Thermal insulation

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Thermal insulation for the home

A thermal coat is a product applied to the exterior or interior of a building with the function of increasing the winter and summer thermal insulation capacity of the envelope. 

On this page we will tell you about some of the projects carried out and explain the criteria to be used when choosing but also applying thermal insulation to houses. 
We would like to collect here all the advice, frequently asked questions and important things to know for those who have to apply a thermal coat to their homes.

Thermal insulation in Verona

What is thermal insulation?

As mentioned in the introduction, the term 'thermal insulation of a building', or simply 'insulation', refers to the application of panels of insulating material to cover the entire outer shell of a building.

Thermal insulation coat for a neoclassical building. 

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Why put a thermal coat on a house?

There are various application methods and materials that can be used, but the aim is always to improve the performance of the walls by making them better able to insulate the interior from the outside. If done correctly, thermal insulation significantly reduces the need for winter heating or summer cooling, with a consequent improvement in living comfort. 
Here, in the Vicenza and Verona areas, thermal insulation is now widespread and more and more of our customers can enjoy a well-insulated and comfortable home. 

Thermal insulation in Arzignano

Thermal coat and thermal bridges

Thermal insulation should be carried out continuously throughout the entire building envelope in order to avoid thermal bridges, i.e. areas where clear temperature differences occur in the internal wall due to a lack of insulation. In the case of thermal bridges in the interior, condensation spots and mould can occur. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that the insulation is carried out according to the specific Uni en guidelines and standards.

Coat on a house in Vicenza

The advantages of a house with a coat

The first, well-known advantage is the savings on energy bills that a coat will provide. If the material chosen has the right mass, savings will be made both in winter and summer heating. 

In addition, the coat will increase the winter and summer performance of the walls of your home, maintaining a constant temperature inside and thus avoiding the discomfort of having to cool guests with a jet of air or having to heat with radiators or fireplaces.

Insulating coat for a house in Vicenza

How much does a house coat cost?

Despite these advantages, the cost of a thermal insulation system is rather high, even if today, and until 31 December 2021, we have the enormous advantage of being able to take advantage of the 110% bonus on its construction. 

The price varies according to the type of insulating panels chosen, as well as the operational difficulties involved in installing them. Lastly, changes to the elements of the house that may interfere with the coat can also have a significant impact: jambs and window sills to be extended outwards, hinged balconies to be modified, gutters to be moved, etc.

The price can vary from 50 to 100 euros per square metre - but can also be higher - depending on these factors. 

EPS coating in Chiampo (Vicenza)

Materials for the coating of a house

What materials should be chosen to coat a house? In the area where we operate, between Vicenza and Verona, the choice often falls on rock wool or multipor, but there are many possibilities: 

  • EPS
  • glass wool;
  • wood fibre;
  • cork;
  • rock wool;
  • multipor

Each of these materials has advantages and disadvantages and the price can differ substantially from one to another. 

House insulation coat, Vicenza

What thickness for the house coat?

If your problem is thickness, there are coats made of nanotechnological materials which, with thicknesses of one centimetre, give higher yields than 6 centimetre EPS coats. 
If, on the other hand, there are no problems with thickness, you can achieve the 15 or 20 centimetres of a maxi thermal coat. 

Bear in mind that in order to obtain the 110% bonus it is necessary to increase the performance of your home by two energy classes: the thickness must also be decided on the basis of this!


The brick cladding

Today you also have the possibility of choosing a coat and covering it with bricks. The proposal that we recommend in this case is TERRACOAT. This is a system consisting of prefabricated EPS panels with graphite added and pre-glued terracotta strips 2 cm thick. The assembly system ensures that the two elements are firmly glued together to create a single, indivisible body with very high resistance to atmospheric agents.

The reduced thickness of the brick allows for a limited weight and therefore greater speed and ease of installation. The panels are fixed mechanically to the external wall of the house, which can be either wooden or concrete. The coat thus obtained ensures excellent thermal performance combined with the aesthetics of the brick with the different shades of colours of the San Marco range.