Internal wall insulation is more commonly known as solid wall insulation and it’s an effective way of keeping heat from escaping through the walls, especially if your home is not suitable for cavity fill.
This type of insulation is usually recommended for homes built before 1920 that do not have a cavity and are solid wall constructed. If your home has a cavity and is suitable for cavity insulation, then this is a better and quicker option.
One-third of heat loss is through the walls of your home
According to the Energy Saving Trust (EST), around one-third of heat loss from most homes is through the walls. Taking a fabric-first approach to energy efficiency is recommended, and having insulation installed in your home, including internal wall insulation, will dramatically reduce this heat loss.
With National Insurance reported to rise, the energy price cap set to increase and generally the cost of living going up, saving money is at the top of most people’s agenda – making every penny count.
Whether your motivation is improving the energy performance of your home ready to sell it, to keep warm in the colder months, or to save money on those rising energy bills – internal wall insulation is a great solution.
What is Internal Wall Insulation and what are the benefits?
There are an estimated 25 million homes in the UK of which more than 30 percent have been deemed hard to insulate with traditional methods, for example, cavity wall insulation. The majority of these have a solid wall.
Internal wall insulation is used to insulate solid wall properties by fitting insulation to the inside walls of your home, creating a thermal barrier between the inside of your home and the outdoors, dramatically reducing heat loss. Additionally, internal wall insulation can improve the acoustic performance of the external walls within your home.
Internal wall insulation is an excellent cost-effective solution to significantly improve the thermal efficiency of your home, reduce energy bills and play a vital role in reducing carbon emissions.
Having internal wall insulation installed can also increase the value of your home by improving the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating.
Benefit from 0% VAT when you install energy efficiency measures
Now is the perfect time to consider upgrading the energy efficiency of your home with internal insulation. Not only because energy bills are rising at an incredible rate, but you can also benefit from 0% VAT thanks to an announcement made by the government. This VAT cut will be available from 1 April 2022 until 2027. As a result, households looking to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes will benefit from further savings with this recent incentive. This is applicable when installing insulation and renewable measures.