Overview

Bree 2-story completeAn External Wall Insulation (EWI) System is a composite cladding system comprised of suitable insulation and a waterproof coating which is applied to the external walls of a building on the outside. The application of EWI reduces heating bills, and consequently, carbon emissions also.

External Wall Insulation is the most efficient way to insulate the walls of an existing building. Fact.

Monaghan cottage beforeThis method uses the fabric of the building like a storage radiator. The heat in your home will warm the building’s fabric and this heat will be retained until the temperatures within the home begin to drop. At this point, the stored heat will begin to radiate back into the living space, keeping you warm and cosy for longer, without initiating your heating system. This is because the newly installed  external wall insulation will stop the heat before it can escape into the outside world.

With up to 40% heat lost through external walls, EWI can help reduce your heating bills by up to 40%. This is a very realistic and achievable figure in a building that previously had no wall insulation.  This in turn will also reduce your carbon footprint by cutting your CO2 emissions significantly.


SEAI launched the Better Energy Homes Scheme in May 2011 which provides grant assistance to homeowners for the installation of an EWI system. Better Energy is available for all homes built prior to 2006 and provides up to €4,500* for External Wall Insulation. Comfort Solutions will be glad to assist you with a grant application if you so require. See our Better Energy Homes section for further information on these grants or contact us for general information.

Monaghan cottage completeWe can prove by means of thermal imaging that external insulation is by far the most complete and efficient method of wall insulation. Thermal imaging can expose any weak points in an insulation system and has done so in many cases. If you wish to have thermal imaging carried out on your house, please contact us.

To view a gallery of previous installations and works in process, please click here. See example of "before" and "after" photos across for a typical Mayo cottage.

* €4,500 available to detached houses. Semi-detached or End-of-terrace houses are entitled to €3,400 and apartments and mid-terrace houses, €2,250. See our section on Better Energy Homes for further details on grants.

 

 

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Padraig and Margaret Doyle, Ba

We had external wall insulation installed on our detached bungalow and had an attic insulation upgrade during the summer of 2017. We are very pleased with the results as our house is now much cosier in winter time and holds the heat for much longer after the heating switches off... Read more

Martin Roche, Ballinamore

External Insulation

I was very impressed by the no-nonsense approach of the contractor, the price was agreed the contract completion date set and I was kept informed of progress and problems at all stages of the contract, everything was completed on time with no extras, the site was cleaned up every evening,... Read more

Barry & Marion Talbot, Westpor

We are pleased with all the work Fergus and his team have done to our house. We expected it to be good but it has surpassed all our expectations. The workmanship was first class and everyone was so helpful with any questions we asked. We would highly recommend Comfort Solutions... Read more

Barbara Bradby, Ballycroy

External Insulation, Loft insulation, DPC

Our little house by the sea in Co Mayo was a dream, but the damp was a nightmare. I looked into external insulation first as a solution for the damp which was breaking out on all the internal walls. The walls were concrete, there was condensation... Read more

Ruth Moore, Claremorris

Comfort solutions recently installed a wood pellet stove, new boiler and upgraded our heating controls. We couldn't be happier with the level of service from Fergus and his team. They are a... Read more

Dr. Roderick Peters, Newport

External Insulation

In the Spring of 2013, Comfort Solutions installed external wall and loft insulation at the home I had recently bought. Before the installation, I had been concerned at how quickly the house could become cold and damp.

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Michael Harrington, Westport

From the time we contacted Comfort Solutions, we were very pleased with the service we received. Fergus answered our queries professionally and dealt with all our concerns.

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Dermot Lavelle, Westport

Cavity Wall & Floor Insulation

I thoroughly recommend Fergus and the team at Comfort Solutions. I recently had a cavity fill and underfloor insulation carried out at my father's house. As he is elderly and living alone, maximising heat conservation while saving on energy bills is of great benefit and it... Read more

Sarah Willert, Newport

Attic Insulation, Boiler & Heating Controls upgrade

I am happy to recommend Fergus McManamon and the Comfort Solutions team who worked on my house. They did attic insulation, change of boiler and a series of improvements in heating and energy economy. The house is now warmer and dryer.

 

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David & Margaret Edis, Glenhes

Loft Insulation

I found Comfort Solutions through their web site. I contacted them and they came very quickly to give a quote on the day and at the time that was requested. Our loft although lagged was not up to current specifications. After some discussion we decided to just have our... Read more