There are two main types of insulation:
Bulk insulation prevents heat exchange between your home and the outer environment, effectively keeping the heat out of your home in summer and trapping it in your home in winter. It comes in batts, rolls, boards and is made from a range of materials like glass wool, polyester, natural wool or recycled paper. This kind of insulation is required in cooler climates.
Reflective insulation is used to keep your home cool in summer by deflecting radiant heat and used in homes in areas with hot and very sunny temperatures.
Made from polystyrene or polyisocyanurate, these boards are introduced at the time of new constructions to ensure thermal efficiency. These are easy to cut and fit to size. Very cost effective and are damage and rot-proof. Buildworld Board Insulation is easy to cut, handle and install and ideally suited for use in floors and walls. Our range includes numerous sizes of the renowned Quinn brand of insulation boards.
Loft or roof is the easiest place where heat loss can occur. Most loft insulation materials work by preventing the movement of heated air through the material, thus preventing heat loss to the outside. You cut your energy bill by up to 20% through effectively insulating your loft. Glasswool is the most cost-effective and widely used loft insulation material. Glasswool has a high proportion of recycled glass and will last a lifetime, without any maintenance. Loft insulation products include loft rolls, wraps, foils and loft legs. Our collection has all these and related accessories.
Cavity wall insulation
Cavity wall insulation prevents heat loss through a cavity wall by filling the air space with material that stops heat transfer. This traps air inside the cavity, preventing convection. When a new construction happens, cavities are often filled with insulating materials placed between the two sides of the wall. Older buildings that were built without insulated cavities, insulation is blown into the cavity by drilling holes until it fills the spaces making it compacted.