Keeping Cosy: A Brief Guide to Different Insulation Types

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Updated: Mar 22, 2023

If you’re seeing your energy bills skyrocket, then you may be dealing with an under insulated home. Old builds in particular tend to lack proper insulator materials, exposing you to draughts and a house that’s difficult to keep warm. This is bad for the environment, and your wallet, and should indicate that it’s time to insulate.

Other, less well-known indicators that you need to invest in your insulation include: temperature changes between rooms, cold floors or walls, frozen pipes, and water leaks in your attic.

Luckily there are many types of insulation which will improve your indoor temperatures – read on to find out more.

Insulating a loft

Cavity Wall Insulation

This is an innovative insulation technique which involves drilling holes in exterior walls and injecting them with insulation. Installation experts will choose from a range of materials to best match your insulation needs, typically using foam based, wool or bead insulation.

Solid Wall Insulation

If your walls are solid, and not a hollow-centred cavity wall, then solid wall insulation will be the alternative option. This involves applying insulation boards to your external wall, which are then covered and reinforced.

Loft Insulation

You may not realise that an under-insulated home will lose a third of its heat through the roof. Loft insulation can tackle this problem, keeping more heat in your home for longer. This involves fitting a barrier of material to your roof space, either between the joists or the rafters.

Window Insulation

Proper window glazing provides a further insulating layer to your home, working in a different way to wall or loft insulation. Double or triple glazing creates an air gap between layers of glass, which prevents heat transfer between the indoor and outdoor temperature zones.

Fire Insulation

Aside from keeping heat in, there are other key benefits to insulating your home. For instance fire proof or resistant insulation will deter heat and flames, keeping your building safe in an emergency.

Acoustic Insulation

Acoustic insulation soundproofs a room, perfect for those with musical interests or for a lively social gathering. Typically this involves fitting panels made from a porous material, designed to absorb sound waves.

Insulation from UK Energy Management

UK Energy Management is here to help you secure funding to insulate your home, saving you money on your energy bills. Our certified insulation installers will take care of everything, where we can let you know your eligibility for grants and help you book a survey and installation date.

Contact us now for more information about our insulation services, or to check your eligibility for the government-backed ECO4 funding scheme, which is designed to support your household in making energy efficient improvements. This includes help with insulation costs, as well as advice and support for installing sustainable heating alternatives, solar energy and smart energy controllers.

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