Thermal insulation contractors provide a wide range of thermal insulation installation services in the commercial and domestic sectors. Commercially they supply and fit thermal insulation and protection for pipework and fittings, vessels, boilers, ductwork and tanks. In the domestic property market they supply and install loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, thermal cladding for heating pipework, plus a range of insulation coatings for solid walls
In an uninsulated home a quarter of your heat lost is through the roof as heat rises! Insulating your loft is a simple and effective way to reduce your heating bills and you can even do it yourself. Loft insulation remains effective for at least 40 years, so will pay for itself over and over again. Even if your loft is already insulated, it's worth checking that you have enough insulation to get the maximum saving. If your loft is easy to access and has no damp or condensation problems, then you can easily do it yourself using rolls of mineral wool insulation. Simply lay the first layer between the joists, then another layer at right angles to cover the joists and make the insulation up to the required depth.
Around a third of all the heat lost in an uninsulated home goes through the walls, the colder it is outside, the faster heat from your home will escape into the surrounding air through your walls. Houses built from the 1990's onwards will have insulation already in the walls, but if your house is older than that it may not have any wall insulation at all. If you have a typical house with cavity walls you could save up to £140 per year by insulating the walls. Houses in the UK mostly have either solid walls or cavity walls, a cavity wall is actually made up of two walls with a gap in between, whereas a solid wall has no cavity. If your house was built after the 1920's it is most likely to have cavity walls.
Some houses, such as steel-frame and timber-frame buildings, and houses made from pre-fabricated concrete, don't have a cavity to fill, but it may be possible to insulate them but you will need a specialist company to insulate a non-standard wall. The Thermal Insulation Contractors Association was formed in 1959 to promote correctly applied thermal insulation to save energy and costs for commercial and domestic clients.
Professionally installed loft insulation for an average three-bedroom house with gas central heating will cost around £300 and pay for itself in fuel savings in around two years. For cavity wall insulation, a professional job will cost around £750 for a average detached house and about £350 for a terraced house, you can expect to reclaim the cost in terms of savings within 5 years. these are just average costs of course, for a written quotation please click the "post your job" button on this page to arrange a free survey with a local insulation company to get an exact price with no obligation.