Insulated Cladding Systems

Insulation can be installed alongside Hardie® Plank to improve thermal efficiency and reduce energy costs on your property.

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Hardie® Plank Installation

Although we began trading in the year 2000, company owner Richard North had previously spent 8 years working for Everest as a roofline and cladding installer. Feeling we could offer products and installations of the same quality, we sought to provide a service that was more affordable and increasingly centred around the needs of the customers.

External Insulation

Your home can be insulated externally with external insulation. External wall insulation is a layer of insulation that is installed and fixed to the existing walls of your home. External wall insulation, or thermal cladding, can bring many benefits to your home.

We can fit insulation material to the external wall of your home at the same time as installing Hardie® Plank cladding. With external wall insulation, you can radically save on your heating bills and improve heat and thermal performance.

External wall insulation is also ideal for homes with solid walls that do not have the option for cavity wall insulation. Solid wall insulation gives an increased thermal performance.

Greater Thermal Efficiency

Some properties are constructed with single skin brick or block work, which can be prone to cause damp or cold conditions. Installing insulation combined with Hardie® Plank cladding is a convenient and perfect way to increase thermal efficiency.

A fully insulated home compared to a non-insulated home can reduce heating costs by typically 40-50%, so insulating your home makes sense. The heat performance of external walls is just as important as the windows and roof, and there are many heat and energy savings to installing external wall insulation.

We can install it at the same time as installing Hardie® Plank cladding, so minimum disruption to you.
Gives exceptional heat and energy efficiency as the cost of heating continues to rise. Save on your heating bills and energy bills.
External wall insulation provides exceptional Thermal Efficiency, keeping heat in and heat out from very hot summers.
Improves the external appearance of your home as well as giving energy efficiency, keeping your energy bills and costs down.
Reduces draughts in your home and keeps your home comfortable all year round.
External insulation can be fitted on all types of external wall materials including brick, block, masonry and concrete.
Fitting external insulation does not reduce the internal floor area of your home.
Gives an additional thermal and weatherproof layer combined with Hardie® Plank cladding.
Improved sound proofing.
Gives durability to protect your external walls.
External wall insulation provides warmer walls with less condensation and damp.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is external wall insulation?

External wall thermal insulation systems are layers of thermal insulation that are fixed and installed to existing external walls to improve the insulation efficiency of the property. We use high quality insulation material.

Is it worth insulating my home?

With the soaring costs of energy bills adding to household expenses, insulating your home is the most important way to reduce energy bills and costs, whilst insulating your home and retaining heat. Draughts and poor insulation mean that heat could be escaping your home rather than heating it, so you are wasting money and keeping heating bills constantly high. It makes sense to insulate your home against heat loss which will save you a lot of money and keep your home warmer.

Insulating your walls is just as important as window and roof insulation, and provides a complete insulation system for your home to make it as energy efficient as possible.

What are the advantages of external wall insulation?

There are many advantages to having external insulation installed. Firstly, it will quickly improve energy efficiency in your home, cut your heating bills and save you money.

Having external wall insulation installed means that your home will retain heat more efficiently, and there will be fewer draughts during the colder months. It can also keep your home cooler in the hot, summer weather.

Our external wall insulation will help to minimise and block cracks and gaps in external walls that causes draughty areas, cold air entering your home and heat escaping.

External insulation can also give good quality sound proofing, making your home quieter.

Combined with Hardie® Plank cladding, insulation gives exceptional thermal efficiency and quality weatherproofing and durability to your external walls.

How do you install external insulation?

With many years’ experience in installing insulation and cladding, we fit an underlayer thermal insulation system to the external walls of the building that will increase the thermal performance of your home. Using high quality insulation material, the external insulation is tailored and customised to your building.

Next, we install the Hardie® Plank cladding which increases thermal efficiency.

These combined layers protect against heat loss and offer quality weather protection for your home.

Because we install this insulation system at the same time as the cladding, there is minimal disruption and the process is quicker.

Is there a specific building type for external wall insulation?

No. Any type of building and solid wall can be fitted with external wall insulation. Whether your home is a timber framed construction, or has external walls constructed of brick, masonry, concrete or block materials, we can provide wall insulation for it.

Are there any other benefits of external wall insulation?

Adding external wall insulation, compared to internal wall insulation, means that there are no reductions in your internal floor area and space.

Having both external wall insulation and Hardie® Plank cladding installed at the same time means there is no further disruption.

As well as improving the external appearance of your home with cladding, external wall insulation provides much greater heat efficiency.

What insulation do you use and install?

We use high quality Quinn Therm QF PIR Insulation Boards that gives excellent, life-long thermal performance. It exceeds the performance criteria of national and European Standards.

The insulation is extremely durable and consists of a core of polyisocyanurate foam with bonded foil facings. It is a fibre-free board, with a rigid thermoset insulation core and faced on both sides with a low emissivity composite foil facing.

The insulation boards’ gas filled cells give QF its high thermal performance and strength, and  its foil facings maximises performance for all types of installation. It’s an ideal solution for insulation refurbishments and reduces heat loss.

This insulation is also sustainable and environmentally friendly, achieving  an A+ BRE Green Guide rating and Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) & Global Warming Potential (GWP) <5.

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Rewarded for our consistently excellent installations and a fantastic selection of high-quality products, Kent Cladding has been accredited by a number of esteemed schemes and organisations.

As a Swish Approved Installer, we’ve been fully vetted for financial stability and installation quality, whilst fantastic workmanship and customer service is always expected from us.

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It was very easy arranging an estimate and the subsequent work. The team were careful and cleared up well each day. We opted for the external insulation followed by the cladding and we’re very pleased with the result. Thanks to Richard and team.

Review from James - Verified Customer

They were extremely accommodating to the urgency of our work, and they fitted us in the next day after unexpected storm damage. The work was completed on time and the end job finish was of excellent standard and was also reasonably priced. Richard was also very helpful in providing quotes and a breakdown of the work for insurance company purposes. I would recommend the company to family and friends.

Extremely accommodating

The work was completed as stated by Richard. Could not fault the workmanship and the price was competitive. They work in a tidy, methodical manner. The cladding has completely transformed the appearance to the rear of the property and I will have them back to do the front of the house soon. I would highly recommend this company.

Fascias to rear of property

I knew I was in safe hands with Kent Cladding from the beginning. Richard explained the whole process and I was impressed with the quality of the products he would be using. The work was carried out within a week of the quotation and was completed to a very high standard. Richard and his team were professional, polite and friendly. They worked very hard, cleaned up at the end of each day, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

New fascias, soffits and guttering.