NEP project manage solid wall insulation installs from initial sign up to final sign off. They ensure the job is completed to the highest standard and in line with building regulations.
During the works the team work closely with the contractor and householder to make sure disruption is kept to a minimum. They are responsible of any planning correspondence, if needed, on the householder’s behalf and work with Planning to come to a solution should an approval issue arise.
What is Solid wall insulation?
Solid wall insulation is the installation of thermal boards on to the inside or outside of a property. Properties built before the 1930s (concrete houses are also suitable) are known as ‘solid brick’ and do not have a gap to fill with insulation unlike ‘cavity’ walls. The only way to insulate this type of home is with solid wall insulation.
What are the benefits?
- up to 45% of household heat is retained
- savings of up to £380 a year can be made on a household heating bill
- the thermal efficiency of a property is improved and therefore increases comfort levels too
- the insulation acts as a noise barrier
- this improvement may increase the value of a property
How much does it cost?
To provide an accurate quote, we would need to carry out a technical survey at your property and discuss whether internal or external would be suitable, or a mix of both. The technical report is then sent to three of our local, accredited contractors to produce a quote.
We have access to a small amount of funding that would go towards the cost of the work – up to £500 per property. Unfortunately the days of 75% government grants are now behind us. To give you an idea of cost, to insulate a straight forward 3 bed semi-detached property with external solid wall insulation you’d be looking at paying between £10,000 – £15,000. Unfortunately, due to the rise in solid wall insulation materials over the past couple of years, this measure has become much more expensive.
NEP’s SWI Track Record within the private sector
- 2015 – 2018 Partner in European Union Funded Remourban Smart Cities Project: Completed 50 external SWI installs, Sneinton
- 2015-2016 11 Harder to Treat Properties – these are properties that are typically more challenging to insulate i.e. Victorian terraces, cross-wall and British Steel Framed (BISF)
- 2013-2015 Completed 379 city-wide SWI installs under Nottingham City Council’s Greener HousiNG programme – areas included Clifton, Wollaton Park Estate, Sherwood, St Anns and Bilborough
- 2010 – 2011 Project lead for Aspley Super Warm Zone, a £2.8 million project (one of 100 Government Community Energy Saving Programmes), completed 1,300 private sector SWI installs in Aspley
Get in touch
For advice or to arrange a technical survey please contact our Home Improvement Manager Darren Barker.
Tel: 0115 985 3008