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Drilling holes in external insulation

  • 20-10-2022 2:13pm
    Registered Users Posts: 18

    Hello there,

    we moved into a new new house A2 BER, built with the Stomix external insulation system.

    Yesterday we had the visit of the engeneer to install the SKY TV Dish but he told us that it can't be possible because it can damage the insulation system.

    Talking with the site foreman, he told us that as far as he know, they didn't put any kind of timber behind the wall in order to install dish or similar from outside.

    At the same time, in the afternoon, we had the EV Charger installed and the guys drilled the hole to fix the charger and the cable but they told us that because are just 6mm screws, properly cover, shouldn't create any issue in term of leak.

    In the meantime I spoke with the man from ECOCelt, the supplier of Stomix system, asking about how to put shelves from inside, and he told us that, if we anchor to the concrete, we won't have insulation problem because on the outside there is the other insulation layer.

    My question base on your experience is,

    Is it safe to anchor outside without drill throughout the concrete? I'm little bit concerned that the EV guys could compromise the insulation even though the job looks neat and the screws are very small indeed.

    Is there any other way to install the TV Dish? Some of my neighbour already have and as far as the SKY guy told him, I have to suppose that they fucked up their on insulation.

    TIA, I've never lived in this new highly insulated house and I don't want to risk to make stupid mistake.