CAVITY WALL INSULATION

The external wall of a house is usually made of two layers, with a void in the centre, known as a cavity wall.

Filling the space between the two walls with insulation material is an effective way to prevent the loss of up to 35% of your home's heat.

All our systems comply with the current building regulations, in accordance with the appropriate British Board of Agreement (BBA) certificate.

Not heard of Eco? Click >>HERE to see why the Utility Companies & The Government have been funding this work since 2013.

ThermaBead cavity wall insulation are industry leaders in providing high performance, injected blown bead insulation systems. With outstanding cavity wall insulating properties, it is ideal for domestic, commercial and industrial use. Providing 100% cavity fill with no cold spots, no waste and easy to install. With outstanding durability, water resistant and rot proof our bead product is the number one choice for insulation.
• 20% more efficient than rock and glass wool
• 30% less drill holes when compared to the standard solution
• Reduce heat loss by around 70%
• Up to 30% reduction on fuel bills
• No settlement and no wastage
• Consistent density with constant thermal protection throughout the installed area
• BBA approved and the backing of 25 years insurance guarantee

 

Was your property built after 1983?

If this is the case your property will more than likely be "Partially Filled". This means that instead of filling the entire cavity when built, they will have simply stuck some form of "Celotex Board Insulation" onto the breeze block. A cheaper way for numerous builders was to only use a 25mm partial board, instead of one that covers the entire cavity. This is where we come in as we're one of only a handful of installers that have the equipment, and funding to treat these type of properties. Using our Thermabead Product we can simple fully insulate the remain cold air cavity that remains, thus raising the energy rating of the property, while lowering your heating bill. We then issue you with a 25 year guarantee for the work carried out.

FAQ's

Why is it free or almost free?
It's funded by the government and utility companies towards their "Green targets" that OFGEM set them on a yearly basis. If you're heated on electric/solid fuel, it's always TOTALLY FREE. A small contribution may be required for other heating sources, but not always. To see all about the ECO funding scheme see the OFGEM link >>HERE:

I've heard horror stories of Cavity Wall Insulation causing damp issues?
This may have been the case years ago, but the Thermabead product is now the only BBA approved product that states water/damp CANNOT penetrate to the inner leaf. If you want to look for yourself follow this link >>HERE

Why couldn't other companies insulate my property?
This normally arises in a "Post 83" property. The reason is quite simply that they don't have access to the Thermabead product that we do.

Will this work affect things like my buildings insurance or my NHBC guarantee?
No. Both of these things are 100% fine, and simply classed as an alteration. Follow this link to the NHBC website to see for yourself  >>HERE

See exactly what the installation of Thermabead is: >> HERE

 

 

 

 

LOFT INSULATION

Loft insulation is one of the most effective and common insulation solutions. Around 25% of a home's heat is lost through the roof of an un-insulated property; therefore it's advisable to get a good layer of insulation installed.

Mineral fibre rolls are laid by our own fully trained installers to the required thickness in-keeping with current guidelines (100mm, 150mm, 170mm and 200mm).

To avoid mess and inconvenience, the insulation rolls are taken straight up to the loft where they are unwrapped for installation keeping any mess to a minimum.

The installation includes insulation to tanks and pipes and special care is taken to maintain ventilation between the insulation and the roof covering.

Not heard of Eco? Click >>HERE to see why the Utility Companies & The Government have been funding this work since 2013.

 

 

 

 

Boilers

Free, and heavily subsidised replacement boilers are available via ECO, a Government Scheme which has been set up to help low-income households access home efficiency improvements to reduce the cost of heating their homes, and to reduce their carbon footprints. If you meet the benefits related criteria, and your current boiler is at least 5 years old (not condensing), you could qualify. It's as simple as that.

Boiler Grants are non-repayable, this means you do not have to pay any money back at any time. There are no complicated terms and conditions. If you qualify for a free boiler grant, you can have one installed along with new heating controls (where necessary). The amount of funding you get is determined by the efficiency of your home, so an energy assessment will be carried out free of charge. In some instances a small contribution may be required.

If you want to learn more about the ECO scheme, please visit the GOV.UK website. Free boilers are funded by the 'Affordable Warmth' part of the energy company obligation.

 

 

 

 

ROOM IN ROOF

The government's Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme covers more than you might think. If you have a room in your roof, you may well be eligible for free room in roof insulation. (If not, you may be eligible for one of the room in roof insulation grants.)

If you're successful in getting free room in roof insulation, you can get the entire cost of having your loft or attic rooms insulated. For absolute peace of mind and long-term value, all work will be carried out to buildings regulation standards.

The room in roof insulation grants (and free room in roof insulation scheme) are a great opportunity for you to save money - and add value to your home. While many older properties may have been built with room in roof insulation, they rarely stand up to modern standards.

As well as helping to keep heat in, there's the added value that comes from having a properly insulated attic room... It'll help turn a functional space into a cosy room, somewhere that can act as a spare room or study - a quiet haven at the top of the house. The improvement will certainly add to the value of your home.

These days room in roof insulation methods are very sophisticated and differ according to the type of roof or attic space. So if you're eligible for free room in roof insulation, the insulation team will start by determining whether you have a loft room or an attic room.

 

 

 

 

ELECTRIC STORAGE HEATERS

Free, replacement electric storage heaters available via ECO, a Government Scheme which has been set up to help low-income households access home efficiency improvements to reduce the cost of heating their homes, and to reduce their carbon footprints. If you meet the benefits related criteria, and your home is currently heated by an electric storage heater system, you could qualify. It's as simple as that.

The storage heater grants are non-repayable, this means you do not have to pay any money back at any time. There are no complicated terms and conditions.

If you want to learn more about the ECO scheme, please visit the GOV.UK website. Free boilers are funded by the 'Affordable Warmth' part of the energy company obligation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internal Wall Insulation

Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) is applied to the internal walls of a building. Its typically consists of dry lining in the form of pre-insulated plasterboard.

Key Points - Internal Wall Insulation
• is generally cheaper to install than external wall insulation
• will slightly reduce the floor area of any rooms in which it is applied (the thickness of the insulation is around 72mm
• can be disruptive but can be done on a room bt room basis
• requires skirting boards, door frames and external fittings to be removed and reattached
• can make it hard to fix heavy items to inside walls - although special fixings are available
• needs any problems with penetrating or rising damp to be fixed first