Solid walls have the added benefit of being insulated internally by applying rigid insulation boards to the existing walls, or by building a studded wall and then inserting insulation directly. There is a wide variety of insulation options available with the most common types of insulation being mineral and sheep’s wool.
Internal insulation on solid walls is generally a much cheaper option and a more cost-effective solution than installing external wall insulation, which has many added benefits as far as the cost of installation goes.
Additionally, you’ll also find internal wall insulation on solid walls can be installed one room at a time, making your wall insulation much more controllable and easier to manage.
In the UK alone, 28% of all home owners have a solid wall construction. Evaluating these statistics, this equates to more than 7 million homes. Most homes that were built before the mid-1930’s will certainly have solid walls, most of which have the further benefit of being insulated.
How Solid Wall Insulation works?
Solid wall insulation is a great way to store heat in your home. It achieves this by absorbing heat from both inside and outside of the property during the day. Acting like a heat collector, the warmth is stored throughout the walls of your home. On the flip side, external wall insulation will help counter-balance the absorption of heat during those ever so hot summer months.
The benefits of solid wall insulation include:
- The insulation acts as an extremely effective noise barrier
- It protects your home from heat loss
- You could increase your home’s value
- A cosy warm home during the winter
- Saving money and reducing energy costs
How much can I save on installing Solid Wall Insulation?
You could be saving on your energy spend depending on the characterises of the property. Each home would need to be independently assessed, but more importantly the main benefits of installing solid wall insulation would be reduced energy costs and consumption. The Energy Savings Trust has estimated that the annual savings from a typical homeowner for a detached house are around £460, up to £270 for a semi-detached and approximately £180 for a mid-terraced. You can see from these figures alone that solid wall insulation is a great home investment.
Are you experiencing issues with your existing Solid Wall Insulation?
At City Energy, our dedicated energy specialists will assess and recommend the most appropriate strategy for having solid wall insulation at your home. For homeowners looking into redesign or remodelling rooms in their home, solid wall insulation would be a great option.
Homes will hold more warmth and be much more delightful to live in. The added protection also includes a noise reduction barrier and would come in very useful if you live anywhere close to an open road, or somewhere surrounded by noise pollution. The upgrades can also increase the value of a property, especially when solid wall insulation improves the outside appearance of a home; not forgetting huge energy savings.