What is Foam Cavity Wall Insulation?

Foam cavity wall insulation is a process that’s been around for quite a while. If you live in an old or badly insulated property it may be something you’ve thought about yourself. This is because it’s an effective way to reduce heat loss and make your home warmer. Though the initial cost may be significant, it’s offset by considerable savings in energy bills.

Cavity wall insulation grants are the best way to get your home insulated cheaply or for free. Here at Installers UK we specialise in insulation installs and helping our customers gain access to funding. So let’s take a closer look at cavity wall insulation, and how you may be eligible for a grant.

Foam cavity wall insulation

In simple terms, the process involves pumping foam into the cavity of exterior walls. This is carried out by qualified blown cavity wall insulation installers, to the highest standards of workmanship. The benefits of having this work carried out include:

1. Saving money

The average house loses 35% of its heat through the external walls. This can be dramatically reduced by insulating them using expanding foam filler. In other words, using less energy to heat your house means lower monthly bills.

2. Easy installation

Expanding foam filler is pumped in through holes drilled in the outer layer of the wall. Therefore, this makes the job quick and easy, involving the minimum of disruption to the household.

3. Reducing carbon emissions

Using less fuel and energy to heat your house is extremely good for the planet. In addition, the Government has recognised it as one of the most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint.

Can cavity wall insulation be removed?

The answer to that is yes. And if your foam cavity wall insulation was installed a long time ago, that may be advisable. For example, some types of foam used in the 70s and 80s would shrink as they cured, leaving unwanted air gaps. Another issue was chemical fumes as the foam decomposed over time.

Most types of cavity wall insulation can be removed through the outer wall using specialist equipment. However, for anyone with any concerns, Installers UK can offer friendly and professional advice.

Could I be eligible for free foam cavity wall insulation?

Once again, the answer is yes. Here at Installers UK we’ll provide a free survey of your home at a time of your choice. From that we can offer advice on the best energy saving measures for your property. We can also assess if you may be eligible for a grant to help fund your foam cavity wall insulation.

There are two main options. One is the Government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme, which aims to reduce UK carbon emissions. The other is the Local Authority (LA Flex) scheme, which allows local councils to make more people eligible for funding.

People on qualifying benefits will be able to apply for these grants. To find out if you’re eligible, or for some helpful advice on cavity wall insulation, please get in touch with our team at Installers UK.