Is cavity wall insulation suitable for your home?
Having an older built house (1924-1990) can mean your external walls are likely to have a gap or cavity between them, meaning heat is constantly being let out.
With cavity wall insulation, it will fill the gap, keeping the warmth in and the cold out. It can also save money on your bills, becoming energy efficient. It can also help reduce and cut down condensation inside the house that can be a problem for your external walls.
Your home will usually be suitable for cavity wall insulation if its external walls are unfilled and your cavity is at least 50mm wide. The masonry or brickwork of your property should be in good condition.
How do you get insulation?
Finding an insulation company that you will comfortable with can be difficult; you want to find the perfect business for your home, whilst being cost effective. With Keep Warm, they offer free insulation in the UK.
You can get a free cavity wall insulation grant before the funding is gone. With these grants, they are available throughout England and Scotland on a ’first come first served’ basis.
How is Insulation Installed?
When insulating your cavity walls, the installer drills small holes approx. 22mm in size at intervals of around 1m in the outside wall of your home. With specially designed equipment and materials, perfect for insulating, they then blow insulation into the cavity.
Once all the insulation is in, the insulator specialist will fill the holes in the brickwork so you’ll barely notice them.
Filling cavity walls is not an easy job you can do yourself, there are much more technicalities to it: you will need to find a registered installer.
A expert is likely to do the job in around two hours for an average house with easily accessible walls; it should be simple, quick – and make no mess.