Internal Wall Insulation

There are two key ways of achieving internal wall insulation; these are with rigid insulation or using a stud wall. Before deciding on the implementation of this it is highly important to consider penetration problems within the walls as well as the possibility of damp issues along the way. Insulating walls internally will inevitably warm the inner wall surface therefore reducing the likelihood of condensation issues, as it is less likely to condense on the wall itself. Sounds great but it is important to note that when implementing internal insulation plans it is vital for any damp concerns that a professional installation process take place.

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Finding the right installation service is crucial for ensuring that the risk of condensation collecting in a part of the wall that has remained cold is reduced. For this we always recommend careful implementation around such areas as doors, internal wall edges and windows. For any damp problems you may already have, it is imperative that you look into alleviating these issues before implementing internal wall insulation as if you do not you may only success in worsening the situation in the long term.

Right now the negatives are out of the way and the important notifications, lets look at the various types of interior wall insulations. Rigid insulation boards are fitted to the inside of a properties walls alongside plasterboard. This ranges in thickness between 60-100mm usually and your installer will advise on the most effective figures. The recommended thickness will completely depend on the materials used for the individual home. The rigid insulation boards are fitted direct to the wall via a ribbon design of plaster. The boards are therefore held firm with the joints between each of them sealed to strengthen and prevent air leaks.

Stud walls are the other option for internal wall insulation and revolve around frames of metal or wood being implemented to the wall. Once they have been fitted correctly and this is an important factor, they will then be filled with mineral wool fibre. Once this has successfully been achieved it is then time to plaster before any decorating can take place. Mineral wool insulation often requires a greater level of thickness than rigid insulation boards with the thickness usually hovering around 120mm. If you wish to reduce expense costs further then you also have the option of covering the frames in place with rigid insulation boards rather than the plaster. The costs of this will be higher but the overall running cost savings will prove beneficial in the long term.


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