Red Bricks: working out what sort of walls you have

If your house was built after the 1920’s it is likely to have cavity walls. Older houses are more likely to have solid walls

If you can see the brickwork on the outside of the house, look at the pattern of the bricks. If your home has cavity walls, the bricks will usually have a regular pattern.

If your home has solid walls, the bricks will have an alternating pattern

If the brickwork has been covered, you can also tell by measuring the width of the wall. Go to a window or door on one of your external walls. If a brick wall is more than 260mm thick then it probably has a cavity; a narrower wall is probably solid. Stone walls can be thicker still but are usually solid.

If your house was built in the last ten years or so, its walls are probably insulated already. To find out whether they are:

Ask a us to come out and do a boroscope inspection (free of charge). We will drill a small hole in your external wall to see if your walls are hollow or filled.

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3 Different Types Of Wall Insulation Available

Almost 30% of your  heat  escapes through your walls.

Insulating the walls of your house is the equivalent to wrapping it in a
thermal warm blanket. Heat always flows from a warm area to a cooler area and
insulation between or on the walls helps slow this transfer of heat from the
warm air inside your home  to the cooler outside air. There are three
types of wall insulation for different wall constructions.

Cavity Wall Insulation (Pumping insulation into your existing cavity in the wall)

Drylining/Internal Insulation (Insulating all inside perimeter walls in your home)

External Insulation EWI (Insulating all  outside walls in your home)

For more information contact us today on (01) 4924040 or visit the Total Insulation website

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