External wall insulation - permission needed or crack on?

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Re: External wall insulation - permission needed or crack on?

Post by Escape Committee » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:07 am

After the Storm wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:42 pm
If you are going to change the exterior of a building, you need permission. We haven't done external wall insulation ourselves as anything that has been renovated was done from scratch so easy to insulate the inside walls. Seen quite a few adverts and articles here now for adding insulation that way so don't see that there would be any objections unless perhaps if the building did not come under the standard planning rules.
Could I aslk what you use? I'd rather keep internal features - I look at the inside of my house more than the outside :)

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Re: External wall insulation - permission needed or crack on?

Post by Le-Dolly » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:19 pm

Answer the 'phone when "isolation experts" ring, at the moment, amongst the other offers, exterior insulation, double flux VMC's and Air Source Heat pumps are available.
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Re: External wall insulation - permission needed or crack on?

Post by Escape Committee » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:29 pm

Just to be clear, I'm not selling anything :)

I dealt with some of the 'specialists' before deciding to DIY fitting it to my house here in the UK. It really isn't the specialist/expensive process that vendors would have you believe.

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Re: External wall insulation - permission needed or crack on?

Post by DominicBest » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:31 am

Escape Committee wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:05 am
bluebird wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:49 pm
If the external wall is built from limestone, doesn't it need the breath? Considering all the moisture it holds.


We've not bought but I'm starting to look and would be after something rural so I think I'm more likely to find an older house 'for renovation' than a newer eco built house. I'd not be averse to buying something small on a reasonable sized plot with the intention of extending in an eco build way.
In my part of rural France there are always plenty of reasonably new well insulated houses for sale. Many of them would work out much cheaper than renovating an older property.
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Re: External wall insulation - permission needed or crack on?

Post by RobertArthur » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:45 pm

Recommended French reading: SystèmeD.
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