Be Insulated is the Be Smart Group’s complete insulation service. We also have the expertise to carry out cavity wall extraction for any failed, poorly installed, or damaged insulation.
Did you know that up to 35% of the energy used to heat your home is lost through the walls? Most modern homes are built by constructing walls with an air-gap, or “cavity”, of at least 50mm in between. Insulating this cavity is one of the best ways to reduce the amount of energy you need to heat your home. Cavity Wall Insulation acts like a flask allowing you to keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in the summer and saving you money on your energy bills.
The product we favour normally is Thermabead.
Cavity Wall Insulation can provide a number of benefits once it has been installed, such as the following:
- Provides a high level of thermal efficiency – warm in winter; cool in summer
- Reduces energy consumption and therefore heating bills
- Reduces condensation and black mould growth
- No maintenance required
- No disruption to the inside of your home
- Quick installation times – around two hours for a three-bed semi-detached house
- All systems are BBA (British Board of Agrément) approved
- All installs are covered by a 25 year CIGA Guarantee (Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency)
Cavity Wall Insulation
How much could you save?
Each home is different but after installing Cavity Wall Insulation you’ll certainly notice a difference – both in the temperature of your home and in your energy bills. A typical gas heated, detached property can expect to save up to £250 per year.
How much does it cost?
Cavity Wall Insulation is free for qualifying homes, before the installation a surveyor will visit your property and undertake an assessment to confirm suitability for insulation.
How is it installed?
Once our surveyor has confirmed if your home is suitable, our Cavity Wall Installation team will drill small holes about the size of a pound coin into the outside of the property.
They’ll then use specialist equipment to blow insulating material THERMABEAD into your uninsulated walls. This process takes on average around 2 hours.
What is loft insulation?
Did you know that 25% of the energy used to heat your home can escape through the roof if it is not properly insulated? Modern Loft Insulation is very different from the old itchy fibreglass insulation that was laid across loft spaces. Loft Insulation nowadays is made from environmentally friendly mineral fibres. Our installers cross lay two layers to ensure minimal gaps and heat loss, as well as bringing the insulation up to the required depth for current regulations.
How much could you save?
The cost of Loft Insulation is relatively cheap and, as we’ve already mentioned, Loft Insulation is a quick, easy way of saving both money and energy in your home. In a previously uninsulated loft in a gas heated, detached home, installing 270mm of Loft Insulation could save up to £250 per year, along with around 1050kg of carbon dioxide. By topping up Loft Insulation from 100mm to 270mm, you could save yourself £25 per year.
Room in Roof Insulation
What is room in roof insulation?
Preformed slabs of insulation (Batts) are secured to the walls of the room and additional material is fitted in any gaps. Insulation backed plasterboard can then be fitted over the ceiling or walls ready for decoration.
There is minimal disruption to the customer and the whole process can typically be finished within half a day. Radiators, light fittings, skirting boards etc. may need to be removed prior to installation but will be replaced immediately after.
What are the benefits?
Heat rises – if your loft room is not properly insulated you could be losing up to 25% of any heat you have generated in your property. You could save anywhere between £100-200 a year with a correctly insulated loft room.
Cavity Wall Insulation removal
What is Cavity Wall Insulation removal?
Sometimes there is a need to remove defective Cavity Wall Insulation. This is done causing little disturbance to the fabric of the building or to the occupant of the home. We can undertake the extraction of Rockwool, White wool, Foam and Bead insulation products from the cavity walls of domestic and commercial properties across the UK. The redundant cavity wall insulation is removed using an industrial vacuum machine; the nozzle will be positioned using the drilling pattern. The removal of material commences at the base of the property, working its way up the drilling pattern checking that the entire cavity wall is free from insulation material. All waste material is bagged during the removal and no waste materials are left behind. The Cavity Wall Insulation removal process will take two days to complete in an average three-bedroom detached property.
Reasons why Cavity Wall Insulation removal may be required:
- Remove and upgrade to a more energy efficient material
- Fire damage
- Incorrectly installed (not currently in CIGA guarantee terms)
- Flood damage