Why You Should Insulate Your Walls

In this post we will tell you all you need to know about why you should insulate your walls, what product we recommend to insulate walls and how to install.

Why Insulate Your Walls?

Insulating Solid Walls is often overlooked by most homeowners. Most people seem to prioritise insulating their loft, despite the fact that most heat energy is lost via walls. So, if you are looking to save on cost it seems imperative to insulate your walls as it is the best way to maximise your energy efficiency. The return on your insulation investment is high. The Energy Saving Trust advised that by insulating your walls alone, in a detached home you would be looking to save £435 per year, and in a semi-detached home you would be looking to save £260.

What Product Should You Use?

When deciding which Insulation to use on your walls, there is a certain criteria you should look out for that will enable you to maximise the benefits. Specifically, the U value, the certification it holds, the number of layers and the product thickness are all important features to assess.

SuperQuilt for Roofs, Walls and Floors

SuperQuilt for Roofs, Walls and Floors

SuperQuilt Insulation satisfies all of the above criteria. A list of the specific features that SuperQuilt offers can be seen below;

  • Certification: LABC and BDA, for solid walls
  • 1 Layer of high performing Multifoil SuperQuilt will achieve or surpass the 0.30 U-value
  • 19 Layers
  • Aluminium foil on the outer layers
  • UK Manufactured
  • Thin – so you can save on space at only 7mm thick when compressed, prior to compression the insulation is 40mm thick.

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How To Install SuperQuilt

You are able to Insulate your walls yourself, and we have provided a guide for insulating your walls with no professional assistance. Below we have also provided you with a ‘How To Insulate Your Walls With SuperQuilt’ Video.

We recommend that you follow the below steps, to install SuperQuilt:

  • Place timber battens onto your solid wall. To find the required batten for your project, please visit our FREE U-Value Calculator
  • Staple SuperQuilt to your timber battens, leaving a 300mm gap between each staple
  • Make sure that SuperQuilt has at least 50mm overlaps. Tape and seal using Thermaseal Foil Joining Tape. Once taped, SuperQuilt will work as a High Performance VCL (Vapour Control Layer)
  • Install counter battens over SuperQuilt Insulation, running perpendicular to the first battens
  • Install Plasterboard Finish. There is no requirement for a foiled-back plasterboard.

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