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Acoustic Insulation for Concrete Floors

    Soundproofing a concrete floor Most buildings with concrete floors have enough mass and density to block the transfer of sound waves. Conversation and TV noises generally wouldn’t pass between the floors of buildings that use concrete. The only significant noise issue that you should expect is impact sound. This is generally when an object such as a chair or item is moved around the concrete.   The best way of soundproofing concrete floors to reduce impact sound is to use a layer over the concrete flooring. The soundproof layer is installed over the concrete and below the floor finish . The type of soundproofing you use to block impact sound through the concrete is made from materials that absorb impact sound before it transmits into the concrete.   How effective is concrete floor soundproofing? Soundproofing a concrete floor will reduce impact noise, airborne noise, or both.  Different systems offer different levels of noise reduction depending on the level of

Installing External Wall Insulation

  External wall insulation is essentially a layer of protection for your property, which has multiple benefits. Such as the property retains much more heat on the inside, therefore feeling a lot more comfortable. In addition, the heating system should work less hard, helping save money off heating bills. External wall insulation ( EWI ) is the preferred choice to upgrade the thermal efficiency of properties with solid walls, made using a single layer of bricks. Most UK houses built before 1930 have solid walls and EWI is the ideal option if there are no restrictions on the property . Uninsulated walls allow around a third of the warmth in a house to get out. Making your central heating system work harder to maintain the desired temperature. External and  cavity wall insulation  will help to keep heating costs low because your boiler won’t work as hard wasting energy to keep the ideal environment. Benefits Installing EWI doesn’t interrupt the residents within the property you’re in th

Everything you need to know about air source heat pumps

How does an air source heat pump work? An air source heat pump takes heat from the air and boosts it to a higher temperature using a compressor. It then transfers the heat to the heating system in your home.  They work like refrigerators in reverse.  The air source heat pump absorbs heat from the outside air into a liquid refrigerant at a low temperature.  Using electricity, the pump compresses the liquid to increase its temperature. It then condenses back into a liquid to release its stored heat.  Heat is sent to your radiators or underfloor heating . The remainder can be stored in your hot water cylinder.  You can use your stored hot water for showers, baths and taps.  The pump uses electricity to run, but it should use less electrical energy than the heat it produces. This makes them an energy-efficient way to warm your home. Air source heat pumps work even if the temperature is well below zero. Ground source heat pumps also harness natural heat and increase the temperature to w

The perfect makeover with Cladding

When thinking about a makeover for you home adding Cladding to your home is a great way to give your home a make-over in a cost and time-effective way.   Allowing you to have multiple completely unique looks to your satisfaction.   With cladding, you can take control of how your home looks, as well as adding a layer of protection, and improving the value of your property.  Cladding is part of the exterior wall of a property that protects all the other interior elements of the property.   Adding cladding to the exterior walls not only gives a home a unique design, but it also helps to keep the property better protected from harsh British weather conditions. This will add value to your property in the eyes of potential buyers, who want a home that can stand the test of time. Cladding offers the warmth and luxury of high-quality materials , combined with a superior level of protection and durability, resistant to water and isn’t affected by rot caused by weathering. Cladding is o

Complete Guide to Successfully Install Weatherboards

  What Is Weatherboard Cladding? Weatherboard cladding protects the exterior walls of your property against potential damage caused weather conditions. It also has insulative properties, helping to keep the warmth in and your heating bills down. While weatherboard cladding is traditionally made from timber, in more recent years cheaper higher performance alternatives have become more popular such as PVCu and fibre cement cladding.   Types Of Weatherboard Cladding There are three main types of weatherboard cladding – PVCu, fibre cement, and timber. In recent years timber weatherboard cladding has become rare, due to high levels of maintenance and exposure to weather damage.   Fibre Cement Cladding Fibre cementweatherboard cladding is versatile and easy to maintain. Installed with an overlap effect, it can also imitate traditional wooden cladding, and can be installed horizontally and vertically. Another benefit being the various colour schemes available perfect for every

How Cladding protects your home from the sun

  The impact of weather conditions on your home   The past decade was the hottest on record for our planet, with climate change being the cause. Climate change causes extreme weather conditions, from severe cold, to wide-spread flooding, extended heatwaves, and high-speed winds. As a homeowner knowing the consequences of climate change and the impact these extreme weather conditions may have on your home in the future is valuable knowledge aiding you to the steps you can take to protect what is likely your most valuable asset preventing it from damage .   How to Protect Your House from Sun Heat   Warm climates provide months of gorgeous sunlight but can have adverse effects to your home. Homes tend to absorb a lot of the sun's heat causing homeowner to use excess energy than needed in costs to cool the residents. Conserving energy will save the average homeowner enough to treat the family to a holiday at least once a year! Take these steps to help protect your home. P

Improve your home with facade cladding

  The purpose of cladding is to protect a building’s structure from harsh weather conditions and adverse weather affects. but it can have other unique benefits as well, such as insulation, noise protection and it can also boost the aesthetic appeal of a building to a great extent. One of the primary advantages of facade cladding is that it will protect the facade of the building from all sorts of external damage while requiring little to no maintenance. It does not need to be regularly checked and so applying cladding will save precious time and money.     Wood facade panels Wood facade panels give buildings an exceptionally warm and natural appearance. This natural building material has been gaining popularity for both big and smaller projects. If you’re looking for sustainable, low-maintenance wood facade material, real wood isn’t always the best option. There’s a very good alternative to wood: f acade cladding with an authentic wood look that combines the advantages of woo

InsulationBee Roofing Accessory Range

For many homeowners, the big consideration when it comes to the roof is insulation. And while this of course can be an important aspect for keeping your house warm and reducing energy costs, the reality is that neglecting roof ventilation can have some serious, and costly, consequences.   Main Roof Ventilation In-line Slate Ventilators are ideal for roofs where the normal ventilation airpath is blocked by valleys, abutments, hips, dormer windows and firebreaks or party walls and for roofs where it is not possible to integrate standard eaves or ridge ventilation An effective method for delivering roof ventilation and keeping condensation at bay is by adopting vents within the roof ridges or the eaves. As the warm air rises, so the vents offer it a path to escape through the ridge, while eave vents can draw colder air into the roof space from the outside. Verge Trim A Verge Trim is a thin strip of plastic or metal that sits at the top of the wall where the insulation meets t