VIDEO: Internal insulation of historic buildings - desirable but risky

Screendump from film about internal insulation

When energy improving historic buildings internal insulation is often the desirable solution in order to preserve the buildings' cultural value and architectural details on the facades.

But internal insulation is not an easy task. It comes with risks such as more severe thermal bridges which can result in deterioration of wooden beam ends. Condensation on the inner wall and mould growth is another common problem.

Watch this 4-minute video and learn more about why internal insulation is a desirable but risky solution.

RIBuild develops thorough guidelines for professional practitioners on how to install internal thermal insulation in historic buildings in a moisture-safe way. The final guidelines will be published at the end of 2019. Sign up to RIBuild's newsletter to get news about the project and eventually to receive the guidelines.

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