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Benefits of Solid Wall Insulation

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About a third of UK homes have solid walls, according to the National Insulation Association (NIA).

Did you know that solid walls let through twice as much heat as cavity walls? The good news is that you can also insulate your solid walls. External wall insulation could save you £660* a year AND it improves your home’s appearance (and could potentially add value too). What’s not to like?

 

This will depend on a number of factors but by upgrading your home with solid walls could cut your heating costs considerably because solid walls let through twice as much as cavity walls do.

Here are examples of what you can save.

  • Can be applied without disruption to the household
  • Fills cracks and gaps in the brickwork, which will reduce draughts
  • Requires good access to the outer walls
  • Increases the life of your walls by protecting the brickwork
  • Does not reduce the floor area of your home
  • Improves weatherproofing and sound resistance.
  • Renews the appearance of outer walls
  • Available in various colours

How much could you save by insulating your solid walls in a year?

Estimates are based in insulating a oil heated home and have been taken from ther Energy Saving Trust website http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/domestic/solid-wall

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  Detached Semi detached Mid terrace Bungalow Flat
Fuel bill savings (£/year) £660 £380 £255 £260 £210
Carbon dioxide savings (kgCO2/year) 2,300 kg 1,300 kg 880 kg 900 kg 720 kg
Typical installation costs* £7,500-£18,000 £6,500-14,000 £6,000-£11,000 £6,500-£14,000 £6,000-£10,000

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How do I know if my home has solid walls?

Can you tell if your home is made of brick, and the bricks have an alternating long-short-long pattern, then the walls are more than likely to be of solid wall construction. When looking at the bricks if you can see only the long edge of the bricks, then the wall is almost certainly a cavity wall construction. Alternatively, if you are unable to see the pattern of the brick work you have an alternative option which is to then measure the thickness of the wall at any entrance or window reveal will help to determine the construction type. A solid brick wall is usually about 22 cm thick, a cavity wall between 27 cm and 30 cm thick, and a solid stone wall could be as much as 50 cm. The age of your home can also be a good indicator. As a general rule of thumb, if it was built before the late 1920s it is unlikely to have a cavity and thus of solid wall construction.

What happens next?

Step 1: Request a free assessment

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Choose a time that best suits you, and a member of our team will come and give you a free assessment.

Step 2: Get a free survey & quote

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We'll carry out a detailed assessment of your home and talk you through your boiler and heating options and provide a fixed price quote.

Step 3: Installation begins

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Your Engineer will fully explain how to use your new boiler and controls. Leave your home clean and tidy, and will arrange the disposal of all waste including the old boiler.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Any Other Types Of Insulation I can Get On My Property?

Of course! Heat mainly escapes in your home through the walls and the roof, therefore loft insulation would also be a good option to keep your home warmer. Additionally, you could save up to £250 on your energy bills (Take a look at our loft insulation page for more information).

Homes that do not have a solid wall, but have a Cavity Wall could be eligible for a grant on Cavity Wall Insulation through ECO. This could help you save up to £275 a year on your energy bill prices. If you have a Cavity Wall, then take a look at out Cavity Wall Insulation page for more information on how to apply.

Pipe insulation – You can insulate your pipes and your boiler by adding a jacket to your boiler or getting pipe insulation to reduce heat loss. This is cheap and easy to do yourself. Boiler jackets can be acquired at your local DIY store.

Draught Excluders – According to the Energy Saving Trust draught-proofing around windows and doors could save you between £25 and £50 a year. This is just by simply blocking out gaps between your window and doors. You can learn how to make your own DIY draught excluder through very little costs in our NEWS section under the title ‘8 Easy Steps To Making Your Own Draught Excluder’.

To cut down your bills even further we have a range of products on offer that will help you both save energy and money. These include Solar PV panels, LED lights and energy efficient boilers.

What Are The Main Benefits To Having Solid Wall Insulation

There are many benefits to having Solid Wall Insulation on your property. Not only can Solid Wall Insulation save you money on your energy bills and help you reduce your carbon footprint in your home, but Solid Wall Insulation can also help with the following:

– It can heavily improve weatherproofing and sound resistance

– It can fill in gaps in-between the brickwork, meaning you could reduce the chance of draughts into your home as well as improving the appearance.

– By protecting the brickwork, the life in your walls could be increased.

– Solid Wall Insulation does not reduce any floor areas in your home

– Solid Wall Insulation can be applied without any disruption to the house

– You can match the Solid Walls to look the way you would like and improve the outside look of your home for the better.

How Do I Know That All The Installers/Workmen Will Be Trustworthy?

All of our staff and contractors are fully qualified and approved to the correct standards of technical compliance under multiple accreditation processes. We are dedicated to delivering the best service to our customers on a daily basis and we strive to achieve our goals when it comes to saving you energy and money.

How Long Does Solid Wall Insulation Last?

Upon completion of your Solid Wall Insulation you will receive a 25 year guarantee, so you will be covered for any unlikely corrections needed on your walls. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the warmth… for less!

How Much Could I Save A Year On My Energy Bills With Solid Wall Insulation?

You could save up to £455 a year on your energy bill prices according to the Energy Saving Trust, as the majority of heat is lost through your walls alone. Not only this, but you could also save up to 1900kg of Co2 a year, meaning that not only can you be saving money, but you can also help contribute to saving the planet.

Do I Have To Be Home When Solid Wall Insulation Is Carried out?

No you do not have to be present the whole time. All we need is for permission to access the outside of your property while you are out, so you can go about your daily business without a problem. And don’t worry, the work will not restrict you any access from entering your home.

How Long Does Solid Wall Insulation Take To Install?

Solid Wall Insulation should take anything from two to four weeks to install in total. This is including the initial survey to check if your property is eligible, the set up for the insulation, the installation itself, applying the rendering and resetting everything that was moved in prep for install.

How Do I Apply For Solid Wall Insulation?

Applying for Solid Wall Insulation is simple. All you have to do is contact our team and we can book you in for a survey. After the survey is completed, we will be able to discuss accurate prices with you based on your property, or ways of funding and then we can go straight for an install.

You can either contact a member of our team by phone on 0800 152 2011, or alternatively you can leave your details on this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible for a quick chat about where to go next.

How Much Does Solid Wall Insulation Cost and How Can I Pay?

Solid Wall Insulation can cost anything between £5000-£18000 dependable on the size and type of your property.

There are many ways in which you can pay for solid wall insulation on your homr

Dependable on releases and offers, Solid Wall Insulation could be eligible for a contribution through a Green Deal voucher or through the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.

Alternatively, You can either pay for the work directly on your home or you could opt for a finance deal which as a company we offer at a great rate that best suits your budget.

In order to apply for Solid Wall Insulation and any finance deals or funding then all you need to do is leave your details on this page or alternatively, you can call us on 0800 152 2011 to discuss further.

 

How Do I Know If My Walls Are Solid Walls Or Cavity Walls?

Normally you can tell by the layout of bricks on your wall whether you have cavity walls or solid walls.

  • If your wall bricks are of all equal length then you most likely have cavity walls in your property, however if your bricks consist of bricks that are both long and short, then you most likely have solid walls.
  • How old is your property? If your property was dated anytime after 1920, then the walls will most likely be cavity wall.
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