Park Home Resident Magazine - Page 12



Finally think about your health,
living in a cold, damp home
causes and can make
worse some health
conditions and the
financial or personal
cost of managing them.
When you look at the
figures over two, five or ten years it
can make it a much easier choice”.
So why do homes with Premium
External Wall Insulation look
like bungalows?
Ann explained: “I know I am biased
but they do look lovely with our
system on. The transformation is
because they have thicker walls.
When you add the poly, and it MUST
be the graphite grey poly because
it works better at insulating than
the old-fashioned white stuff from
years ago, it brings the walls out
so that the windows appear to be
set back in the home. It’s this wall
thickness plus the modern way
we render the home with no more
sharp surfaces and a rock hard
finish that gives that “bungalow”
feel to the home”.
External Wall
Insulation
ASK FOR A FULL WRITTEN QUOTE THAT DETAILS THE EXACT
SPECIFICATION OF WHAT THE SYSTEM IS MADE UP OF.
CHECK WHO THE COMPANY IS ACCREDITED WITH (SUCH AS WHICH
TRUSTED TRADERS, NICEIC, TRUSTMARK, QICA).
CHECK WHAT QUALIFICATIONS THE PERSON HAS WHO WILL BE
PUTTING THE SYSTEM ON YOUR HOME.
ASK TO SEE A COPY OF THEIR GUARANTEES. IS IT AN INDEPENDENT
INSURANCE BACKED GUARANTEE?
ASK FOR REFERENCES AND TO SEE THEIR INSURANCE.
DON’T GO WITH THE FIRST COMPANY YOU SPEAK TO.
CHECK THEY ARE REGISTERED WITH THE ICO TO MAKE SURE YOUR
DATA IS SAFE ON WWW.ICO.ORG.UK
TAKE YOUR TIME, ASK QUESTIONS, SPEAK TO OTHER CUSTOMERS.
Cheap products are cheap for a If the company you speak to cant
So is one system pretty much
reason, whether the product is show you beautiful homes with
like another?
of a lower quality, whether the happy customers then that may be
“Definitely not, I mentioned that you
must have the preimum grey poly
but it’s also about how the home
is finished. Our homes have extra
protection built into vulnerable
corners and edges around doors
to prevent damage and our render
is multi-layered with strengthening
materials sandwiched into it”.
Why do prices vary for External
Wall Insulation?
“You have to remember that there
is no set standard product or
system so every company uses
different products and some
are good and some are bad. As
External Wall Insulation is working
to protect, stabilize as well as warm
your home you need to be sure
you know EXACTLY what makes
up the system. Ask for a list of all
the different components that they
are using and check they really use
them.
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people who install it have not
been trained or perhaps important
but expensive tests, such as a
specific fire-test for park homes
have not been conducted. There
are many companies claiming firecertificates but typically they are for
an individual component or for a
bricks and mortar home”.
a sign that all is not well.
Ask for a written, detailed quote
and make sure they have details
of what exactly is going on their
home. Check again that this is on
the contract too.
Importantly, to stay safe you should
check the company is registered
with
accreditation
companies
So can External Wall Insulation
and offers an insurance-backed
damage a home?
guarantee, that way they have
“No, not if it is installed properly by a protection if something goes wrong
specialist company but any building or if the company ceases trading”.
work conducted by cowboys can,
in theory, cause damage so you
just need to take care, do your
homework and make sure the
www.insulatedhomes.net
company you use is reputable.
Talk to friends and neighbours,
have a look at completed homes,
we have homes around the country
that the owners are proud of and
are happy for people to look at.
Tel. 01647 24599
info@insulatedhomes.net





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