Insulation

Introduction to Property Insulation

One-third of heat loss is through the walls of your home

According to the Energy Saving Trust (EST), around one-third of heat loss from most homes is through the walls. Taking a fabric first approach to energy efficiency is recommended, and having insulation installed to your home, including internal wall insulation, will dramatically reduce this heat loss.

With the energy price cap set to increase and generally the cost of living going up, saving money is at the top of most people’s agenda – making every penny count.

Whether your motivation is improving the energy performance of your home ready to sell it, to keep warm in the colder months or to save money on those rising energy bills – internal wall insulation is a great solution.

How much money will internal wall insulation save me?

The Energy Saving Trust suggest that a household could save up to £420 per year depends on how the type of home you live in.

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It comes with a 25 year insurance backed warranty.

Cavity Wall Insulation

Cavity wall insulation includes filling the wall void with Expanded Polystyrene beads (EPS), providing an instant boost to heat retention. This is done by externally accessing the void and injecting the EPS product. In addition to improving thermal efficiency, it offers effective soundproofing, reducing external noise compared to solid brick walls. Typically completed in a day (based on home size), the product is backed by a 25-year CIGA guarantee, ensuring long-term insulation benefits.

Loft Insulation

When insulating a loft, we employ a meticulous process involving the layering of rock mineral wool material in your roof space to effectively trap heat. The insulation is strategically placed between the joists (horizontal beams across the attic floor) or the rafters (angled beams supporting the roof). If accessibility is straightforward and loft joints are uniform, rolls of mineral wool are positioned between the joists, followed by an additional layer laid at right angles to comprehensively cover the joists, ensuring the insulation meets the necessary specifications.

Internal Wall Insulation

Internal wall insulation involves adding insulated plasterboard to the inside of your home’s exterior walls. This process helps reduce heat loss, making your home warmer, lowering energy bills, and aiding environmental conservation. Additionally, it can enhance the interior appearance of your home and eliminate dampness and mold, while also decreasing outside noise. We offer various systems, including Swip, Wetherby, and Gypsum, all with a minimum 25-year insurance-backed warranty.

The benefits of internal wall insulation include:

  • Instant warmth: Insulated homes experience up to 35% less heat loss through walls, ensuring immediate comfort.
  • Reduced energy bills: With less heat escaping, your energy consumption for heating will decrease, leading to cost savings.
  • Environmental protection: By improving energy efficiency, you contribute to the UK’s emissions target and help combat climate change.
  • Enhanced aesthetics: A smooth, insulated wall can improve the interior appearance of your home.
  • Damp and mould prevention: Internal insulation removes existing dampness and prevents future occurrences, ensuring a healthier living environment.
Internal Wall Insulation before
Internal Wall Insulation after

External Wall Insulation

External Wall Insulation (EWI) involves applying insulation to the exterior of an existing wall, finished with a coat of render or external cladding for protection against the elements. We utilize the Wetherby, Johnsons or Wetherby systems, all BBA certified and backed by a 25-year manufacturer’s guarantee. EWI safeguards the building’s structure, enhancing weatherproofing. The durable, breathable, and aesthetically pleasing render offers customizable colour options, providing both functionality and visual appeal.

Room in Roof Insulation

Room-in-roof insulation involves covering your existing ceiling with insulation boards beneath the current plasterboard walls. This method effectively traps heat, creating a blanket effect that makes it easier to maintain a warm home with reduced energy consumption. The final step includes plastering over the insulation boards, providing your room with a fresh finish for an aesthetically pleasing and well-insulated living space. This process ensures both comfort and energy efficiency in your home.