A report to the Green Construction Board and Government by the Chief Construction Adviser, Peter Hansford, FREng, notes that of the existing 26 million homes in the UK, over 8 million of them have solid walls. It reports that Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) is an important measure to be deployed for improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions with these properties.
Benefits of treating such properties with SWI include
- Improving comfort, health and wellbeing for occupants
- Reducing overall energy demand
- Addressing fuel poverty
- Improving fabric and reducing maintenance costs
Whilst this Report focuses on external ‘cladding’ type insulation systems, we believe at ProPERLA we can provide an alternative route to achieving these benefits. Coating a building – from the roof down – with our range of super hydrophobic coating systems will keep the building dry and a dry building means a more energy efficient, warm and comfortable living environment for occupants. Additional benefits include improved fabric condition, lower maintenance costs and improvements generally to the streetscape and estate regeneration, making homes more desirable.