If you want to reduce your expensive energy bills, then the best way is with an investment in insulation. External wall insulation is one option and here we’ll break down the costs you can expect to pay.
Modern properties tend to have cavity walls, so it’s only if your home was built before 1920 that you’ll probably need to consider external wall insulation. These types of properties are much more vulnerable to heat loss as there’s no way for the single wall to retain heat. That’s where insulation comes in.
Unfortunately external wall insulation isn’t the cheapest product on the market, but remains vital if you have an older property. Once installed though you’ll enjoy a warmer home and cheaper bills throughout the year.
Benefits of external wall insulation
With external wall insulation there are a number of brilliant reasons to invest. This includes:
- Extending the life of your home between 10 and 15 years
- Blocks draughts and retains heat in your home
- By reducing the heat loss you’re able to slash expensive heating bills
- A reduction in CO2 emissions, improving your home’s energy rating
- Doubles up as a soundproof barrier to help maintain a quieter home
- There are certain grants and schemes to help you afford the product.
External wall insulation costs
External wall insulation will be fitted all over your home and as such can be quite costly. That’s why many homeowners have been looking towards the Government’s Green Deal as a way to help afford the product.
Three independent bodies offer their figures for external wall insulation:
- Uswitch – £5,500-8,500
- Weberwarmhome – £6,000-7,500
- Which? – £9,400-13,000
Of course this is just intended as a rough guide and you’re likely to find cheaper and more expensive offerings from local companies. What’s important is to shop around in order to get the best deal. Ensure you have an appropriate budget and stick to it.
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