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Internal Wall Insulation

If your property has solid walls, then you can opt for internal wall insulation instead. Unlike brick walls, just cavity wall insulation may not be suitable for solid walls. Generally, about 35 percent of the heat is absorbed by the walls of a house and proper insulation installation will ensure that you will be able to reduce the energy bills and maintain a more consistent temperature overall.

Disadvantage of Internal wall insulation

There are some disadvantages with the procedure. Internal insulation can increase the chances of damping and mould if the installation is done incorrectly. Also, adding insulation to your internal walls may reduce the room space of your home, but despite its downsides, internal wall insulation can be an efficient way to insulate your home, within a budget.

Choosing the materials for internal home insulation

The material, which is used for insulating your home internally, can vary depending on numerous factors, such as;

  1. The condition of the walls of your property plays a big role in deciding which material can be used for internal insulation.
  2. The amount of space available at your place.
  3. Your budget.

Different ways your wall can be insulated internally

You need to know where the insulation system will be installed on the wall. After that only, you can choose the type of insulation you want. Currently, there are two ways to do it:

1. Drylining Insulation

This can be only done if the plaster of your wall is in good condition and there is no trace of damping or mould anywhere. In such cases, the insulation can be placed on your wall directly. In case of dry-lining your wall insulation internally, dry-lining warm-boards are fixed on your wall from the inside. The standard thermal plasterboard is about 62.5mm or 2½ inch thick. This type of boards can help you reduce the heating cost of your entire house down to 50 percent. This is especially advisable if you are looking to renovate your house. This process takes about a week to be completed depending on the size of your house. Before you decide to install dry-lining on your internal walls, you need to make sure that there is no cavity in the wall. Our experts can help you with that. There are various types of dry-lining boards.

  • Rigid foam dry-lining – this type of material is very cheap and light in weight. They come with a waterproof coating as well.
  • Mineral wool dry lining- This type is especially good if you are looking for quality insulation and want to soundproof your walls. They are also resistant to moisture and fire.
  • There are also PIR insulated plasterboards, Galvanised drywall fixing etc.

For more information from one of our experts on which type of dry-lining wall insulation is suitable for your walls, you can contact us via the contact link.

2. Stud Wall Insulation

This is another method of internal wall insulation. In this type of insulation another extra insulation is attached to the top. 65mm timbers with 12.5mm thermal laminated plasterboard and a 3mm thick skim plaster are used for this type of insulation. When completed, their thickness can be almost about 92mm i.e. about a little under 4 inches. It is obvious, that it will take up a little floor space but you can rest assured that this type of internal insulation will guarantee you protection from damping.

Stud wall insulating materials can be made of treated sheep wool, which is a great insulator and it is 100 percent natural and fireproof. Another type of material that can be used is the rigid boards.

To find out which material will suit your home the most, contact our experts today.

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