Internal Wall Insulation Installers

Internal wall insulation works wonders in improving the thermal efficiency of your home and reducing your heating costs.

Internal wall insulation can be used both in residential and commercial properties to improve the indoor comfort and boost energy efficiency. There are several methods of adding insulation for interior walls each designed to raise fire safety, increase acoustic performance, reduce heat loss, and eliminate condensation and mould problems.

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What is Internal Wall Insulation?

Interior wall insulation is the application of insulation to the interior surfaces of walls to improve the building’s thermal performance and damp problems.

There are four main installation methods. The most common (though not always the most effective) is to build a new stud wall to which you can add insulation.

Building Regulations that Encompass Internal Wall Insulation

The Regulations set specific requirements concerning airtightness and heat dissipation that must be achieved for making your house compliant.

  • A material’s U-value is the percentage of heat (in watts) that is lost through each square meter of its surface. A lower value implies better thermal performance.
  • An uninsulated hollow wall will ideally have an estimated U-value of 1.5W/m2. Besides, there will additionally be a comparatively higher level of cold bridging owing to the cavity ties.
  • A solid stone wall’s U-value (according to its thickness) would be around 1.4W/m2 to 1.7W/m2.
  • The U-value of a solid 225mm brick wall would be somewhere around 1.9W/m2.
  • Present Building Regulations necessitate a maximum U-value of 0.3W/m2, and more realistically, of 0.2w/m2. Having that U-value in the case of solid walls would mean, at the very least, installing 100mm of rigid insulation.

It is well known that improved airtightness has a greater effect on heat loss than insulation. Solid wall elements are naturally sufficiently airtight, but their cracks, penetrations, and gaps might turn out to be problematic.

It tends to occur in places such as ceiling/floor voids, under the ground floor, the ceiling of the first floor, and accessible parts of the walls. Insulation applied to a wall can build an airtight barrier. However, the benefits might be reduced by 50% in the case that cracks, gaps, or penetrations are not appropriately dealt with.

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Where Internal Wall Insulation can be used?

Interior wall insulation can be used for improving interior comfort and energy efficiency in both commercial and residential environments.

There are several ways to insulate internal walls, each intelligently designed for reducing heat transfer, improving acoustic performance, or raising fire safety quotient.

Read on to learn more about Advanced Damp Interior Wall Applications and their benefits encompassing cost-saving aspects.

If your house has solid walls, the bricks are generally found to have an alternating pattern with bricks laid across the wall to see from outside. On the other hand, if you have cavity walls, the bricks will have an even pattern laid lengthways. If a brick wall is over 260mm thick, it is usually a cavity wall, whereas a narrower wall is a solid wall. Stone walls are thicker but usually solid.

If you live in a house with non-typical construction like timber-framed buildings, steel or concrete, you require experienced internal insulation installers to improve your properties insulation level.

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Benefits of Advanced Damp internal wall insulation include:

  • Reduced heat loss
  • Cost-effective installation
  • Protection against fire risks
  • Absorbing and blocking sound
  • Complementing environment aesthetics
  • Lowering costs of heating bills
  • Eliminates condensation & damp
  • Repair cracks in render & plaster
  • Waterproof your walls
  • 25 year product warranty
  • Natural and sustainable

Importance of Internal Wall Insulation

Almost half of the energy exhausted in heating and cooling a home might leak without proper insulation. Consequently, insulation helps you in:

  • Saving considerably on energy bills.
  • Reducing energy consumption while limiting greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reducing dependence on rather expensive heating and cooling systems.
  • Improving the comfort of home.
  • Offers fire protection.

Having established these points, internal wall insulation further ensures that gaps are effectively sealed.

Does Internal Wall Insulation Cause Damp?

The point where air reaches the temperature that causes the moisture to condense as water is known as the dew point. Internal wall insulation will keep the wall at external optimum temperature and thus draw the dew point to the internal surface.

If the dew point is nearby to the internal surface of the wall, insulation can absorb the moisture and appear as damp patches on the walls and plasterboard. The damp problems leads to mould growth, peeling of wallpaper and skirting boards.

A vapour control layer is installed to prevent damp penetration. As a result, the insulated wall’s internal surface will be warmer, helping in reducing the formation of condensation.

However, there are areas where the external wall comes in contact with the internal wall that stays cold. As a result, there is a risk of condensation forming in high-level corners. To overcome it means to cover the cold bridge by extending the insulation. Thus, managing moisture is very important.

How to Prepare a Wall for Internal Insulation

Before installation of internal insulation, you must take care of any damp and correct any wall surface issues.

Insulation can worsen a damp wall by increasing the temperature of the wall and eliminating or reducing the air movement around the internal surface. Following are the two methods of dealing with a damp wall:

  • finding the cause of the damp and treating it with professional damp proofing products
  • creating a stud wall with the cavity between the existing wall and insulation
 

When it comes to the former, you can recognise whether its rising damp, penetration damp or condensation and install a damp-proof course in case of the rising damp. Rain penetration can also cause dampness through the wall itself, in which having internal insulation would be a mistake. It can also be due to overflow or down pipe, or leaky gutters, which are easy to repair.

Besides, it can also be due to external ground levels that are built up above the interior walls.

In addition, the surface condition determines whether the preparation work is required if the old plaster requires putting off. It also determines whether:

  • battening is necessary for a flat surface
  • mechanical fixing is required
  • insulation can be fixed with adhesive

What Type of Insulation Material is to be used for Interior Walls?

The most ideal will vary depending on the kind of application, and a little research will be required to find the solution for your house.

Natural materials

Materials such as cork, woodfibre insulation, or sheep’s wool are good options for people looking for good levels of breathability. Besides, these are perfect for people who want eco-friendly products for their homes. Natural materials don’t release toxins.

Mineral wool

The widely used materials in mineral wool include such as Knauf or Rockwool. Mineral wools are available as semi-rigid batts or quilts.

Rigid foam boards of insulation

Celotex or Kingspan are great insulators. They take up less floor area and are thinner. They also incorporate a vapour barrier. However, they are not highly breathable and are more expensive.

Thin insulation

The reveals, return, and floor voids need attention to make sure continuity in the insulation and elimination of cold bridges. Again, thinner materials are generally needed here.

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Calculator & Savings for internal insulation

The amount required to be invested and the exact cost of internal wall installation depends on your property’s size, the thickness and structure of its walls, and the number of walls that would require insulation.

Since the dry lining is primarily done to improve the living comfort, the insulation thickness is mainly limited to somewhere between 10 to 100mm. Ideally, you can always capitalise on the benefits of using a local U-value calculator if you wish to further improve the wall’s thermal performance.

Insulating separation walls within dwellings can additionally save you a fortune on energy bills as it prevents heat transfer.

For saving time while evaluating the fire performance and acoustic abilities, we have the right expertise that meets building traditions and country-specific requirements.

We drive our proficiency in determining the thermal performance of the property’s walls and potential cost-savings.

Contact us now for internal wall insulation installers

There is a lot that goes into making a home or a property. Give your home the right care with internal wall insulation and keep the life inside it happy and fulfilling.

We have experts who are highly skilled and experienced in delivering the best solutions to your wall insulation requirements. All you have to do is reach out on 07562719091 for a free quote.

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