Energy Saving Trust Renews Safeguard’s Stormdry ‘Verified’ Endorsement
The Energy Saving Trust (EST) has renewed Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream’s ‘verified’ status. The initial verification of Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream was granted by the EST last year. Following a further review of laboratory reports, scientific studies, independent reviews and case studies; it was confirmed by the Energy Saving Trust that Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream can reduce heat loss through previously damp walls by inhibiting the entry of moisture.
The Energy Saving Trust is a not-for-profit organisation formed from a government-sponsored initiative. It is dedicated to promoting energy efficiency and conservation. The trust assesses claims made by organisations and products in relation to energy-saving. ‘Verified’ status is only granted to those products that are deemed by the EST to have enough supporting evidence to back up their claims.
[Stormdry] can inhibit the absorption of water into many wall constructions, which can help improve the energy efficiency of dwellings by reducing heat loss, leading to lower heating requirements.
EST Product Performance Verification Report – August 2019.
Stay Dry to Stay Warm
Dry masonry has a higher thermal resistance than wet masonry. A wet fletton brick, for example, loses heat at approximately twice the rate of a dry fletton brick. The practical meaning of this fact is that a property with damp external walls will require more energy to heat than a dry property. If Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream is applied to a damp-prone brick, stone or masonry wall, it will resist rain penetration and allow it to dry out. Heat loss through the wall in wet weather conditions will then be reduced and less energy will be required to heat the property.
Bigger Energy Performance Improvements
For even bigger potential energy savings, Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream combines with the Stormdry EP-Board internal insulation system to provide landlords and other property owners with a cost-effective way to improve the thermal performance of solid-walled properties. Stormdry EP-Board is a 13 mm thick hybrid aerogel and magnesium oxide plasterboard that is directly adhered to walls with a specially formulated adhesive. When Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream and Stormdry EP-Board are applied to a previously damp solid wall, they can reduce heat loss by up to 60%.
The heating efficiency gains that can potentially be obtained from the use of Stormdry products makes them ideal for helping energy-conscious property owners adhere to the requirements of the ‘Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards’ (MEES) and the new ‘Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018’. Landlords are now required to provide a good quality environment for tenants with an energy efficiency rating of at least an ‘E’ or above.
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