Everyone can now enjoy the benefits of Solid wall insulation with up to 100% Funding
Solid Wall Insulation
If your home was built before 1930, its external walls are probably solid rather than cavity walls. Insulating your solid walls could cut your heating costs considerably, because solid walls let through twice as much heat as cavity walls do. The good news is they can be insulated from the inside or the outside.
Solid wall insulation acts as a blanket to help stop heat escaping through the walls of your home. Insulating your home isn’t a one off saving either, it will keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, helping you to save money on your energy bills year after year. It can also help with condensation build up too.
Source: Energy Saving Trust
How is External Wall insulation installed?
External wall insulation is fixed to the outside of your wall, and then a decorative finish is rendered on top. The first step is to remove all obstructions from your walls, i.e. satellite dishes, aerials and vents. Then, the insulation boards are fixed to the building which are coated with adhesive and a reinforcement product. Finally, a render finish is applied to your walls, so your property looks like new again.
This gives your outside walls extra protection through filling cracks and gaps, weather proofing and increasing sound resistance. This recreates the same effect that an insulated cavity wall has, so you use less energy to keep your home warm and spend less of your money on heating bills.
How is Internal Wall insulation installed?
The system is a build-up of thermal studwork and a glass mineral wool insulation. Once fitted, walls are finished with plasterboard, leaving a fresh and clean surface for redecoration. This means that Internal Wall Insulation is ideal for those looking to redecorate and renovate their homes. The process doesn’t alter the appearance of outside walls
It’s often a good idea to install solid wall insulation at the same time as other home improvements. If you’re planning a new bathroom or kitchen, this may be the ideal opportunity to think about Internal Wall Insulation.
Why is this funded?
Due to obligations with the Government, Energy companies in the UK are providing insulation grants through various schemes in order to improve the energy efficiency of homes in the UK. Surveyours use installers that have access to the current scheme for Solid Wall Insulation allowing you to receive up to 100% Funding regardless of your age, income or location.