Transform your home inside and out FITTING EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION CAN NOT ONLY MAKE YOUR HOME COSIER, MORE VALUABLE AND LESS COSTLY TO HEAT - IT CAN ALSO VASTLY IMPROVE ITS APPEARANCE 50 | NOVEMBER 2015 P lanning to give the outside of your house a makeover? Traditional render or cladding can transform the look of your home, but you won't get all the additional benefits that come from using external wall insulation. You can make your home cosier and more energy-efficient at the same time as freshening up its appearance by fitting external wall insulation. It will save you money on bills and increase the value of your property. What is external wall insulation and how does it work? External wall insulation consists of a layer of insulation boards, which are fitted to the outside of a building with mechanical fixings and adhesive. It's then covered with protective layers of render or cladding. Contrary to popular belief, external wall insulation doesn't have to be fitted to a solid wall. Cavity walls and non-traditional constructions may also benefit, and it can make a property look more appealing.