The Green Deal

16 Jan

The Green Deal is currently being introduced in the UK and is set to largely deal in solid wall insulation. According to one of the leading manufacturer of solid wall materials Knauf Insulation 45% of your homes energy is lost through your walls. 45% is a large number, imagine that you can save 45% on your energy bills, suddenly insulation becomes very attractive.

Solid Wall insulation is desirable for most houses build pre 1920’s as the practice of building cavity walls only started then. Even though Britain suffered bomb damage during the 2nd world war we still have some of the oldest housing stock in Europe, so there are many houses still in need of modernising. Solid wall insulation has come a long way in the past 30 years and the materials used have very high energy saving efficiencies.

The Energy Saving Trust has released the following figures to demonstrate what you can expect to pay. A typical value is £9,400 to £13,000 for external solid wall insulation and you would expect to save up to £475 in heating costs per year. So, over a period of time homeowners would make back money spent plus have an energy efficient home which is essential especially in these current cold winter months!

The other point to remember is that the average cost of insulation is predicted to fall as up take increases, as happened within the solar industry. Also, with current stipulation of raising energy prices over the coming 25 years the return on investment could be sped up considerably.

Through current government funding available for homeowners, people have the chance of having their properties insulated for up to 100% cost free. No one in 2013 should be living in draughty un-insulated buildings but the fact of the matter is that millions of us do. The Green Deal is going to be an enormous opportunity to improve the lives of millions of people.

Why not give us a call today on 020 8883 4595 to see how the Green Deal could benefit you?!

 

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3 Responses to “The Green Deal”

  1. Rick Stacey January 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Curious to know if insulated concrete form construction has taken off over there? Also. Are you looking at re cladding or over cladding old homes with an insulated cladding, such as E.I.F.S. systems to increase the efficiency of the walls?

    • Eco People January 17, 2013 at 10:04 am #

      Hi Rick – Thanks for your comment.

      Yes, we do overclad old homes. In terms of Insulated concrete, We don’t really deal in that aspects of construction, we deal more in External wall insulation on new builds and also retrofit of all buildings…Not sure what E.I.F.S is if you don’t mind educating us 🙂

      • Rick January 17, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

        E.I.F.S Exterior Insulated Finish System

        An expanded polystyrene panel faced with synthetic polymer modified stucco attached to the exterior of new or existing buildings. It puts the thermal mass of the building on the inside of the insulation, provides beautiful architectural features, reduces both heating and cooling costs. The EPS substrate usually has drain channels on the surface that touches the building to allow it to “breathe” and if any incidental moisture manages to penetrate, the channel allow the moisture to drain to the bottom of the wall and exit through drain holes.

        http://www.eifscouncil.org if you’d like to take a look at an organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

        It’s just one of several options for “greening up” old building stock. We “stick built” most of our homes over here on North America due to an abundance of forests. Back when energy was inexpensive, no one put much thought into insulation much…but now we are paying the price!!!

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