Underfloor insulation allows you to insulate the gap under a suspended floor. This helps to keep the heat in and stop drafts from coming from below your house.
Most suspended timber floors comprise simply of floorboards laid on top of timber floor joists. These draughts are often reduced slightly by liners laid below timber or laminate floor finishes, but these will not stop the draughts completely as the edges are not typically taped to make them airtight.
Underfloor insulation will seal these gaps and help your home heat up faster and retain the heat longer - saving you money on your energy bills - 15% of your heat can be lost through an uninsulated floor!
As well as keeping you warm in the winter, Underfloor insulation is also effective in the summer. Your home stays cool in the summer. Insulation doesn't trap heat in, instead it reduces heat loss
Underfloor insulation is also easy to retrofit - we typically use an access hatch to gain entry into the suspended floor space, here nets are hung from the underside of your floor and these nets in turn filled with qualify insulation. If you do not have an access hatch we will create one, usually in a cupboard out of the way. With the price of gas soaring, now is the time to make sure your home is properly insulated, and underfloor is a great place to start. Many people may have already got cavity wall insulation and overlooked their floors. There are grants available to have your floor insulated - get in touch with us here to discuss funding options.
The Top 5 Key Benefits of Underfloor Insulation:
Thermal Efficiency – Introducing underfloor insulation into your property means that your home or office is going to be more thermally efficient. This basically means that it will be able to retain desirable temperatures all year round organically, without the excessive need for heaters and coolers—which brings us to our next benefit.
Reduction in Use of Artificial Air –When your property is more self-sufficient in maintaining comfortable temperatures, you cease to run heaters and coolers as much. For obvious reasons, it’s much better to utilise these less.
Smaller Energy Bills – Once you make less use of your energy units, like heaters and air conditioning, you will naturally receive smaller bills from your gas and electricity companies. This translates to more money in your pocket and becomes a way for you to recoup your initial investment in underfloor insulation.
Contribute to a Better Planet – By using less gas and electricity, you help preserve our planet’s natural resources. This is something that is desperately needed in today’s worldly climate. Not only are we taking more than we need, but we are doing it in excessive quantities. By fitting underfloor insulation and lessening how much you use your artificial heating and cooling devices, you are helping the earth.
Preventing Cold Air From Entering Through The Floor- Cracks and holes in floorboards allow air to creep in through the floor, making a home colder in winter. By installing underfloor insulation, you are essentially creating a layer between external temperatures and your floorboards, which prevents air from creeping in through the floors.