The project was to upgrade the energy efficiency and aesthetics of a Park Home. A typical Park Home occupies a thin, single skin wall which makes them very difficult to heat.
The standards for Park Homes are significantly below those set by current building regulations, meaning that many Park Home owners are living in fuel poverty.
We used a Wetherby External Wall Insulation system to enhance the property and help reduce the owner’s fuel bills. An initial assessment of the Park Home was carried out by independent engineers S K Consulting to check for any issues or defects within the existing property and to ensure the suitability for External Wall Insulation. Pull out tests were also completed by a Wetherby Technical Site Manager who ensured that no additional methods of support were required.
We made all the repairs required to the Park Home and prepared the substrate ready for the system to be installed. The beads and profiles were then fixed to the substrate along with 70mm Epsitherm (enhanced EPS). K&A Basecoat and glass fibre reinforcing mesh was then installed to provide a highly impact resistant layer. The property was finished with WBS 1.5mm silicone ‘K’ render in 0500N (white) to give a clean, fresh look.
Additional insulation was also installed to the chassis of the property to ensure the Park Home received the full thermal benefits of the refurbishment. The Park Home owner was looking to further enhance the aesthetics of her property and so we proposed and designed an attractive brick quoin pattern using Wetherby 15mm brick slips in Laguna, which created a striking feature to the Park Home.
The Externally Insulated Park Home will;
- Reduce its Carbon Footprint
- Lower Energy Bills
- Reduce Noise Intrusion
- Improve the aesthetics
- Reduce inside Summer temperatures