There are several benefits to be had from having a solid wall insulation installed. The cost-saving and benefits to the energy efficiency of your home are the obvious plus points. However, the real savings just continue year after year and well beyond the initial cost of installation.
The reduction in energy bills occurs for the foreseeable future. It has been estimated as a rough guide that a three-bedroom home with solid walls can make savings of around £400 every year on the energy bills.
Solid walls were the main construction point of homes built before 1919. It was only after this that construction designers saw the good use of building a cavity within the wall to make it more energy efficient. A cavity or “gap” in the middle of what is essentially two walls, allows for the warm air generated in the home to be become trapped.
This meant that when central heating became the main method of heating the home, cavity walls became the obvious construction design of choice. Solid walls allow the heat to escape and energy is wasted. The good news for homes that still have a solid wall is that these can be insulated.
The insulation process can be rendered on the inside or exterior walls. Many homeowners like to maintain the old and genuine feel of listed homes. It is for this reason they choose to insulate the solid wall on the interior, rather than spoil the look of the outside.
How Do I Found Out What My Walls Are – Solid or Cavity?
There is a no-obligation survey you could have carried out by solid wall insulators. Click here to arrange this. As a general rule though, there is a simple exercise you can do yourself to determine if a wall has a cavity. You can measure the width of the wall. Observe the external wall, windows or any doors and measure through these fixtures.
If the wall is less than 260 mm, this would be a solid wall.
If a home was built before 1919, it would have heated by means of a log fire and heating the home meant simply placing another log on the hearth. As construction and home heating methods improved, central heating was introduced, where hot water is pumped through radiators positioned throughout the home. Energy efficiency is very important in the 21st century.