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Anti Condensation Thermal Plastering

Peter Cox offer an anti-condensation thermal plastering system for solid walls. This system can help reduce energy bills by improving the thermal efficiency of the property and by preventing cold spots where condensation issues can occur.

Excess moisture is created by everyday activities such as cooking, showering and even breathing. Normally moisture will remain in the atmosphere, but as the room air temperature drops, the ability of air to hold moisture reduces, and the air becomes saturated. Condensation and mould can then form on cold spots in the home due to the excess moisture in the air, typically on external North facing walls. Our anti condensation thermal plastering can help remove these cold spots, improving the living conditions of the treated area.

Due to the thin tile design your walls can be insulated without costly alterations to skirting boards, windows, covings and radiators. The product meets Building Regulations for use where it is not functionally or technically possible to install thicker insulation systems.

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A clever solution for Condensation

Our thermal plastering system can be installed over existing sound plaster while retaining the character of your property. Flexible tiles allow even the most awkward shapes and curves to be insulated.

Various base coat plasters can be used to increase impact resistance or simply skim coated to minimise loss of space. Once plastered, it creates a smooth wall surface ready for decoration.

The system can also be used in conjunction with other insulation systems, allowing you to design a full insulation system for your home, helping to save energy and prevent condensation

Innovative, insulated trim beads are used against door and window frames to reduce the problem of cold bridging. Specially designed reveal tiles allow the system to be installed with minimal impact on doors and window openings.

It can also be installed with or without removing skirting boards and decorative coving by using plaster trim beads.

Installing thermal plastering provides immediate benefits to your premises. Unwelcoming cold spots and patches are transformed, providing a healthier environment and reducing the risk of unsightly mould.

Features and Benefits

  • This system allows walls to be insulated without costly alterations to skirting boards, windows, covings and radiators.
  • Although only 15mm thick, the system reduces heat loss of up to 40% through 9 inch brick walls (thermal resistance testing conducted by The University of Salford), creating a more comfortable living environment and reducing energy bills.
  • Meets building regulations for use where it is not functionally or technically possible to install thicker insulation systems.
  • Supplied in convenient flexible tiles that allow it to be installed around awkward shapes and curves.
  • Once flexible tiles are installed, the wall is then ready to be plastered, reuslting in a wall surface ready for decoration.
  • The product has been tested by the Building Research Establishment to BS 476 Fire propagation and Surface spread of flame. It achieved Class O fire rating.

Vapour Barriers and Ventilation

This system does not require the installation of a vapour barrier. However, it is recommended that air vapour pressure and relative humidity should be controlled within the property through appropriate ventilation. A vent should be installed where additional ventilation is required.

The World Health Organisation suggests “indoor air quality in living areas is best around 18-20°C, 50-60% relative humidity and with a minimum 10 litre/ second ventilation rate.”

Before thermal plastering installation

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Prior to thermal plastering installation, mould can be seen forming on a cold wall.

After thermal system tiles installation

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Thermal system tiles installation complete and wall ready for plastering. Once the tiles have been installed the surface is then plastered to give a hard surface ready for decoration. The majority of wallpaper and paint types can be used once the plaster finish is dried.

Thermal System Plastering

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Plaster is applied to wall following the installation of thermal system tiles. Thermal system can also be installed with or without removing skirting boards and decorative coving by using plaster trim beads.

The Experts in tackling damp and condensation problems

Condensation can be significantly reduced through sufficient ventilation and ensuring the property is well heated and ventilated. Peter Cox offer a range of energy saving services that help significantly improve the retention of heat in your home.

This product can be used in conjunction with external masonry protection cream to prevent moisture ingress, protecting the thermal values of the wall by keeping it dry. One single coat application will repel rain penetration creating a water repellent barrier and is scientifically proven to reduce heat loss in single skin masonry, providing an energy bill saving of up to 29%.

We can also provide ventilation units which remove excess moisture from the air, improving circulation throughout the premises.

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