External Insulation

Insulating your solid walls could cut your heating costs substantially.  Many houses on the Island were built before the 1920′s and have solid walls which let through twice as much heat as cavity walls do.

The good news is they can be insulated –

ProRend External Insulation Finishing System, EIFS for short, is a complete render solution for new build and renovation properties both residential and commercial.

This external insulation system’s main aim is to comply with Building Regulations Part L, Conservation of Fuel and Power – helping property owners to achieve the current thermal conductivity requirements for walls.

It also delivers many other construction benefits such as providing an attractive, renewed appearance to the exterior and protecting it against the elements.


How It Works

The ProRend External Insulation Finishing System (EIFS) is installed in layers. ProRend EIFS can be installed using either expanded polystyrene (EPS), or mineral wool insulations, both of which boast superb green credentials. Following application of the insulation layers, the decorative render system is then applied.


Ideal Substrates

  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Timber Frame
  • Steel Frame
  • Existing Render


Building Regulation compliant

    • Part B Fire Safety
    • Part L Conservation of Fuel and Power

Watertight exterior and improves sound resistance

Can be applied without internal disruption to the household

Breathable render system

Low Maintenance

10 year Guarantee (+ an additional 5 year guarantee exclusive to Gary Charles Plastering customers)


External Insulation ProRend EIFS Isle of WightProRend External Insulation Finishing System Layers

  1. ProRend Lite Basecoat
  2. ProRend EIFS Platinum EPS
  3. ProRend Lite Basecoat
  4. ProMesh Grade 3
  5. ProRend Lite Basecoat
  6. ProRend Colourtex Primer
  7. ProRend Colourtex

The External Insulation Finishing System can be fixed to the wall in 2 different ways:

Adhesive - with secondary mechanical fixings
Rails - which mechanically hold the edges of the insulation

Gary Charles Plastering will talk you through the whole process and help you choose the external insulation method which is right for you and your property.


External Insulation Isle of Wight - Energy Savings TrustGovernment Grants & Help Spreading The Cost  

Did you know you could be eligible for a Government Grant?

The Government, energy suppliers and local authorities all provide grants to help you implement energy saving measures in your home, and if you are thinking about wall insulation, you could be eligible.

To find out more go to the Energy Savings Trust website or call them directly on 0300 123 1234 (calls charged at the national rate).