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Our Guide To Insulation

Why Insulate Your Home?

Every home experiences heat loss, whether that’s through your walls, your roof, or even your floor! Insulating your home means that the different ways that heat can escape your home are reduced and minimised, protecting you from wasting money and energy when your home is letting valuable heat leak away.

Insulating your home not only reduces the ways you lose heat but can also help to keep your home cool in the warm weather too. In the same way that it stops heat from getting out, it also helps prevent excess heat getting in.

Many homes in the UK will have some insulation in them as standard, the problem is that the level of insulation they had to have as standard when they were built might not be up to scratch today.

Not only that but just like most things in the last 15-20 years, the ways to insulate your home have improved dramatically, as has the number of ways you can choose to insulate your home too! No matter what kind of budget you have, or what kind of home you have, there is absolutely no reason not to improve the way your home is insulated. 


Loft Insulation


Floor Insulation


Sprayfoam Insulation


Cavity wall Insulation

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Types of Insulation

There are many different types of insulation, each for a different part of the home, each to suit a different budget. Some homes might want to go the whole hog and have spray foam and cavity wall insulation installed, others might be better suited to simply replacing their loft insulation for better protection. Thankfully there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.

Spray Foam

Spray foam insulation is one of the newest kinds of insulation. A kind of liquid foam that expands and solidifies to offer excellent protection.

Cavity Wall

Cavity wall insulation has been around for years. It involves insulating the gaps in between your interior and exterior walls to protect your home.

Floor Insulation

Insulating your floor can be done in so many different ways you are probably already doing some of them without even realising it.

Loft Insulation

Loft insulation is the classic insulation everyone will think of. Easy to install and do yourself, it’s a quick way to make your home more comfortable.

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How Does Insulation Work?

Regardless of the kind of insulation you have in your home, whether it’s cavity wall insulation, spray foam insulation, or something as simple as underlay under your carpets – it all works on the same principle.

Insulation doesn’t generate heat in an area, instead it is designed to slow down the movement of heat through different materials. Without going too deep into the science of “why” heat will always move from a warm area to a cold one. So when you add insulation in your home it works to prevent the heat moving into the cold.

In cold weather this means that heat from your home will try to move outside to where it is cold, and in warm weather it means that heat from outside will try to get in and warm your home up. Adding proper insulation will trap the air in the fibres of the material you use for insulation, and slow this process down, helping to keep your home warm in the winter, and cool in the summer.


Insulation FAQs

With so many different ways to insulate your home, and so many different options to insulate different parts of your home we understand that it might be hard to know where to start. We get some of the same questions all the time, so we’ve put the answers here to make things a little easier for you.

Some types of insulation can be installed by yourself, especially some of the more common types of loft insulation.  However, some types of insulation like Cavity Wall insulation or Spray Foam must be installed by a professional.

The price of insulation for your home varies a lot.  Depending on the size of the space needing to be insulated and the type of insulation you’re using, you would expect to pay significantly more for cavity wall insulation of a semi-detached home than you would for loft insulation of a bungalow.

Home insulation is one of the most effective ways you can make your home warmer, reduce your energy costs and improve your home’s energy efficiency.  Insulation prevents heat leaving your home when it’s cold outside, and heat getting in when it’s hot outside.

According to the latest (April 2023) statistics from the government, around two thirds of homes in the UK have some form of insulation in their home.  However, many of these homes don’t have adequate levels of insulation for them to meet energy efficiency standards – for a variety of reasons.

Insulation Quotes Near You

At Honest Quotes we work with trusted, vetted installers throughout the UK which means that when you come to us you don’t just get a quote.  With Honest Quotes we have reliable partners who will fulfil those quotes too.

No matter where you are in the UK, whether you’re looking for a cavity wall or spray foam insulation quote, or even loft insulation, Honest Quotes have you covered.  We work to give you the right quote every time, not a mountain of quotes you have to work your way through to find the one that’s best for you.

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