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Housing Insulation Liverpool

Insulation is the material that protects you and your family from the outside elements. Keeping heat in during the colder months, and heat out during the hotter months. Ensuring your house is correctly insulated can save you a lot of money on heating and energy costs.

Here at Roofer & Builder, we cover all different types of housing insulation including solid wall, cavity wall, underfloor, loft and roof insulation. We are experienced at providing you and your home the protection it needs from external elements.

Different Types of Insulation

There are many different types of insulation that you can have fitted to your home. It’s vital to ensure you have an experienced installer to guide and provide the best protection you can get. As the quality of your insulation directly correlates to your heating and energy bills, mistakes made can cost you a lot of money. In today’s world every penny counts. However, it’s not just about the money, correct fitting also ensures that you are helping to protect the environment.

Here are just some of the insulation types we can fit here at Roofer & Builder.

What is Solid Wall Insulation?

Over the years, houses have been built in a number of different ways. When you look around your city, eg. Liverpool, there are houses that are 500 years old and some less than 1 year old. Technology changes all the time which effects how the builders construct your home. 

If your house is built before 1920, the chances are you have a solid wall home. This means that between the inside of your home and the outside, there is only 1 set of bricks. This means the inside of your home is more at risk of heat escaping as there is no protective barrier to keep heat in. 

Solid wall insulation involves fitting a layer of insulation inside or outside of the home. Choosing to fit internally or externally will depend on a few things. The age of your house, the character of your house and the surrounding area as well as practicality. Adding external fittings can change the look of your home and this may be prohibited in some areas as your house is likely to be very old. If you’re unsure of your wall type or regulations in your area please consult an expert.

What is Cavity Wall Insulation?

The biggest push of house building started in the UK from 1920s on wards, with many houses built during the 1930s. During this period houses were built with what’s known as a cavity. This means 2 walls form the external envelope of your house. 1 wall with a gap in the middle to the other wall, this cavity provides some insulation from the elements however, it was noted that this cavity can be filled providing an added level of protection.

This is the 2nd most common insulation fitted in houses across the UK. The cavity is filled with insulation material by drilling holes in the mortar of your house and filling it with the material. It’s relatively non invasive and completed very quickly. Your home will feel the benefit straight away.

What is Underfloor Insulation

This is as simple as it sounds. Insulation that goes under the floor inside your home. Certain homes are more susceptible to losing heat through the ground. Especially if the home is raised from the bottom and has underground cavities. 

Fitting underfloor insulation provides a fantastic way to keep your home warm in an extra direction. Underfloor boards can be fitted into any room and if you also fill the gaps around skirting boards etc.. you can potentially save £40 per year or more just on an underfloor solution. Many people choose to fit underfloor solutions to garages and sheds or any other part of the home that doesn’t have direct heating.

What is Roof and Loft Insulation

Roof and loft insulation is the most common type of insulation fitted across the UK. As we all know, heat rises, this means the energy you use, heating your home can and will escape through the top of your home if not insulated correctly. I’m sure in the winter when we have a snowfall, you’ve all seen homes that have absolutely zero snow on them while their neighbour has plenty. The houses with no snow are poorly insulated as the heat escapes through the roof and melts the snow. So if your roof is like this then it’s time to call us and get some insulation in.

Roof insulation is fitted to the inside of your roof lining. It’s insulated panels that are fixed in place. It’s often confused with loft insulation however loft insulation is slightly different. This is fitted either directly to the floor (if you don’t have a loft conversion) or it’s fitted below the floor boards if you do. It’s typically made of fibreglass and comes in many different grades. The grade you may need or want will depend entirely on the type of home you have.

Green Homes Grant in Liverpool

As part of the countries commitment to recovering financially from COVID-19 they have committed a huge pot of money to homeowners to make their home more energy efficient. In order to qualify, you must be fitting either insulation or low carbon heating solutions

You must be having one of the insulation fitted above or a green heating solution such as solar panels or bio fuel solutions to be able to qualify.

How Much is the Grant

The grant is for up to £5,000 and covers up to 2/3rds the cost of making your home more energy efficient. So it doesn’t cover the full installation but will get you most of the way. The aim is to help the UK reduce their carbon emissions and reduce energy consumption. This can save home owners a huge amount of money over a number of years.

As well as covering the items above, you can also have other items fitted to improve energy efficiency. However these can only be installed if you are having one of the above completed as they are classed as “primary” improvements to your home. Some of the secondary improvements include.

– Draught-proofing
– Double or triple glazing, or secondary glazing, but only if you currently have single glazing – it won’t cover replacement double glazing.
Energy efficient doors, where you’re replacing doors installed before 2002.
– Heating controls and insulation, including appliance thermostats, hot water tank thermostats, hot water tank insulation, smart heating controls, zone controls, delayed-start thermostats and thermostatic radiator valves.
But it’s important to remember you cannot get any of these secondary improvements covered under the grant unless you have any primary elements covered. However there are a few other facts to consider. You can actually get as much as £10,000 and not have to pay anything towards the improvement if you claim one of a few lists of benefits. eg. If you claim working tax credits, you can get £10,000 to improve your home. You can read more about the scheme here.

Are We Green Home Grant Approved?

At the moment, the information is very fresh and information is coming out every single day. We will be looking at being approved as soon as we know exactly what it entails. If you are interested in having home improvements done under this grant then please contact us and we can take your details. We will then be in touch with all the details as and when they become clear.

Insulation Fitting Liverpool

We’ve spoken a lot about the different types of insulation but nothing about the fitting. Here at Roofer and Builder we are a highly experienced team of builders than have been providing building and roofing solutions for over 20 years. We are able to cover every different type of insulation out there to keep your home warm and cool during the right months. 

If you’re looking at having insulation fitted or would like to know more then please contact us and one of our team will provide you will all the information you may require. We operate from our Maghull offices and cover most of the North West. If you’re in Liverpool, Southport, Kirby, The Wirral or anywhere else on Merseyside then get in touch for all your insulation needs.

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