Insulating Your Home
Whether for a roof or walls the main purpose for insulation is to retain the heat in your home. Depending on the application there are different types of material from Fiberglass to rigid foam or Sheep-wool we can help you choose the right product to achieve your desired u-value while keeping to your budget.
There are so many insulation products on the market that for the consumer it can be difficult to understand the difference between each product. Below are the regulations set down by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government for energy conservation.
The aim is to keep the U Value as low as possible to achieve the least amount of heat loss, reducing energy cost and saving you money.
The Building Regulations December 1st 2011
Part L Conservation of Fuel and Energy
U Value requirement
1. Pitch Roof – Sloping ceilings Insulation at rafter level U value 0.16 W/m²K
2. Cold Roof – Attic space Insulation at ceiling level U value 0.16 W/m²K
3. Flat Roof – U value 0.20 W/m²K
4. Dwarf Wall – Room in the roof Insulation fitted between timber studs U value 0.27 W/m²K
5. External Walls U value 0.21 W/m²K
6. Ground Floor Standard heating system U value 0.21 W/m²K
7. Ground Floor Under floor heating system U value 0.15 W/m²K
Depending on application there are various different products to choose. We would be happy to discuss your options.