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Bills, Bills, Bills, we all get them and usually can not do anything to reduce the amount. However, there is one bill that can be reduced and that is the one for heating your house. Many people do not realise that a lot of their expensive heat is actually leaving the house through gaps or holes in areas with lack of proper insulations.

The result of this ends up to be living in a fairly cold house and wasting money on the heat energy that does not stay in one area.

So where are these area’s and what are the solutions?


It has only been in the last twenty odd years that we have realised some sort of insulation is needed for the floors. These type of insulation usually come in sheets of 8 by 4 and sometimes have to be cut to fit the floor area.

How thick it should be is up to you but there is a minimum level is required to meet Building Regulation levels. Do remember that heat rises and that is why why floors could end up very cold if not enough insulation has been used.


Since the introduction of cavity walls in the nineteenth century to stop the penetrating rain we should not have any more dampness coming through if the wall has been constructed properly. However, the right type of insulation should be used in the wall to stop the heat leaving the house or the cold air coming in. In usuall circumstances there should be a gap between the insulation and the external wall to stop the

If the house is a new build, then the cavity should be filled with insulation as it is being constructed but there are also solutions for houses which do not have any insulations in the walls.

Some of the options available are Thermal boards which can be connected on the  walls from the inside.

There are other types of insulation that can be used to fill the gap in the walls by drilling holes in external walls

The Icynene Spray Foam Insulation System is a series of soft, flexible spray foam insulation products that delivers up to 50% greater energy savings when compared to other home insulation products.