Dulux Trade has launched a range of innovative coatings designed to help improve the energy efficiency of existing older buildings. The products in the range have been specially developed to help cut heat loss through solid wall construction – delivering energy savings and improving comfort levels.
Dulux Trade Plus Thermacoat+ is a revolutionary 3-part coating system, independently proven to reduce heat loss through solid walls by up to 18 per cent*. The internal wall coating system comprises an innovative basecoat with insulating properties, a levelling fiberglass fleece and Dulux Trade Plus Smooth & Protect+, a protective mid-coat that provides a tough, durable finish that can be overpainted with standard emulsion.
With a finished thickness of just under 6mm, the Thermacoat+ system enables building owners to enhance spaces, improve occupant comfort and save money on energy bills with minimal disruption to wall fittings. Dulux Trade Plus ThermaCoat+ has a proven thermal conductivity value of 0.05 W/mK and is certified by the BBA (17/5445).
The second product in the range, designed specifically for undecorated external brickwork, is Dulux Trade Plus Smartshield+. An invisible waterproofing coating that reduces water ingress compared to untreated substrates. Walls with higher moisture content release significantly more heat that those with lower moisture content. Therefore, Dulux Trade Plus Smartshield+ works to help walls stay dry from rain, improving thermal efficiency whilst retaining the look and feel of a property.
Designed for fast spray application, it has been specially formulated to waterproof the substrate without sealing the surface; allowing the wall to breathe and dry out whilst improving thermal efficiency. Offering protection for up to 10 years, Dulux Trade Plus Smartshield+ also resists damage caused by freeze thaw cycles, helping building exteriors maintain their natural beauty.
Karen Wilkinson from Dulux Trade said:
“An older property of solid wall construction can lose up to 45 per cent of its heat through its walls, wasting occupants’ money. With nearly a third of buildings in the UK of solid wall construction, Dulux Trade identified a need for easy-to-apply solutions, which will help create spaces that are energy efficient and improve comfort levels.
Independently-tested, Dulux Trade Plus Thermacoat+ and Smartshield+ offer revolutionary benefits to enhance buildings inside and out.”
For further information, please visit www.duluxtradepaintexpert.co.uk