Facade insulation - properly insulate the building envelope & save heating costs

Optimal facade insulation is an important factor for a comfortable climate, and with the right insulation you can save considerable heating costs.

Facade construction & facade insulation

The facade construction and the facade insulation are two very important factors in the construction of a property. Because the facade in its entirety is on the one hand responsible for a comfortable climate inside, on the other hand it defines the amount of energy costs and cost savings to a not inconsiderable extent. As a building contractor, you should attach great importance to the facade insulation. Because in the cold season it keeps valuable and pleasant warmth in the house, while in the hot summer it keeps the heat outside and the rooms stay cool.

The facade also has other tasks. From an aesthetic point of view, it determines the character of a building and serves, so to speak, as a calling card for guests, visitors and passers-by. From a technical point of view, it is a protective shield against weather and environmental influences. To a certain extent, however, it also has to be permeable in order to be able to release the moisture that occurs in closed rooms to the outside. Because if moisture collects in the masonry, not only is living comfort impaired, but the building fabric may also be affected.

Facade insulation is a worthwhile affair

Facade insulation is one of the energetic measures that are decisive for well-being and the quality of life in your own four walls. Warm in winter, cool in summer - this is how one could describe the essential task of facade insulation. But the private living environment is no longer a purely private matter in today's times. It's not just about feeling good at home and saving energy costs significantly through good insulation.

Climate and environmental protection have long played just as important a role when it comes to facade insulation. Heat generation in particular is the largest item of energy consumption in private houses and apartments. It is largely responsible for the waste of resources and excessively high CO2 emissions, the number 1 climate killer. Meanwhile, there are now proven and uncomplicated ways of significantly reducing the heat requirement. In addition, the costs for energy-related measures are amortized in a relatively short time, so that the investment is definitely worthwhile - from an economic as well as an ecological point of view.

What types of facade insulation are there?

There are basically three types of facade insulation: core insulation, exterior insulation and interior insulation. However, not all of these variants are suitable for every building. For example, the facade of listed houses must not be changed, which is why external insulation with a thermal composite system or a rear-ventilated curtain wall is out of the question.

Core insulation, on the other hand, is only possible if the outer wall has a double shell. Here you can drill small holes in the outer shell and blow the insulation material into the cavity with the appropriate equipment and compress it. If you look closely, interior insulation is not facade insulation at all. It is only taken into account if there is no other option, for example in the case of houses under monument protection or for cellars.

Plan your facade insulation with MVM

Our team of experts has a lot of experience and know-how in the field of facade construction and insulation. Whether you are planning a new building or want to refurbish or renovate an existing property - we will advise you all in one personal conversation in detail in our premises or at your site. Our references will give you a first impression of what we can “do” with a facade. Just take Contact contact us to make an appointment.

New building Beckenhof, Sursee
Plastered external thermal insulation, clinker facing Architecture: Galliker and Riva Architekten AG Construction management: Cerutti Partner Architekten AG, Sursee
Swiss Alps, Edelweiss, Andermatt
Plastered external thermal insulation, scratch plaster al fresco, decorative mineral glaze technology Architecture & construction management: Schmid Generalunternehmung AG, Ebikon Photos: Schmid Group
Brunnhalde, Lucerne
Plastered external thermal insulation, mineral broom, metallic paint Architecture & construction management: Scheitlin Syfrig, Lucerne
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References - plastering work

Reference: new building Beckenhof, Sursee

Reference: Swiss Alps, Edelweiss, Andermatt

Reference: Brunnhalde, Lucerne

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