Internal Wall Insulation
Solid walls let twice as much heat escape as cavity walls, so insulating them makes a good deal of sense. External Wall Insulation is not always an option due to costs, etc….hence Internal Wall Insulation is the next best option.
If your home was built before the 1920s, its external walls are probably solid walls rather than cavity walls. A solid wall is usually made of concrete, Stone or Brick.
- Solid walls have no gap, so they can’t be filled with cavity wall insulation.
- Cavity walls are made of two layers with a small gap or ‘cavity’ between them.
What is Internal wall insulation ?
- What are the advantages of insulating internally?
- It’s easier to install, and there’s no need for scaffolding.
- It won’t change the outer appearance or character of your home, so it’s more suitable for visually attractive buildings and period properties.
- It’s also more suitable for flats and maisonettes, as you can hardly use external insulation for just one unit in a block.
- It can also be acceptable for buildings in Conservation Areas where there are often strict rules about the kind of changes you can make to the outside appearance of your home.
- Lower installation cost when comparing to external wall insulation.
- Easier maintenance than external wall insulation
- No scaffolding required for installation
- No disruption to building appearance – ideal for installation in conservation areas
- Installation not delayed by bad weather condition
- Can be installed on a room-by-room, single façade or whole-house basis – or as part of a full refurbishment plan