A lot of heat escapes through your walls and if you have cavity wall insulation near me this can make your home warm and cosy. It can also save you money on your energy bills.
Most homes built after the 1920’s have a gap – a cavity – between the two layers of brick walls and this is where you can fit cavity insulation. This is one of the cheapest ways to improve your home’s insulation. It can even pay for itself in less than five years through the savings on your energy bills.
It’s best to use a professional installer as you want the job to be carried out properly to ensure your house is safe and the work meets building regulations. This is especially important if you are living in an older house.
Your installer will drill small holes in your external walls and the insulation material is then blown into the gaps. This should take around two hours for a typical house and shouldn’t cause much mess. The insulation is usually mineral wool or polystyrene beads (known as granules). It’s important to choose the right type of insulation as this will determine how well your home is insulated and whether it’s eligible for any grants.
If you decide to use the services of an installer make sure they’re accredited by the British Board of Agrement. This will ensure their product is safe and there’s no risk of damp or rot. They should also be able to show you the certificate.