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Wrap a Coat Around Your Home - Insulation

The best way that Eco Arteriors can help you to make your home more energy efficient is to improve the thermal insulation of the house, such as the walls. There are three ways to insulate your home. External wall insulation, internal wall insulation and cavity wall insulation. Other ways to stop heat loss and soring heating bills are to insulate your loft or room in roof and the floor. 

One of the biggest irritations of the British homeowner is how freezing it is indoors in the winter and at this particular moment they’re horrified at the catastrophic prices it cost to heat a home to where it is bearable but how can you relax when you can hear the meter ticking burning your hard earned away. 

When you explain the amount of heat lost that disperse through your walls (34%) people aren’t that surprised because for years we have been feeling the benefits of just simply putting a sausage at the foot of our doors - do people still do that?

The right solution for you will be determined by the construction of your property and its location – an experienced and approved installer will be able to survey your home and decide which is best. Eco Arteriors ltd can offer all these options. 

Adding insulation to your house is an effective way to save energy by reducing the amount heat needed for your home, saving you money on energy bills as well as lowering your carbon footprint and also helping the UK to fulfil its goal for lowering its carbon footprint by 2050.

A third of the warmth pumped into a house leaks out of uninsulated walls. Making your heating system work harder to maintain an ambient temperature. External and cavity wall insulation will help to keep heating costs low and avoiding overworking your boiler.

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The 2050 target

The Climate Change Act commits the UK government by law to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 100% of 1990 levels (net zero) by 2050.

Mould Removal

Cracks: subsidence and heave to buildings

Minor cracks in house plaster, rendering and even brickwork are often the result of shrinkage as the structure dries out. Such cracks are not serious and can be repaired during normal maintenance, but more serious structural cracks are due to movement of the foundations. Trees planted too close to a building can add to the problem by removing moisture from the site, causing subsidence of the foundations as the supporting earth collapses. Tree-felling can be just as damaging; the surrounding soil, which has become stabilized over years, swells as it takes up the moisture which has been removed previously by the tree-root system. Upward movement of ground, known as heave, distorts the foundation until cracks appear. 


Cracks can be crack-bonded with a non-shrink pure epoxy resin and voids pressure grouted to fill holes and bond surfaces stopping further movement.


General purpose thixotropic epoxy resin for bonding cracked masonry, metal fixings and anchors. Non-shrink thixotropic epoxy. Flows easily under pressure to fill voids, strengthen porous masonry and bond cracked masonry. Fills cracks from 2mm – 20mm wide. Gels rapidly and cures within 24 hours.

                                    Mould on walls


We at Eco Arteriors have had a few enquiries about damp stains so following on from our first brief article we thought we would write some more on the subject.

There are innumerable species of mould growth and lichens here in UK which first appear as tiny, coloured specks or patches on render and masonry. They gradually merge until the surface is covered with colours that range from bright orange to yellow, green, grey and black.

Moulds and lichens will only flourish in damp conditions, so try to cure the source of the problem before treating the growth. If one side of the house always faces away from the sun, for example, it will have little chance to dry out. Relieve the situation by cutting back any overhanging trees or shrubs to increase ventilation to the wall. Check for leaks. Maybe look at your gutter system for blockages and leaks check if your gutter system is inadequate for the volume of rain that can suddenly come down.


                          Removing the growth


Brush the wall area vigorously with a stiff bristle brush. This can be an unpleasant, dusty job, so wear a facemask. Brush away from you to avoid getting anything in your eyes. This will not eradicate all the microscopic spores so a solution of bleach and water must be brushed on with an old paintbrush. If the problem persists, then seek out a fungicide solution from most DIY places. Or you could of course give Eco Arteriors a call.

External wall insulation (EWI) are primely based on Rockwool, Mineral Wool or Expanded Polystyrene Insulation (EPS).

Both are considered safe and have passed rigorous safety standards.

Expanded Polystyrene Insulation Boards are predominantly used on low rise dwellings. They are manufactured using beads of foam within a mould. Heat or steam is applied directly causing them to expand and fuse together this process results in a closed-cell structure, but not a closed-cell insulation board (due to voids between the beads).

XPS (extruded polystyrene insulation) is manufactured using extrusion: a continuous process which results in a closed-cell structure this closed-cell structure prevents water penetrating and provides long term strength and durability.


Euro-class A1 non-combustible and are the safest insulation materials: Rockwool, Mineral Wool insulation boards contain fire and prevent it from spreading throughout the building without the release smoke and toxic emissions.

EPS melt and hold together by mechanical fixings without spreading the fire.


Eco Arteriors use External Wall Insulation in Nottingham and surrounding areas such as Derby and Leicestershire that comply to all safety standards. 

Is External Wall Insulation (EWI) flammable?

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