Cavity Wall Insulation
Cavity wall insulation is a simple and cost-effective way of retaining heat in your home and saving money on your energy bills. Adding insulation to your cavity wall can prevent up to a third of heating from escaping, saving you up to £225 a year on heating costs.
Do you own a residential property in the North of England ? Find out if you are eligible for FREE cavity wall insulation from Wise Energy.
Do I have cavity walls?
Cavity walls were not a common feature in most homes until the early 1930s, so knowing the date your house was built is a good indicator. If your house was built after 1930, it is likely that your home has cavity walls.
If you are still unsure, check the thickness of your wall by measuring the width near a window or door. If the wall is wider than 260mm, it is likely that your home features cavity walls and may be eligible to add insulation.
Is my house eligible for cavity wall insulation?
If you are confident that your home has a cavity wall, then it is likely that you will be eligible for insulation to be added to your home. Properties that are less than 10 years old will most likely already have cavity wall insulation already installed. Even if your property was built with some insulation in it you could still benefit from a top-up. Most new houses are built with just enough insulation to meet the building regulations and are often compatible for a top-up.
Your home will usually be suitable for cavity wall insulation if:
- Walls currently have unfilled cavities
- Cavities are at least 50mm in width
- Brickwork is in general good condition.
If you are unsure whether your property is suitable for cavity wall insulation, get in contact with one of our professional experts at Wise Energy by emailing us or calling us on 0800 038 28 20.
How much can I save with cavity wall insulation?
Depending on the type of property, cavity wall insulation can save up to £225 a year on energy costs.
|Fuel bill saving (£/year)||£225||£150||£95||£105||£70
Source: Energy Saving Trust. Based on households in England, Scotland and Wales.
Installation Process for Cavity Wall Insulation
Cavity wall insulation takes anything up to half a day to install, and in most cases is completed through external walls only. Your installation expert from Wise Energy will drill small holes at one metre intervals across the outside wall to access the cavity.
Using specialist equipment, insulation is then inserted into the wall. Once finished and the whole wall has been filled, your installer will refill the holes in the wall, leaving your property with no visible changes.
Free cavity wall insulation from Wise Energy
Wise Energy provide free cavity wall insulation, including installation as part of the ECO government scheme.
All UK homes are eligible for funding towards cavity wall insulation. Government funding can even cover the whole cost of installation in some cases, depending largely on your personal circumstances and your property type. It is anticipated that from September 2018 homeowners/tenants will have to be on some form of state benefits in order to qualify for funding. So, if this does not apply to you, now is the time make an enquiry.
Get in contact with Wise Energy today by email or phone on 0800 038 28 20 to claim your FREE cavity wall insulation.