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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Mike Dalton, Westport

External Insulation

I employed Comfort Solutions to install external insulation on my existing 1930's house which has solid mass concrete walls. At the tender process I contacted a number of contractors, I found Comfort Solutions had the best system around, it is a patented system with a proven track record.

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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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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

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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Dermot Lavelle, Westport

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 has been noticeable over the... Read more

Tom Healy, Ballina

From start to finish my experience of Comfort Solutions has been very good. I found the Company to be first class in particular Fergus McManamon. I am delighted with the final product and I am in no doubt we will see the benefit of it way into the future.

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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

Happy Customer, Newport

I decided to have the insulation of my 2005 built house checked after finding it difficult to keep the rooms warm during the bad winter of 2015/16. Draughts, cold spots and a boiler that was always on the go meant it was time to do something. After a lot of... Read more

Happy Customer, Westport

Cavity Wall & Loft Insulation

The advice I received from Comfort Solutions was excellent. We opted for the cavity wall filling and loft insulation. Quality of materials and workmanship, I couldn't fault. Since their work, I would estimate that we are saving about 30% on our fuel bills and have a... Read more

Audrey Ní Fhearghail and Lorca

The external insulation that Comfort Solutions Ireland installed for us has made a huge difference to how warm our house is. From the start of the process, they proved to be professional and easy to deal with.

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