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Stormdry Safeguards thermal performance

With the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards which came into effect from April this year, Safeguard has launched Stormdry EPC to help improve energy efficiency

Safeguard Europe has developed a cost-effective system to improve the energy efficiency of solid-walled properties. The launch of Stormdry EPC comes as the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) relating to rented properties have taken effect.

Stormdry EPC is said to provide a cost-effective way to improve the thermal performance of solid-walled properties.

The system combines two Safeguard technologies to treat a wall both inside and out: Stormdry masonry cream and a ‘skinny’ IWI panel. The result is a system which reduces the U-value of a damp, uninsulated masonry wall from 1.7 W/m2K down to 0.87 W/m2K.

According to the company, for a typical mid-terrace property with uninsulated solid walls that has an EPC rating of F, the application of the Stormdry EPC alone would be sufficient to move it up to the E rating required under MEES. For a ground floor flat or a small semi-detached house, the E rating could be achieved with very minor additional investment such as an insulating jacket for the boiler, energy efficient lighting and draft sealing.