If your home isn’t insulated properly you could be wasting a lot of energy trying to stay warm and racking up expensive heating bills to do so. You can put a stop to this with internal insulation which can be undertaken by insulating the interior faces of exterior walls and on a room by room basis. And it might not be as expensive as you think. Under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme you may be eligible for free internal wall insulation or a grant to cover some of the costs.
Internal wall insulation can make a colossal difference to your annual heating bills and it’s great for the environment too!
First of all, if your home was built after the 1990s, it is probably already insulated. If your property is older it may not have any insulation at all.
Houses in the UK tend to have either solid or cavity walls. A cavity wall is just two walls with a gap (cavity) between them. Solid walls have no cavities and tend to be made of either brick or stone.
Insulating cavity walls involves filling the gap between the walls with an insulating material. Holes are drilled into the walls and the material is pumped in. When the work
This type of insulation is so cost-effective. The cost will depend on the size and type of property you live in. If you live in a detached home the cost would be around £725 and you could expect to make annual savings on your heating bill of £245 so you should be able to make back the installation costs in under five years.
If you live in a flat the typical installation cost is around £330 with annual energy bill savings of £70. So again the installation costs should pay for themselves in five years or under.
The process with insulating internal solid walls is a little more complex. There are two principal ways to insulate solid walls:
The cost depends on several factors such as the age and size of the property and its general condition. Solid wall insulation is the more expensive option but then these types of walls let twice as much heat escape as cavity walls. The average cost for a three-bedroom semi-detached home is around £7,400 and you could save up to £425 per year. But remember you may be eligible to have all, or part of your costs covered.
Many energy companies offer grants to cover all or part of the costs of insulation as members of the government’s ECO scheme. To apply, you must either be a homeowner or have your landlord’s permission if you are a tenant. Act now by clicking here to
While some insulation types are fairly easy to install, internal insulation whether by adding stud walls or by filling cavity walls can be complex undertakings. The insulation experts at IOD Grants Ltd can you save you time, money and hassle as we possess the skills and knowledge to properly insulate your home externally and in
Hurry! There’s no time to lose. If you’re interested in energy efficient, money saving internal insulation, please get in touch. IOD Grants will keep you snug and warm and save you money too. After all, it’s FREE.