Thermal Insulation

How to reduce consumption by using thermal insulation

Thermal insulation is installed on exterior walls, top roof and windows, during building design process, the design engineering office select and calculate the thermal insulation material and thickness comply with SBC 601-602 depend on building type. Regarding the existing buildings, exterior walls and top roof can be thermal insulated, for exterior walls internal or external thermal insulation could be used. In addition, windows could be replaced with double glazed window, with consultation of a specialized engineering office.

What should we know before thermal insulation?

Thermal insulation and its materials must be in accordance with the specifications and the thermal insulation regulations for residential buildings issued by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization and the Saudi Building Code

What is thermal insulation?

Thermal Insulation Applications

The effect of building design in reducing consumption

General guidelines on thermal insulation use at buildings

How to reduce consumption post purchase?

The use of thermal insulation of the upper roof and external walls when building the house

Thermal insulation work must be carried out under the supervision of a competent engineer

Insulation and its materials must be in accordance with the regulations issued by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization

Paint the house in light colors

Use of double glazing in windows

Before starting to build a house or facility, we recommend the assistance of one of the approved engineering consultancy offices to ensure the implementation of the thermal insulation regulation for residential buildings less than four floors and the requirements of the Saudi building code for others.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to insulate walls and ceilings?

New buildings are insulated by making thermal insulation schemes for external walls, upper ceiling, and windows during the building design process by the engineering office. Existing buildings are insulated by installing internal or external insulation for external walls and upper ceiling, and replacing windows with double ones, after consulting a specialized engineering office.

Is there a practical way to apply thermal insulation for existing and old houses?

It is possible to install internal or external insulation for external walls and upper ceiling, and replace windows with double ones, after consulting a specialized engineering office.

Does thermal insulation contribute in reducing consumed energy by ACs?

Energy consumption is calculated annually due to operational and climatic changes from month to month.

Is the volcanic block a thermal insulator?

The system of external walls and ceilings must fulfill the values of the heat transfer coefficient in accordance with the requirements of the Saudi Building Code, and the appropriate insulation system can be determined through a specialized engineering office.

What is the best thermal insulator?

The higher the thermal resistance, the better the insulating material. The color or type has nothing to do with that. The appropriate insulation material should be determined by a specialized engineering office.

How can I install thermal insulation in my 7-year-old house?

You can install internal or external insulation for external walls and upper ceiling, and replace the windows with double ones, after consulting a specialized engineering office.

What is thermal insulation?

Materials with thermal insulating properties that help limiting heat leakage and transmission from outside the building to the inside in summer and vice versa in winter. They can be installed for new and existing buildings by making thermal insulation schemes for external walls, upper ceiling and windows during the building design process in new buildings by the engineering office. And it is possible to install internal or external insulation for external walls and upper ceiling, and replace the windows with double ones in the existing buildings, after consulting a specialized engineering office.

Is it mandatory to install thermal insulation for new buildings, and are there any penalties for not insulated building?

Thermal insulation is mandatory for all governmental, residential and commercial buildings, and there are penalties for violators according to the technical regulations of the Saudi Building Code. 

Is thermal insulation installed for buildings after construction completion? And what type of insulation?

Yes, it is possible to install internal or external insulation of external walls and upper ceiling, and replace the windows with double ones, after consulting a specialized engineering office.