Insulation with Kevin Talbot
With the rising costs in electricity, it is no wonder that we have seen an increased demand in insulation jobs. We can specialise with many different types of insulation and test to ensure that the home is within the sufficient energy rating. Insulating your home means that you save energy and money. Insulating both walls and attic can save a household a significant amount in heating costs: your attic, 25% per year and your walls 35% per year. This saving will replay your investment in 2-3 years. So it pays to insulate your home.
Not only does it make your home warmer in winter, it also helps keep it cooler in summer. This is because insulation holds the inside temperature of your home – warm in winter and cool in summer and slows the outside temperature from affecting your house. This also means, of course, that you do not need to have the heating on as much during the colder months. Great news for both the environment and your wallet!
Get in touch with us if you are thinking of getting your home insulated. Email us here or give us a call at 083 3159713
Insulating your home can involve one or more of the following.
Cavity Wall Insulation
From the 1930’s onwards most dwellings were of cavity wall construction. This means there is an inner and an outer wall with a cavity in between. This type of dwelling is suitable for cavity wall insulation. Cavity Wall Insulation with Silver Bonded Bead is an expanded Polystyrene Bead which is injected into existing or newly built cavity walls with a bonding agent.
An average un-insulated attic area represents 25% of the heat loss of your home. Fibreglass insulation is rolled into the attic space between & across the joists, difficult to reach areas can be insulated with blown shredded fibreglass. Cold water pipes and cold water tanks are lagged and sealed. Insulated walkways are installed for safe access from your attic hatch to your water tanks.
As part of our attic insulation service we can install tank jackets on your water storage tanks, insulate all cold water pipes in your attic area and install insulated floor platforms to gain safe access from your access hatch to your water tanks. If you have an attic pull down stairs we can provide an insulated hood that will greatly reduce heat loss in this area.
Insulation is fitted to the perimeter of a dormer area – ie low level walls, sloped ceilings and across the ceiling overhead. This can be insulated with either fibreglass or Therma insulation boards to fit between the rafters.
Timber Frame Insulation
Timber Frame Building are quite adaptable to high levels of insulation at initial construction stage, generally varying levels of fibreglass insulation are used depending on stud wall / rafter depth etc. A wide range of fibreglass type insulation can be fitted to a new timber frame building.
Air Tightness Insulation
Air Tightness is now a building regulation requirement in new buildings and it is certain that very high levels of air tightness in homes will become an integral part of construction within future regulations. In most situations it is very difficult to achieve an “A” rated home without having achieved high levels of air tightness in construction. A range of glues, tapes & membranes are fitted to the inside of the building envelope to eliminate unwanted air infiltration & draughts.