Fixing Problem Insulation Areas in Your Home

Thermopro Cold Bridging insulationWhy Fix Problem Insulation Areas in Your Home

Why should we address these areas because is doing something better than doing nothing at all?

The simple answer to this question is that it makes commercial sense to do the installation right first time and provide a continuous insulation layer.

Irrespective of the debates on what insulation materials should be used on different wall types, if these junctions are not addressed then the return on your investment is diminished as well as an increased after care cost of fixing the problems that arise by not addressing these areas in the first place.

It’s About Savings

A simple example – a EWI system is installed which should save you £500 per annum on your heating costs. This calculation assumes that all areas of the walls are insulated but obviously if they are not this saving will reduce. Let’s assume that it takes £5000 to install a EWI system without addressing the junctions and £6000 with the junctions addressed. We will look at 10, 20 & 30% percentage reduction in performance which would reflect how many thermal bridges could arise on particular properties – if the property has a deep soffit the then thicker insulation will reach the top of the wall as opposed to a property that has no soffit then the insulation will fall short by up to 150mm.

£5000 – so savings per year will be £450, £400.£350 reflecting 10,20,30% reduction so payback ranges from 11.12 years to 14.28 years and does not include any potential maintenance costs.

£6000 – £500 per year – 12 years and no maintenance costs


Enviroform Solutions Open Day Southern Regional College

Enviroform Event InviteLearn About Home Insulation from the Experts

WHEN: 14 January, 10.00am

WHERE: Southern Regional College

We are holding an open day at Southern Regional College to provide information on home insulation.

What you need to know, whether your home is a new build, a heritage building or is just old and needs refurbishment. Many people don’t realise that different types of homes require different types of home insulation.Fitting the wrong type of insulation can cost you money in the long term, particularly when you think you have solved a problem only to realise that it hasn’t gone away.

At our Open Day we are aiming to provide information that enables homeowners to ask the right questions and ensure that the work they commission is specific to their particular building and its requirements.

So come along, find out about tailored insulation, Cold Bridging and damp proofing your home.

This is a free event, to confirm your registration please email by 10th January 2016.

Trademark for ThermoPro Cold Bridging Solution

A Unique Cold Bridging Product

Enviroform have been granted a trademark for “Thermo-Pro”, our range of unique cold bridging product to address the cold bridging areas which arise when installing EWI onto existing homes. In addition we have been granted a European Patent on their soil pipe and fascia product included within this range.

Bonfield Review

Given the recent Bonfield Review announced into the quality of EWI installations and in particular detailing at critical junctions, Enviroform are now in a position to support the supply chain with a range of cost effective and technically proven products.

The 5 key areas that must be considered before installing EWI but are widely overlooked due to a number of reasons are:

Insulation for Reveals and Sills

1 – Reveals / Sills – the depth of insulation on window reveals is highly restricted by the opening fan lights, so this is an area which is rarely addressed because the standard product, 20mm EPS is just too thick to accommodate this and the area is ignored. However Thermo-Bead at 5 & 10mm thick will work in almost most situations and allow this area to be addressed. A 10mm aerogel strip can also be placed underneath the new sill between the frame and the EWI system to address the cold bridge in this area.

Soil Pipe Insulation

2 – Soil Pipes – the best practice here is to remove and realign with new pipes but if this is not an option then Thermo-Pro Soil Pipe can be used and there is no need to remove the soil pipe especially in the case of cast iron. This system also can be used for gate posts allowing the original gate to be reinstated and no encroachment on space for access.

The Problem with Fascias

3 – Fascia – where no soffit exists then this 100-150mm gap is ignored and the system stops short creating a cold area which directly co-insides with the warmest part of the wall on the inside as heat rises.. Thermo-Pro Fascia is Ultra –thin, easy to install and new standard uPVC or aluminum guttering can be re-instated.

Lead Flashing Insulation

4 – Lead Flashing – EWI systems cannot be fixed trough existing flashing around bay windows or where one story is connected to two stories. This leaves a 150mm cold area at this junction, which can be addressed using Thermo-Flash. Thermo-Flash insulates and refreshes the appearance of the old flashing to match your new render finish.

Below DPM Insulation

5 – Below DPM – most EWI projects do not install any insulation below DPM level in current projects probably due to the difficulty and cost in addressing this area. Thermo-Trac provides an easy to install, pre-finished and thermally effective insulated profile to overcome all of the problems that system installers encounter.