How to insulate single-skin construction

Common issues and queries you can face

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Thick materials required

Single-skin solid wall construction requires very thick materials to provide a good thermal performance. It takes space and the construction becomes heavy.

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Poor resistance to weather

Even with thick masonry blocks in single skin construction, the need for a protective and decorative cladding is there to achieve proper resistance to weather.

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Poor sealing

Without careful detailing at openings, water can track around windows and door frames etc. bypassing seals at openings.

Good quality and reliable seals are paramount. Simple gun-applied sealants used with cavity construction are often poorly applied. If they fail for whatever reason with single-skin construction, the construction is immediately exposed.

Step by step solution

weber solution

  1. Use webertherm OM External Insulation System