With so many different types of insulation out there, finding the one that’s right for you can be daunting. So, we’ve made it easy.
Insulation is considered a necessity for your home, keeping it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, on top of helping you reduce your energy consumption and energy bills. Read on to explore the different types of insulation, what they’re made of, what they’re used for, and how they can benefit you and your home.
For this guide, we will consider insulation for domestic purposes only, as more industrial-level insulation is not always necessary for smaller properties. The types of domestic insulation we will explore are:
- Insulated plasterboard
- Batt insulation (also known as roll insulation or insulation slab)
- Insulation board
- Multifoil insulation
- Acoustic insulation
Eliminating the need to plaster and quickly installing a partition wall
Gypsum, PIR (polyisocyanurate), or phenolic foam
Reduces sound, is cost-effective, saves time, has a range of different thicknesses
Use on floors, ceilings or loft insulation
Mineral wool, glass wool, sheep’s wool, rock wool
Moisture barrier, non-combustible, easy to fit under joists, can be tightly packed
Cavity walls and larger areas
Phenolic foam, PIR, wood fibre, polystyrene
High thermal efficiency, ease of use and installation, cost-effective
Garden buildings, areas where space needs saving
Multiple layers of foil, polyethene
Lightweight, designed with vapour control, high energy efficiency
Mineral fibre, sheep’s wool, sound-resilient layers
Reduces both inside and outside noise, high thermal efficiency
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