If your home doesn't have cavity walls, you may find it trickier to install effective insulation. But there are solutions available, and one of these is to add a layer of insulation to the external walls of your home.

External wall insulation systems are becoming an increasingly popular choice with homeowners and property developers who are looking for ways to improve energy efficiency and lower energy bills. But few people realise that external insulation also offers many other benefits.

So why should you choose external wall insulation?

It can prevent damp inside your home

Provided the insulation has been installed properly, it can prevent cold spots on your internal walls, therefore minimising your chance of getting condensation. It also adds an extra layer of protection to your external walls, so brickwork is less likely to become damaged and potentially allow water to penetrate through.

It can improve your home's 'kerb appeal'

Because the insulation needs to be covered with a coat of render, it will instantly make the exterior of your home look more attractive. You can also opt for a coloured render, which means you won't have to keep repainting the outside of your home to maintain its smart appearance.

It can be installed with minimum disruption 

Unlike internal insulation systems, you can go about your everyday life inside your home without having to worry about the mess of construction work. Plus, you won't have to redecorate every room once the work has been completed. 

It will stand the test of time

Most external wall insulation systems are made of high-quality durable materials, which means that they could potentially last a lifetime. So even though you may initially pay more than you would for other insulation solutions, external wall insulation can provide you with a better long-term investment.