Effective insulation is perhaps the most important aspect of controlling your heating bills.  Insulate walls, roof and floors of your home to retain as much heat as possible.

Here's a quick introduction to insulation and draught-proofing and how you can make changes to save energy and save money.

For more information please look at the following pages:

Loft insulation

Loft Insulation

  • Cost-effective and sometimes subsidised or even free
  • Recommended depth 270mm (11 inches)
  • Don’t cover light fittings or cables or block soffit vents
  • Insulate around (but not under) water tanks and lag  pipes
  • More costly but sometimes subsidised
  • Usually quick and simple to install from outside
  • Some exposed and ‘narrow cavity’ walls unsuitable
  • Internal or external insulation is an alternative

Cavity wall insulation

Cavity Wall Insulation

  • More costly but sometimes subsidised
  • Usually quick and simple to install from outside
  • Some exposed and ‘narrow cavity’ walls unsuitable
  • Internal or external insulation is an alternative

Floor insulation

Floor insulation

  • Insulating floors properly can be disruptive
  • Stopping draughts can be simple and effective
  • Plug gaps between floorboards and under skirting
  • Use thick underlay under carpets to retain heat

Savings

The table below shows typical annual savings that are possible. (table to follow)

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