Energy Saving

Thermal Masonry Protection Cream

When masonry gets wet it loses its insulation properties, much in the same way that wet clothes make you feel cold. By creating a deep water-repellent zone on the masonry surface, Stormdry ensures that the masonry remains dry throughout the year – maximising its thermal resistance or “R” value. This reduces heat loss through the masonry, saving energy.

Reducing Carbon Emissions from Hard to Treat Properties

The UK Government has set a target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. Much of this will have to be met by reducing the carbon footprint of the UK’s housing stock.

It is estimated that 85% of UK’s existing housing stock will still be in use in the year 2050 so, even if we build a new generation of “green” homes, measures will still have to be taken to reduce the carbon footprint of the existing housing stock.

In most cases, the easiest improvement can be achieved by upgrading loft insulation to reduce heat loss. However, this measure will not address the large proportion of heat loss that occurs through the walls of a building. Where a house is built of cavity wall construction, cavity wall insulation can provide an effective solution. However many houses are built of solid wall construction or have cavity walls that are not suitable for cavity wall insulation (e.g. cavity too narrow). These properties often fall under the “Hard to Treat” or “HTT” category used by housing professionals to denote properties for which reducing energy consumption presents difficulties for technical, economic, or social reasons.

StormDry Offers a Solution

In most cases the energy savings achieved by treating masonry with Stormdry will not be as high as those achieved using internal or external insulation. However the use of Stormdry has the advantage of allowing the thermal resistance of walls to be improved on “hard to treat” properties that would not otherwise be insulated. For this reason Stormdry has an important role to play in reducing carbon emissions from buildings. Because Stormdry is applied to the outside of the building, disruption to the occupants is minimised.