Certified External Wall Insulation for Green Homes Grant

The ProRend EIFS System for Green Homes Grant with updated SWIGA guarantee

The ProRend external wall insulation system, from UK-based manufacturer SAS Europe, is ready for use with the Green Homes Grant and is now available with an independent guarantee, giving further peace of mind to property owners. The ProRend EIFS external insulation system has been providing thermal efficiency and protection from exposure for properties in the UK since 2001.

The ProRend External Insulation Finishing System (EIFS) insulates buildings with modern external insulation under a durable and decorative render finish. This reduces heating bills and condensation while giving a new facade to outer walls, with a render coating available in a range of colours and finishes.

ProRend EIFS is now available with an additional SWIGA guarantee. The Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency (SWIGA) ensures that the correct system is used for building type, and that the system is installed by a trained contractor. A SWIGA spokesperson said: “Installation of solid wall insulation is a proven, reliable process and has been established for over 25 years. The SWIGA Quality Framework and Guarantee provides additional peace of mind and access to technical expertise in the event of any defect arising in the design, workmanship or materials.”

Additionally, homeowners and landlords can now apply for a Green Homes Grant to install external insulation on solid wall properties. For most people, the grant will cover two-thirds of the cost up to a maximum of £5,000. For homeowners on lower incomes, the scheme could provide up to a value of £10,000. Apply on the Simple Energy Advice website from the end of this month (September 2020). If you are an installer and would like to take on Green Homes Grant projects, you will need to register with the government TrustMark Scheme.

External wall insulation installers will find the EPS and mineral wool options for ProRend EIFS, and the range of thin coat render finishes on the SAS Europe website, and can also order free samples of the render. The ProRend EIFS System is finished with ProRend Colourtex thin coat render- download the brochure with colour swatches here.

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