External Thermal Insulation Composite System – or ETICS – is a compact multilayer insulation solution designed to improve the energy efficiency of both new and existing buildings.
It is sometimes known as EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finish System) in North America.
This external wall insulation system is made from many layers, including a base coat, reinforced mesh and finishing coat. Continuous external insulation improves thermal performance and reduces thermal bridges, storing heat in the walls to create a more comfortable living environment.
The types of materials used can vary between systems, making it flexible to fit different building structures and designs. This makes it a popular choice if you are looking to renovate existing blocks of flats.