Friday, 12 February 2010

Home Insulation

Improving your homes insulation is one of the best overall investments of time and money you can make. Although the initial financial outlay may be quite high, the long -term savings on heating bills will make it worthwhile We can insulate most parts of your home against heat loss, and even fairly modest measures can make a considerable difference.
However, efficient thermal insulation must always go hand in hand with effective ventilation to prevent the build up of condensation

How Insulation Works
Heat flows from warm areas to cool areas, and moves in any direction. In the home, warm air expands and circulates, escaping through walls, ceilings,roofs, windows, doors, fireplaces, and anywhere plumbing, ducting or electrical wiring penetrates exterior walls. Thermal insulation acts as a barrier, reducing the amount of heat that escapes.
The term "U" value is used when discussing thermal requirements in a house, especially in conjunction with insulation products. The aim is to achieve low U-values: this means that a house's insulation is efficient. In a new-build home U-values are governed by building regulations, and the type of insulation used will therefore need to meet certain requirements.

A Method of Insulating a Solid Brick Wall
By first fixing wooden battens then inserting the celotex TB3000 (multi-purpose insulation boards) into the space between the battens. Screw plasterboard over the top of the battens, then skim the wall to create a finished surface. This process is shown below in one of our recent projects:





ascu75 aka Don said...

HAVE a word with the architect for the Church of England who wont allow cavity wall insulation on vicars houses. I am sure he would convince you insulation is unnecessary.

amadi_construction said...

With cavity walls, insulation is one of the most cost-effective energy efficiency measures and can normally be installed in just a few hours. The three main types of insulation used are, mineral wool, expanded polystyrene bead and urea formaldehyde foam. All have roughly the same insulation properties and you should receive a 25 year guarantee from the Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency.

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