Skip to main content

Insulation for Older Homes

When it comes to older homes, history and architectural character are key attributes. However, these charming properties often lack the energy efficiency standards of modern constructions. Insulating these older properties is key to keeping the heat in.

At DP Insulation Render, this month’s blog will explore the importance of insulating and rendering older homes while preserving their cherished character. For more information, don’t hesitate to call us in Sheffield 0114 244 4227.

Understanding The Challenge

Older homes often lack the insulation standards of modern buildings, resulting in increased energy bills and discomfort due to drafts and temperature variations. Additionally, the exterior surfaces may show signs of aging, including cracks and peeling paint.

Preserving Architectural Character

One of the key concerns when insulating and rendering older homes is preserving their architectural character. Many property owners are passionate about maintaining the historical or period features of their homes.

Fortunately, there are solutions that can achieve both energy efficiency and character preservation.

Insulation Solutions

Internal Wall Insulation: This method involves adding insulation to the interior walls, preserving the exterior appearance while improving energy efficiency.

Breathable Insulation: For properties with solid walls, breathable insulation materials allow moisture to escape while providing insulation, ideal for preserving old buildings.

Wildlife Habitat Preservation

Choosing sustainable fencing can create a harmonious environment for local wildlife. Wooden fences, for instance, provide a natural habitat for insects and small animals. By doing so, you contribute to preserving the local ecosystem.

Professional Guidance

Insulating and rendering older homes requires a delicate balance between preserving the original charm and upgrading for energy efficiency. Consulting with a professional who specialises in older properties is crucial.

They can offer expert advice on the best solutions and materials to use, ensuring your home is comfortable, energy-efficient, and retains its unique character.

Rendering for Protection

Crack Repair and Weatherproofing: High-quality rendering can repair cracks and provide a weatherproof exterior, ensuring the property is shielded from the elements.

Coloured Renders: Choose from a range of coloured renders to enhance the visual appeal of the property, making it look fresh and well-maintained.

Contact DP Insulation Render

For more information about Home Insulation, contact DP Insulation Render. Call us in Sheffield on 0114 244 4227. Alternatively, you can make an enquiry via our contact form.

We are CHAS accredited contractors.