In addition to Free Gas Central Heating Systems we also offer other grant funded services.
Free Cavity Wall Insulation.
Cavity Wall Insulation is FREE in 95% of the cases for those who qualify for a grant. The quality control aspects have improved massively.
We always install Polystyrene Beads and not “RockWool” (fibre). Polystyrene Bead is a far superior material for insulating Cavity Walls, but it is more expensive. “SuperBead” cavity wall insulation has been certified by the BBA.
We don’t use the “itchy stuff” any more.
We use what can be described as a “quilt” which the manufactures state “you could comfortably sleep on”.
The insulation rolls are brought into the house in “poly bags” and taken into the loft, where the loft insulation is removed from the bags.
An average semi-detached house would be completed in less than 2 hours, the empty bags removed and no mess to be seen.
External Wall Insulation.
External Wall Insulation (EWI) is also know as Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) and is an insulation system that is applied to the outside of the outside walls of a house.
As the photograph shows, EWI consists of a number of “layers”. The first layer is the “insulation” layer – normally mineral wool or expanded polystyrene. This is then covered by a reinforcing mesh secured by a coat of insulating render. The final layer consists of a coat of render in the colour or finish of your choice.
Internal Wall Insulation.
Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) is where the external walls are insulated inside the house. The advantage of IWI is that it is considerably cheaper than external wall insulation, yet making about the same amount of carbon emission savings.
Carbon Emission savings equate to the size of the Grant. Therefore, Internal Wall Insulation could be free to install, whereas External Wall Insulation may not be.
The average cost of insulating a 3 bedroom semi detached house with EWI is £13,000, but would only cost £7,400 using IWI, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
Room in Roof Insulation.
The red line in the diagram to the right represents Room in Roof Insulation.
Since the 1980’s any newly built rooms in the roof should have been insulated at build.
However, those built before that are probably not insulated, freezing cold in the winter and leaking a vast amount of heat through the roof . Costing you a fortune in fuel bills.
Grants are available for Room in the Room Insulation.