House construction during the twentieth century, within the
UK, is interesting and varied including the development of massproduced
industrialised housing evolved during the 1940's and 50's
helping alleviate acute housing problems caused by two world wars
External wall insulation is a particularly useful insulating
method developed for exterior masonry walls over the last 30 years.
First used in Europe for building refurbishment, recent innovations
are now making the systems useful in new-build constructions
Fixing a thermal insulation layer to the exterior of a building is an extremely potent method of generally up-grading the wall’s thermal performance and the building’s habitability. Almost invariably internal condensation problems are alleviated. As a result of th...
Some fuel related workers had free fuel as part of their pay, transport in particular used fuel very inefficiently and domestic central heating was just beginning to be promoted in substantial numbers. All of these factors led to substantial increases in the use of f...
But what of the many thousands of occupied houses which are uninsulated or poorly insulated? The only true remedy avoiding massive upheavals is to externally insulate them, giving them a new lease of life both with comfort and appearance.
The author, Christopher J Pearson, a qualified Building Surveyor, formally the Managing Director of Epsicon Limited, a major supplier of EWI components, successfully externally insulated many thousands of buildings of all descriptions over the years up to 2000, since r...
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Most of the claddings promoted within "The Complete Guide to External Wall Insulation" are principally wet-render systems without any air space between the finish and the insulation layer, fire-barriers for multi-storey buildings are promoted at compartment positions.