Dulux Trade has launched a range of coating designed to help improve the energy efficiency of existing older buildings. The products in the range have been developed to help cut heat loss through solid wall construction.
Dulux Trade Plus Thermacoat+ is a 3-part coating system, independently proven, say Dulux to reduce heat loss through solid walls by up to 18%*.
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 is designed to provide a tough, durable finish that can be overpainted with standard emulsion.
With a finished thickness of just under 6mm the Thermacoat+ system 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. Says Dulux “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 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.