Insulation

  1. Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Resistance, R & U-Values

    Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Resistance, R & U-Values

    When you decide to insulate your home and begin to look at insulation materials, you will come across the terms, ‘Thermal Conductivity’, ‘Thermal Resistance’, ‘R-Value’ and ‘U-Value’. Read on to discover what these terms mean.   What is Thermal Conductivity? Thermal Conductivity is the property of a material to conduct heat. It is evaluated in terms of Fourier’s Law for heat...
  2. The Dos and Don'ts of Loft Insulation

    The Dos and Don'ts of Loft Insulation

    When improving the energy efficiency of your home, and reducing energy bills, insulating your loft is a great place to start. Insulating your loft by yourself is another way to save money, however, it can be an intimidating task. We have compiled a list of do’s and don’ts to help you get started. Read on for information on the materials...
  3. Floor Insulation Guide

    Floor Insulation Guide

    Insulating your floorboards can help to reduce your energy bills and ensure that your home stays warm and draught free. Most people insulate the ground floor of their property because this is where you’ll feel the cold. You can also insulate an upper floor if it isn’t above a space that has no heating such as a garage or a...
  4. A Guide to Wall Insulation

    A Guide to Wall Insulation

    Most homeowners are probably losing around 35% of the heat in their homes from the walls. There is a solution however, you can have your walls insulated meaning your home will become more energy efficient and help reduce your energy bills. How Does Wall Insulation Work? Cavity wall insulation works by injecting mineral fibre or using PIR/Phenolic/Mineral wool slabs. Solid...
  5. A Guide to Solid Wall Insulation

    A Guide to Solid Wall Insulation

    To improve the energy efficiency of your home, it can be very helpful to insulate the walls. It is important to know whether you have 'cavity' or 'solid' walls as this will affect the price and method of insulating your home. Read on for information on how to tell what type of walls you have and the various methods of...
  6. A Guide to Roof and Loft Insulation

    A Guide to Roof and Loft Insulation

    Roof and loft insulation can save you money, keep your house warm and help the environment. However, it can also seem like a very complex subject which many different types of insulation available. To help you learn about the types of insulation which will be best for your home, we have compiled this guide to roof and loft insulation which...
  7. A Guide to Cavity Wall Insulation

    A Guide to Cavity Wall Insulation

    Cavity walls are responsible for up to 35% of heat loss from the average UK home, this leads to higher energy bills as central heating makes up for this heat deficit. Many homes built after the 1930s have two walls with a gap between, known as a cavity wall. This was designed to keep rainwater from getting in, but also...
  8. A Guide to Insulation Types

    A Guide to Insulation Types

    Insulating your home can save money and help the environment. However, the many types of insulation available for different parts of your home can make it feel like an intimidating task to take on. We have compiled an easy to read guide that covers many different types of insulation, from loft to cavity wall. Read on to learn how to insulate...

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