Internal Wall Insulation

Internal Wall Insulation

It is preferred in buildings of limited use, in which is asked the direct efficiency of the heating or cooling system and temperature fluctuation is not an issue (public services, schools, rooms for events, theatres cinemas etc). It is also suitable for a rural residence that is used at winter only in Weekends. It can also be applied in existing buildings, due to its easy placement.
At the case of internal heat insulation the insulating material should be well fixed on the wall. The best solution of internal heat insulation from technical & economic point of view is the use of the composite panel of Expanded Polystyrene with Graphite NEOPOR and water resistant plasterboard KNAUFInTherm known as BETOBOARD because it achieves particularly low prices of k (now U value) with small thickness due to the thermal conductivity λ of NEOPOR so ass not to lose precious square meters in the interior and due to the plasterboard there is no need for roughcast only some caulking and painting, therefore stains less.
The suitable thickness results according to the regulation of Energy Efficiency of Buildings.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF INTERNAL INSULATION

Advantages

  • It is often the only solution in preservable buildings and in the case of apartments in block of flats where the other householders do not wish exterior heat insulation.
  • It encourages the short heating of space
  • It does not require particular protection of insulating materials, only some cover.
  • It allows the implementation of building work under any weather conditions
  • It provides complete freedom in the architectural configuration of the facade

Disadvantages

  • It does not exploit thermal capacity of the existing wall
  • It allows fast cooling of the space after the interruption of the heating system.
  • It allows the formation of thermal bridges, mainly in the points of interruption of wall from the plates of floors.
  • It leaves the stonework unprotected in the changes of external temperature.
  • It encourages the concentration of humidity due to the diffusion of water vapors.