: The Science Behind the Success

Home Logic Wall Insulation is a wonderfully innovative new wall insulation product, used by our in-house team of specialists.

This material reduces water absorption with an invisible insulation barrier reaching up to 17mm deep into your masonry. What’s more, this product has a life span of up to 20 years! The protective wall coating is sprayed on using high-spec industrial machinery, for quick and easy application. Customers can choose from a range of colours and textured coatings as well.

As mentioned above, if you are to choose a different colour or design option that changes the appearance of your home, external wall insulation planning permission will be required.

Typically, this is a relatively straight-forward application process and the vast majority of our customers have no problem obtaining that permission.

We’d be more than happy to give some advice and direction on the subject if you are in this situation.

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Home Logic Wall Insulation chemically bonds to the surface of brickwork and porous surfaces. The product is based on the latest nanotechnology and reacts with certain mineral groups. This causes the material to actively bond with surfaces such as concrete and brick

Moisture and Ventilation: The Lowdown

Worried that spraying insulation material onto your home may make the walls vapour impermeable? Don’t be worried!

Home Logic Wall Insulation chemically bonds to the surface of brickwork and porous surfaces. The product is based on the latest nanotechnology and reacts with certain mineral groups. This causes the material to actively bond with surfaces such as concrete and brick.

However, the masonry is still very much able to breathe! It is still permeable to water vapour and air but repels dirt, pollution, algae and rain water absorption.

This ‘breathing’ action also helps to improve thermal conductivity and insulation qualities.

Intrigued? Talk To Our Team Today!

You can reduce water absorption by more than 95%, with the installation of Home Logic Wall Insulation.

Call us today on 0800 1700 636 or email survey@homelogic.co.uk for more information. Alternatively, you can obtain a free site survey and a no-obligation quote for your property instead by simply clicking the button below!