When it comes to keeping your home nice and toasty there are a few things that we all already know are a good idea; insulating your roof, installing cavity wall insulation, fitting double glazed windows and doors, using an energy efficient boiler etc. But what about insulating your floors as well? Approximately 10% of a home’s heat can be lost through the floors – not only is this thoroughly annoying, but cold floors equal cold and feet and no one wants that, especially not the lovely Bolton builders at Wisecraft Ltd!
When considering a new extension or other building project, or you just want to keep your house warm whilst keeping your energy bills down, it can really pay to think about floor insulation as well as everything else!
The type of floor insulation that you choose largely depends on the type of floor that you have:
When thinking about insulating your floors, especially if you have a traditional suspended floor, then it is important to consider leaving ample opportunity for ventilation, for example ensuring that air bricks are not blocked. If air is not allowed to circulate freely then your floor boards and joists could get damp and begin to rot. This can also apply to solid floors, ensure that air bricks above floor level are not blocked or air can be prevented from circulating through cavity walls etc.
For more information about insulating your floors, contact the friendly experts at Wisecraft Ltd Bolton.