Installing insulation on both your ground and intermediate floors can make a significant difference to your heating bills. In an average home, installing floor insulation will offer a significant saving, along with preventing 240kg of CO2 entering the atmosphere.
How to install underfloor insulation.
Many homes have suspended timber floors meaning insulation can be installed from above, by lifting floorboards, or from the crawl space below.
Utilizing the Insumate system simplifies this process. Once you have access to the floor joists the Insumate trays can simply be stapled in place.
Once the Insumate trays have been installed it is then simply a matter of rolling the insulation into the trays and ensuring all areas are covered.
Intermediate floors can also be insulated in the same way, particularly important if a bedroom is located above a cold space, such as a garage.
Completing floor insulation installation will offer an average annual saving of £60. For a DIY project this could be paid back within just two years.
How to install cellar insulation
With access to the underfloor, cellar insulation using Insumate cellar trays is a very simple and quick process. First fill the void between the floor joists with insulation then staple the Insumate cellar tray to the underside of the joist.
Ensuring the void is filled and the insulation material is touching the underside of the floor will offer the best method of eliminating draughts to the room above.
The Insumate trays ensure that the insulation material is correctly ventilated, and also aids the prevention of condensation buildup within the insulation.
Meeting Building Regulations
Floor insulation within the UK should enable your floor to meet a thermal value of 0.25 W/m2K or less. This is the measurement of the rate of travel at which heat moves through the floor.
To achieve this value an average floor would require around 150mm of fibrous insulation.
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