External wall insulation installation process

Whilst each external wall insulation installation is different, there are a number of standard procedures that Domestic and General Insulation adhere to whenever the company carries out an installation. The process will generally happen as follows;

1.    A surveyor visits your home

Upon registering your interest in having external wall insulation installed, Domestic and General will send a fully qualified surveyor to examine your property and produce a comprehensive specification. This will then be used to determine how best to install the measure.

2.    Installation is booked

If you choose to go ahead with the work, an installation date will be booked and letters will be sent out to all of the homes that may be affected by the work.

3.    Health and safety assessment

Before work begins, a full health and safety risk assessment will be carried out on your property by the crew leader to account for any potential hazards.

4.    Appointing subcontractors

Though the majority of the work will be carried out by Domestic and General, there may occasionally be need to appoint subcontractors to carry out specialist tasks such as the removal of asbestos. This will have been identified during the survey and all subcontractors will be supervised by a Domestic and General crew leader at all times.

5.    Site preparation

At this stage any relevant waster services, such as skips, will be brought on site and issues such as drainage will be managed. Site security will also be handled at this stage of the process.

6.    Installation

This is when the main work is undertaken. During the course of a couple of days the installations team will install insulation boards onto the exterior of your property, before finishing it off with a coat of render using a finish chosen by you. The site will then be cleaned up and anything that was removed will be placed back in its original position.

7.    Final site inspection

After the installation stage is completed, the crew leader will conduct a final site inspection to ensure all quality standards are met. The site may also be subject to independent checks by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

8.    Sign off

When the work has been completed to your satisfaction and that of the crew’s, the installation will be signed off.

9.    Enjoy the benefits

Now that you have your external wall insulation in place, it’s time to reap the benefits of a warmer home with lower fuel bills. Domestic and General also have a dedicated customer care department to handle any and all queries that you may have about your installation

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