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.