Guide On Insulating a wall
Insulating a home or office can be done in many ways and the first step is to ascertain which method of insulation suits your home the best. Once this has been decided, it’s important to select the type of insulation product that will help you achieve the best result for cost-effectiveness, insulation efficiency and the looks of the final result. Insulating external walls, for example, will change the exterior of a property as the insulation needs to be rendered to protect the insulation from the weather. Internal wall insulation will change the style and the decoration of internal walls if the walls behind are solid or if you just choose to use something like insulated plasterboard on cavity walls.
Internal Wall Insulation
Insulating a wall internally first needs to take into consideration whether the wall is a cavity wall or a solid wall. Cavity walls must be inspected by ME3 Energy cerified professionals, usually by making a small incision and putting a camera into the cavity, to determine if they’re suitable to be insulated. If they are then this can be done without affecting the floor plan of the property that much. Solid walls, however, must be faced with an insulation product, so they can often eat into floor space depending on the thickness of the insulation as an air gap is needed to prevent condensation and moisture build-up. Insulation with a moisture barrier means you don’t need to leave an air gap during installation. This can be achieved with several specialist products or with natural insulation, which is inherently moisture wicking.
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