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A Guide to Cavity Wall Insulation

With gas and electricity bills rising to around £2,000 to £3,000 a year, you’re more than likely wondering how you can try and insulate your home in a much more cost-effective way.

At DP Insulation Render, this month’s blog looks at how you can save money and keep your house insulated in a cost-effective manner with cavity wall insulation. For more information, don’t hesitate to call us in Sheffield on 0114 244 4227.

It’s Very Cost Effective

Unlike some types of insulation, cavity wall insulation can’t be installed yourself. But it’s not expensive to get it installed. Any insulating costs will vary depending on where you are located.

Typically, a flat or mid terrace house costs between £300-400. A detached is just over £700. Any semi-detached houses or bungalows are somewhere in the middle. Those on certain benefits are eligible for free cavity wall insulation.

It Reduces Energy Bills

Cavity wall insulation can save you £100-200 a year on your heating bills. It’s important to note this type of insulation typically pays for itself in as little as two years!

It Keeps You Warm!

Cavity wall insulation slows any movement of heat through your walls. This means heating lasts longer. The importance of maintaining a good temperature inside your house cannot be underestimated. It has huge benefits to your comfort and health.

Insulate The Floor

In a loft conversion, whatever the use is for, it’s always beneficial to insulate the floor for extra energy efficiency. This will typically mean using fiberglass or mineral wool once again before applying your chosen boards or flooring.

Go From The Outside

You can insulate your roof from the outside for extra protection and warmth. We advise to do this if you’re already doing some building or refurbishments to the roof. This is because you potentially may need to remove all the tiles, slates, or shingles to add any additional insulation and roof boards.

Remember The Pipes

To insulate your roof to the max, insulating any pipes and water tanks in your roof is a great way to do so. With the loft being one of the coldest places in your house, the water in the pipes can take longer to heat or potentially freeze in extreme weather.

Using foam tubes or wool insulation can cover your pipes and make your home even more energy efficient.

Find Out More

For enquires about our roof insulation services we are more than happy to help, contact the team at DP Insulation Render in Sheffield. Call us on 0114 244 4227 for more information.

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