Cavity wall insulation is a great way to keep your home warm and to save money on your energy bills. However, it’s important to choose the right installer if you want to ensure the job is done properly. The Eco Providers UK are a registered installer in the UK, and we offer a wide range of cavity wall insulation services to suit your needs. We have years of experience in this field, and our team of experts will make sure your home is insulated properly and meets all safety requirements.
What is cavity wall insulation and why do you need it installed in your home?
Cavity wall insulation is a type of insulation that is installed in the walls of your home. It helps to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer and can also help to reduce your energy bills.
There are a number of reasons why you may need cavity wall insulation installed in your home. For example, if you live in an old house with uninsulated cavity walls heat will be escaping through the walls causing you to have higher energy bills than necessary. Cavity wall insulation can help to prevent this from happening.
Additionally, cavity wall insulation can also help to improve the overall energy efficiency of your home, make it more comfortable to live in, and can even help to protect your home from damp.
If you have decided to proceed with cavity wall insulation it is important to choose the right installer for the job. You need an installer who is registered with one of the major insulation industry bodies such as Kiwa, CIGA or NIA. You’ll also want to check that they have sufficient experience installing cavity wall insulation.
Is cavity wall insulation the best option for your home?
Before you progress with cavity wall insulation it is important to assess whether it is the right option for your home. Cavity wall insulation is best suited to homes that have an uninsulated cavity between the walls. If your home has insulated cavity walls it is worth checking if there is an existing guarantee and that the existing insulation is sufficient. If there isn’t sufficient insulation you might want to consider cavity wall extraction and cavity wall refill.
If you are unsure if cavity wall insulation is the best option for your home, speak to a registered installer who will be able to advise you.
Here at the Eco Providers UK we are registered in the UK and have vast experience installing
How to find a good installer – what to look for, what to avoid
When looking for a cavity wall insulation installer, it is important to consider the following:
- What kind of insulation material will be used?
- Is the installer registered with Kiwa, CIGA or NIA?
- How much experience does the installer have?
- What are the customer reviews like?
- What is the company’s insurance policy like?
The cost of cavity wall insulation and how to get the best deal
The cost of cavity wall insulation will vary depending on the size of your home and the type of insulation material used. The Energy Saving Trust advises that regardless of your type of home, you should recover the installation costs within five years or less due to the savings on your energy bills.
The Energy Saving Trust have produced typical installation costs and estimates of how much you could save on your energy bill and the CO2 emissions you can save each year with cavity wall insulation:
Additionally, if anyone in your household claims Government benefits you may be eligible for a government grant to help cover the cost of cavity wall insulation installation. To make sure you get the best deal on cavity wall insulation ask for quotes from at least one and ideally several installers. For a free no obligation quote enter your details at https://www.theecoprovidersuk.com/contact-us
How long will the installation take and what should you expect from the process?
Cavity wall insulation can be installed in a day, and you should expect the process to be fairly quick and easy. You won’t need to leave your home while the installation is completed as most of the work will be done outside your home.
Once the cavity wall insulation is installed, you should notice a difference in your home’s energy efficiency. You will likely see a decrease in your monthly energy bills.
Post-installation tips following the installation of cavity wall insulation
Make sure you check that the cavity wall insulation has been registered with the appropriate trade body. We are registered with the Kiwa CWI Installer Assessment & Surveillance Scheme, but installers can also be registered with either Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency (CIGA) or National Insulation Association (NIA).
Frequently asked questions about cavity wall insulation
How can I tell if my home has cavity walls?
Cavity Walls are likely to be your wall type if your home was built after 1930. If your home has cavity walls the external wall will have two masonry (brick or block) walls, with a cavity (an empty space) of at least 40mm between each wall. You can tell if your home has cavity walls by its brick pattern called ‘stretcher bond’ where the bricks are evenly spaced (solid walls usually have an uneven pattern).
What kind of cavity insulation will they install?
The Eco Providers UK cavity wall insulation installers will only use the highest quality products available on the market. We have a range of cavity wall insulation products that can be tailored to your home, including:
- Mineral Wool Insulation
- Glass Fibre Insulation
- Polystyrene Insulation
What are the benefits of cavity wall insulation?
Cavity wall insulation can help to improve the energy efficiency of your home. It also has several other benefits, including:
- A warmer home in winter
- Reduced heating bills
- Less noise from outside
- Protection against moisture and damage from damp
How much will it cost?
The cost of cavity wall insulation will depend on the size and type of home you live in, and the price can vary according to where you live (either England, Scotland or Wales). The Energy Saving Trust have some indicative costs on their website to provide a benchmark for what you should expect to pay. You can also get a cavity wall insulation quote from The Eco Providers UK at https://www.theecoprovidersuk.com/contact-us.
How is cavity wall insulation installed?
Cavity wall insulation is installed by a professional installer and usually takes a few hours to complete. The installer will inject insulation material into the cavity between the two walls of your house. The walls are insulated from the outside, so this results in minimum disruption on installation day.
How much can I save with insulation?
The Energy Saving Trust’s advice is that you should recover the installation cost of cavity wall insulation within five years (or less). They say this regardless of whether you live in a flat, house or a detached property as the cost of installation should be paid back through savings on your energy bills. This advice was published prior to recent energy price hikes, so potentially the savings could be made sooner than previously advised.
How common are cavity wall insulation problems?
Installation is straightforward and cavity wall insulation problems are rare. If you do have any installation issues, these can be resolved by the installer.
How long will the insulation last?
Cavity wall insulation can last as long as the home does. If you choose to have your walls insulated by a registered installer you will receive an independent 25-year guarantee.
The installation of cavity wall insulation is a great way to improve the energy efficiency of your home. It also helps keep you warmer during those cold winter months, meaning less money spent on heating bills! If you’re looking for an affordable and effective energy saving solution that will pay for itself over time, we recommend installing cavity wall insulation today. For more information about this process or any other green project you might be considering, contact us at https://www.theecoprovidersuk.com/contact-us.
Our team of experts are happy to help answer all questions related to energy-efficiency, so don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s anything else we can do for you.