Cavity Wall Insulation for your homeDid you know that if your home has cavity walls that have not yet been insulated you could be losing up to a massive half of your heat straight through the walls? But don’t worry, this can easily be prevented - according to the Government’s energy efficiency division at DEFRA, proper cavity wall insulation can stop up to two thirds of this heat loss.
Any cavities and gaps existing between the interior and exterior layers of brick will allow the heat to dissipate, thus increasing the use of the boiler and, of course, pushing up the fuel bills. Losing heat in this way means it can be constant struggle to stay warm - and expensive! The answer has to be insulation, and the easiest and cheapest method is cavity wall insulation..
Once installed, less heat will escape during the cold winter months when you need it; while in the warm summer months the insulation will act in reverse and help keep the heat out and your home cool.
So, if you are serious about reducing those heating bills, and the ‘wear and tear’ on your boiler, then there couldn’t be a better time to consider installing cavity wall insulation – especially when you’re only going to pay half the cost of the installation. Remember, every homeowner today is entitled to receive a 50% grant for both cavity wall and loft insulation.
Plus, if you are sensitive about effects of climate change and keen to reduce your home’s carbon footprint then insulating your home is making a big contribution - global warming is a serious problem that affects us all. The main greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO2), produced when we burn fossil fuels like coal, oil or gas for energy.
The materials used in cavity wall insulation, including urea formaldehyde foam, mineral wool and expanded polystyrene bead, can withstand vermin, fungi, rotting, and are water resistant . They also do not affect the fire resistance of the walls. The Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency (CIGA) provides independent 25-year guarantees for Cavity Wall Insulation fitted by registered installers in the UK.
If you would like your cavity walls insulated, and receive a standard homeowner’s grant to pay for 50% of the cost – more if you receive certain benefits or allowances, please call us. We can arrange for an approved surveyor to check out your cavities and provide all the grant details – at no cost to you.