Do you have problems with condensation or want to find a way to stop heat escaping through the walls in your home? If so, internal wall insulation may provide a way of combating and solving these issues, whilst increasing the thermal efficiency of your property. Speak to one of Zing’s consultants today.
Benefits of Internal Wall Insulation:
- Energy Costs Savings: internal wall insulation can provide you with a significant cost saving benefit, with insulated walls helping to reduce heat-loss, which in turn decreases the reliance on energy use.
- Easy installation: retrofitting internal wall insulation is straightforward and can be completed within a short period of time, depending on the size of the property, with minimal disruption to householders.
- Health Benefits: installing this insulation system significantly reduces the risk of condensation, dampness and mould, creating a healthier living environment, especially for occupants that suffer from respiratory illnesses.
- Sound insulation: in addition to internal wall insulation providing greater thermal efficiencies, it can also provide sound insulation, helping to reduce noise transmission from the outside.
- Preservation of Exterior: if you live in a conservation area where external insulation may not be possible, then internal wall insulation could be an excellent alternative, so you can maintain the exterior appearance of your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE SOLID WALLS?
One of the quickest ways to determine if you live in a solid wall property is by checking when the property was built. As a generally rule, properties built before the 1930’s are more likely to have solid walls, and therefore do not have a cavity. Other methods of finding out include looking at the brickwork pattern; where a continuous full brick followed by a half brick suggests your walls are of solid construction.
WILL I LOSE INTERIOR SPACE?
Installing an internal wall insulation system includes an insulation-backed plasterboard, a vapour membrane, and a plaster finish on top. The total thickness of the system depends on the product being used but will be in the region of 60mm to 100mm. Therefore, you will lose some interior space. However, benefits of a more thermally efficient home, plus lower energy bills may be worth it.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE INSTALLATION
Prior to the installation team arriving, it is essential to move any furniture and other items out of the way, so the insulation technicians can get easy access to each of the walls being insulated. Internal wall insulation does involve a certain level of disruption and rooms may not be usable whilst the work is in progress. However, Zing Energy installers are conscientious, take care in their work, and are extremely helpful.
WHY ARE THERE GRANTS FOR SOLID WALL INSULATION?
Insulating homes which have solid walls plays a pivotal role in lowering the carbon footprint of properties, by enhancing thermal efficiency, reducing the energy required for heating, leading to decreased carbon emissions associated with energy production.. Additionally, internal wall insulation can help mitigate energy waste, contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally responsible way of living.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INTERNAL WALL INSULATION (IWI) AND EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION (EWI)?
IWI and EWI are the two main methods of improving the thermal performance of solid wall properties. However, they differ in how and where insulation is applied:
IWI: the insulation system is applied to the interior surfaces of the walls, finished in a plaster covering.
EWI: involves adding insulation materials to the exterior of the property, finished in a protective acrylic render.
Impact on Interior Space:
IWI: installing IWI can reduce the usable interior space, as it adds thickness to the walls on the inside.
EWI: does not affect interior space, as the insulation is applied externally.
IWI: can impact the appearance of interior rooms. It may require redecoration and changes to fixtures like skirting boards and sills.
EWI: will alter the exterior appearance of the building, but offer’s more design flexibility for improving the building’s aesthetics.
Protection Against the Elements
IWI: does not provide an additional layer of protection against weathering and moisture to the building’s structural walls.
EWI: provides a protective layer for the building, helping to shield it from weathering, moisture, and temperature fluctuations, which can extend the lifespan of the building’s structural elements.