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External or Internal Wall Insulation – Which is the best solution for the thermal upgrade of existing solid masonry walls?

External or Internal Wall Insulation – Which is the best solution for the thermal upgrade of existing solid masonry walls?

By Steve Duke: Sales Director – Refurbishment & Contracting (Knauf Insulation Northern Europe)

There is an ongoing debate about which is the best solution for the thermal upgrade of existing solid masonry walls. Which is the optimum solution, external wall insulation (EWI) or internal wall insulation (IWI)? The answer could be both, neither, or the installation of both systems as a hybrid solution. The truth is that insulating solid walls can be complicated and the relative merits of the available options should be considered on a project by project basis. Continue reading

Full Fill for the Full Facts

Full Fill for the Full Facts

By Steve Smith: Product Manager – Glass Mineral Wool (Knauf Insulation Northern Europe)

When I used to speak to people about insulation of cavity walls, I couldn’t help but leave the conversation thinking that partial fill was the most popular solution of choice. It was only after doing a little research that I found something quite opposite, and that full-fill solutions actually account for more than 85% of the market according to Construction Markets Report published last year. Continue reading