Cavity wall insulation is used to reduce heat loss through a cavity wall by filling the air space with material for insulation. This technology immobilises the air within the cavity, thereby preventing convection. All properties built before 1920 had a typical ‘thick and thin’ solid wall construction. Modern day constructions are built with a ‘cavity wall’ technology to keep home warm in winter and cooler during summers.
While in the UK, grants are widely available from the government and energy companies to help with the cost of cavity wall insulation, choosing the right professional, to get the work done, is of utmost importance. Incorrect installation of the cavity wall insulation will not only give you the desired results, but can prove to be hazardous too. One of the most common adverse impacts of incorrect cavity wall insulation is damp patches, caused due to water seeping into the walls. In extreme cases, the damp resulting from the cavity wall insulation can cause health problems and exacerbate respiratory complications.Reasons why you may want to hire an architect
While not hiring a professional has its own adversity, choosing the right expert, has its own merits:
- Architects are able to anticipate the potential issues and have expertise in creating a building design to suit both your lifestyle and budget.
- They conceptualise your innovative ideas into a form to make a solid planning that you may want to take to your building contractor.
- They suggest an interesting design for your property which your builder may not be aware of.
- They add value to your home, making it a better place for living.
With The Builders Register, you get a variety of reliable contractors to suit your requirements. After all, a home is a mere ‘house’ if you do not feel comfortable and safe in it.