Norman and Angela Byford bought their 1920s detached house in 1965. Despite being a much-loved family home, Angela had always described it as a ‘cold house’. Not only that, the exterior was looking tired; the walls of the house were typical of the era, with a rough pebbledash finish that was unattractive and difficult to paint, so it really was in need of a ‘facelift’.
When Norman retired, the couple chose InBuild to install external wall insulation to the property. The company recommended 60mm phenolic insulation with a silicone thin coat render to the majority of the building. The rear single storey extension had blown insulation in the cavity with render only to part of it. This enabled the building to be the same colour and texture throughout.
The Byford’s were delighted to hear that through the Government’s ECO (Energy Company Obligation) Scheme, they would receive a grant which covered more than a third of the cost. This grant is not means tested and does not need to be repaid.
Norman and Angela are absolutely delighted with the end result. The house has been completely transformed externally with a fresh, smooth render finish which is maintenance free and will not need to be repainted. The insulation has made their home warmer and more comfortable, and should reduce their heating bills by more than £400 a year*.