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Slash energy bills with Solid Wall Insulation


By: jimtestco   •   July 25, 2015

Recent figures from Ofgem indicate that the average dual fuel bill over the next year will be £1,292. Therefore the Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency (SWIGA) is advising householders of the benefits from Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) and with the right measures installed these households could see a real difference in their energy bills.

Andrew Champ, Executive Director of SWIGA explained: “up to 45% of heat can leak through un-insulated solid walls so installing SWI is essential if householders want to save energy and money.  The Energy Saving Trust regards SWI as one of the most effective energy saving measures that can  save up to £455* per year. In addition to lower energy bills; it will make a home warmer and more comfortable to live in.

SWIGA advises that many householders in solid wall properties may not even realize that they can have their homes insulated, but there are now many options available. SWI can be applied either on the inside of the property using Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) or on the outside walls using External Wall Insulation (EWI) or a combination of the two meaning it can be installed in a wide variety of property types.

A solid wall insulation system will give a house a complete facelift with the wide range of finishes available and will improve the weatherproofing of the property.  Internal wall insulation is particularly suitable in conservation areas or where householders do not want to change the external appearance of their property.

A modern engineered Solid wall insulation system is backed by an independent 25 year warranty and is installed by fully trained and independently assessed contractors. The systems provide significant heat and comfort benefits and the costs are only marginally more expensive than replacing existing traditional heavy renders that offer 10 years life.

SWIGA advises that with continuing high fuel prices and the clear benefits of SWI homeowners should act now.

To find out more and identify whether their house may be suitable for SWI or to contact their local installer householders should visit the SWIGA website

* Based on a detached gas heated house, figures from the Energy Saving Trust, correct for 2015