Cavity Wall Insulation & Attic Insulation
Cavity Wall Insulation
Cavity wall insulation has been around since the late 70's and is the single most important home renovation you will undertake. With a low cost and a high return on your investment it will also save you thousands of euro over the lifetime of your home. Heatloss through uninsulated cavity walls is said to be about 25% and with an average home costing €1500-2000 to heat, your savings could be €500 per annum! See how you can get a grant for your insulation here
The process of cavity wall installation is very straight forward and is usually completed in less than one day. There are a series of small holes drilled on the outside of the house through which the bead is injected with an adhesive which binds the beads together. This forms a layer of insulation that has no joints and gets into every nook and cranny that conventional board insulation cannot cover. The holes are made good using sand and cement and where possible a dye is used to get the holes to match as close to the original colour as possible.
Around 35 per cent of heat is lost through the roof of your home. By simply insulating your loft, you will not only be making your home more energy efficient, saving around €130 per year on your energy bills, but you will also make your home warmer and more comfortable to live in as well as doing your bit in reducing green house gases.
With ever increasing fuel prices set to rise year after year, you need to act now to combat heat loss.
Building regulations stipulate that to meet today's standards your attic should have a minimum of 12 inches (300mm) of insulation. If your attic insulation does not meet these standards and you would like to understand how we can go about helping you get to a higher standard, please call your local Envirobead installer and request a free home energy survey.
Our qualified advisor will survey your property and let you know what simple measures your property requires to meet the current building regulations and inform you of what grants or discounts are available in your area. To find out more about attic insulation take a look at our Technical page.