Solid Wall Insulation
Approximately a third of insulated household heat is lost through the walls. Fitting a layer of solid wall insulation in your household will also save up to around 1540kg of carbon dioxide from entering our atmosphere every year, making an astonishing environmental difference.
Underfloor insulation is a brilliant approach to maintaining warmth as well as preventing up to 310kg of carbon dioxide from being released annually as a direct result of energy-use in your home. Sealing the gaps between flooring and skirting will further endorse insulation, preventing draughts and saving you energy costs. Underfloor insulation should be installed beneath the ground level only, as well as any other floors that sit above an unheated space.
Cavity Wall Insulation
If you have cavity walls, rather than solid walls, they can be used as an effective tool for insulating your household. Cavity walls have an outer and inner leaf, made of bricks or concrete blocks separated by an empty space. This gap, or cavity, can be filled with insulating material to improve the efficiency of your household’s heating system. If your home was built after 1920, then it is likely to have a cavity wall, although most houses established since 1995 will already have cavity wall insulation installed.
If left un-insulated, around 25% of household heat can escape through the roof, draining the warmth from your home. Therefore, insulating your roof will improve the heat retention of your property, enhancing comfort and reducing energy costs by up to 20%, as well as saving up to an average of 920kg of carbon dioxide from entering our atmosphere every year. It is also important to glaze roof windows or skylights to maximise the capabilities of your roof insulation.
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With vast knowledge and awareness, we can suggest appropriate building improvements for your home alongside the government’s Green Home Grant Scheme. Tailored to your home and circumstances, we can offer personalised advice and guidance on where, how and when to apply for support in funding, and how this may benefit your household in the long term. We will also arrange for your chosen green home solutions to be fitted and installed to the best possible standard. To begin your journey towards a greener and more cost-effective home, sign-up today to receive more information on available grants and grant releases.