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Neotherm Ltd offers a turnkey solution to Externally Insulating your building. From the Initial assessment & design to completion ensuring the client receives a weather tight highly insulated building.
By us using Sempre Therm NSAI Agrément Certified ETICS systems and Sempre Therm registered ETICS installers, the owner has the assured confidence that the system used is fit for purpose and that it has been installed by a reputable company whose capability has been independently assessed.
Neotherm Ltd offer a nationwide delivery service and our fleet of delivery trucks & Vans ensure materials are delivered to site on time as promised.
Better Energy Homes Scheme
The Better Energy Homes Scheme (BEHS) provides grants to homeowners who are interested in improving the energy efficiency of their home in order to reduce energy use and costs as well as greenhouse gas emissions. The scheme is open to all owners of existing houses built before 2006. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) administers the scheme.
Assistance will be provided by way of fixed grants towards the costs of implementing upgrade measures. The types of measures currently eligible under this scheme are roof insulation, wall insulation, high efficiency boilers and heating control upgrades.
The grants towards the cost of external wall insulation as provided by Neotherm Ltd are currently:
Appartment (any) or Mid-terraced House = €1,800
Semi-detached or End of Terrace = €2,700
Detached House = €3,600
BER = €50
For further information on the range of grants available under the HES scheme and how to apply follow this link to the SEAI web site.
Alternatively you can contact us to discuss the best way to improve the energy efficiency of your home via email or telephone us directly on (01) 403 08 11.
U-value calculations can be performed free-of-charge to show compliance with current Building Regulations / Standards and best practice. They can be supported with a detailed report specific to your needs 7 project requirements.U-value Calculations are carried out in strict accordance with the guidance issued in BR 443 Conventions for U-value Calculations (2006) by our design team.
Condensation Risk Analysis calculations are supplied alongside U-value calculations.
Condensation can substantially reduce the performance of insulation and could affect a building’s integrity. In order to predict any potential condensation before installing insulation, a Condensation Risk Analysis can be performed. Determining the risk of ‘interstitial’ or ‘surface’ condensation in a building depends on the components of the assembly, the order in which they appear in the construction, the building’s use and its geographical location (the calculation is based on specific local Met Office Data). Condensation Risk Analysis for individual elements, performed in accordance with BS 5250: 2006 and BS EN ISO 13788: 2002, are supplied free-of-charge alongside U-value calculations produced by Neoherm’s Design Team.
Building Energy Rating (BER) is a compulsory rating system which rates the energy efficiency of your home based on a scale from A-G. A-rated homes being the most energy efficient and will tend to have the lowest energy bills. A BER is an indication of the energy performance of a home. The calculation takes into account a range of factors that contribute to energy efficiency:
. the materials used in the construction (thermal mass);
. the thermal insulation of the building fabric;
. detailing at junctions (linear thermal bridging);
. the level of air tightness of the building;
. the heating and hot water system and controls;
. the ventilation system used in the building;
. the amount of low energy lighting;
. the fuels used to provide heating, hot water, ventilation and lighting; and
. the glazing type and orientation (solar gains).
From the 1st of January 2009, a BER certificate became compulsory for all homes being sold or offered for rent. If you are buying or renting a house or apartment, you are entitled to a BER so ask the seller, landlord or agent for it. A BER certificate is accompanied by an advisory report which will identify how you might improve the energy performance of your home. There are exemptions for certain categories of homes, for example, protected structures and certain temporary homes. A new home (i.e that has never been sold or occupied) is exempt from the BER requirement if the planning application was submitted on or before the 31st December 2006 and if it was substantially completed by 30th June 2008. ‘Substantially completed’ means that the external walls have been erected.
BER assessments are carried out by registered BER Assessors who have been trained under the National Framework of Qualifications and have registered with SEAI.
Thermal images are produced by a thermographic camera which captures infrared radiation emitted by objects based on their temperature. Infrared radiation is not visible to the human eye but can be captured by thermographic cameras.
. Construction Defects: Thermal imaging can easily detect heat loss and air permeability in a building due to poor construction.
. Pipe Detection: It is difficult to determine the location of pipes in walls and floors; thermal imaging can be used to detect their location.
. Leak Detection: Determining the exact location of a pipe leak in plaster or concrete can be costly and disruptive; with thermal imaging you can find them easily.
. Renovations: The use of thermal imaging technology can be vital before, during and after renovations to ensure the correct construction methods are utilised.
. Quality Assurance: Thermal imaging can used to detect the quality of construction, for example the installation of insulation (pumping of cavity wall in older buildings).
. Fire Prevention: The danger of fire by overheating surfaces can be identified by thermal images.
. Air Pressure Testing: During air pressure testing, uncontrolled airflow can be identified using thermal imaging technology. The airflow through these elements can then be sealed to eliminate heat loss and reduce energy.
With the ever increasing cost of energy, it is important to be able to address the real cause of energy loss in buldings, as opposed to trying to remedy the symptoms. In this regard, Thermal Imaging is the most effective means of doing this, as it is cost effective and can identify the areas of air leakage and bad insulation without having to undertake lengthy smoke & pressure testing. It allows for a detailed survey to be undertaken on a building with minimum disruption whilst at the same time providing excellent results.
All of our engineers are fully qualified in the use of the cameras, and also are fully qualified engineers, and as such are very capable in determining where building elements are missing, and what performance should be achieved by building elements. The advantage of this is that the report we provide addresses all the issues but can also give real advice on the best means of fixing any issues, and who to employ to undertake these. We can also advise on what is required in order to comply with all statutory obligations in terms of building regulations.
As part of our design service we offer a range of thermal modelling services,Neotherm Ltd provide 2 and 3 dimensional thermal bridge modelling services for companies and architects who wish to assess heat loss calculations on junctions other than the Accepted Construction Details.
The need to model thermal bridge is now being understood as a way of minimising heat losses without the expense of additional insulation. When thermal bridge modelling is carried out it may substantially improve the BER and SAP ratings.Thermal modelling is used with PHPP software to meet passive standards.
We understand the need to model and to propose alternative options to maximise thermal efficiency.
For Architects & specifier’s it provides confidence in their junction designs.
Neotherm offers technical services from design to completion. A tailored site specific Project Specific Design is carried out following the initial survey of each project. Projects are monitored by Neotherm technical team who carry out 5 stage site inspection to ensure a high quality of workmanship on every project.
. Project specific design in accordance with approved design process
. Preliminary project assessment support to their Approved applicators incorporating wind load calculations, U-value calculations, condensation risk analysis, impact resistance, substrate suitability and pull-out testing of fixings.
. Training, monitoring and review of licensed applicators in accordance with approved training and assessment procedures.
. Product supply and documentation control.
. Technical support, site support and inspection.
The installation of the Sempre Therm External Wall Insulation System is carried out by Neotherm trained and approved installers in accordance with project specific design and method statements. Installers must also be approved and registered by NSAI Agrément under the NSAI Agrément External Thermal Insulating Composite Systems (ETICS) Approval Scheme.
Neotherm Ltd have a range of finishes which allows the designers freedom of design. They range from acrylic, polysilicate, silicone, Mosaic and a range of brick finishes. With over 280 colours to choose from and 80 plus mosaic finishes. Mosaic is made up of coloured quartz sand’s & natural marble aggregates to produce a striking eye catching finish to compliment any project.