Case Studies: House in Kildare

Front view of a semi detached home in Kildare
Image of property

This typical 3 bed semi was constructed in 2003 as part of the mass construction of housing estates in the Dublin commuter belt. The young couple who purchased the property had difficulty heating the house and complained to the building contractors of draughts and cold spots throughout the house. As the interior of the house was finished to a high level the only solution was to insulate externally.

The Solution

The builders contracted Sean Hughes, a Soltherm Trained Applicator, to provide the solution. After completing their analysis, Sean Hughes advised that Soltherm System 3 External Insulation was the solution.

To achieve a U-Value of 0.24W/m2K, to seal and eliminate all cold bridging, Soltherm 80mm P.I.R Insulation Board was specified to retrofit the existing house. All existing rainwater pipes and external fittings were removed. Soltherm 80mm P.I.R. Insulation Boards were mechanically fixed using Soltherm Mechanical Fixings. Window cills were extended using Soltherm Pressed Aluminium Powder Coated cill extensions.

All window reveals were returned to the window frame using Soltherm 30mm P.I.R. Insulation Board to eliminate all cold bridging. The insulation was sealed to the window and door frame using Soltherm Expanding Neoprene Sealing Tape to provide Air Tightness.

Soltherm Alkali Resting Glass Mesh was embedded in 3/4mm Soltherm Adhesive Coat and troweled to a smooth finish. Soltherm 1.5mm Sand Finish to selected colour was applied as the finish coat.

Client Comments

Returning years later, to find the same couple still living in the house, the product has stood the test of time. “Why would we live anywhere else, said Mr OReilly. We have a very warm house and we use very little heating.”

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