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When undertaking a self-build, you should consider the thermal efficiency of your building. Our spray foam insulation will ensure minimal heat loss through your walls and roof.

Contact our insulation experts today on 0800 690 6338 to ensure excellent thermal efficiency in your self-build property.

Why is spray foam insulation important for self-build properties?

A significant proportion of the heat lost in a typical home is due to air leakage, poor insulation, leaky ducting, and inefficient windows and doors to name just a few. With consistently high fuel prices today, there has never been a better time to plug the gaps and lock out the cold with spray foam insulation.

Insulation is the single most important element of energy efficiency and a key method for reducing energy bills. There are several reasons why it is important to install the correct insulation:

Greatly reduce heat loss - uninsulated walls, roofs and floors are letting as much as 60% of a home’s heat escape, which equates to a lot of wasted energy and increased emissions.

Save money on your heating bills - through cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and by installing draught proofing around doors and windows considerable savings can be achieved (according to the National Insulation Association).

Cut down on carbon emissions through the installation of polyurethane spray foam insulation – at rafter level, you can save between 1050 and 1530kg CO2 per year; cavity wall insulation saves between 1000 and 1240kg CO2 per year, depending on the size of the property and fuel type used.

How can we help you save on the heating bills of your self-build?

Bright Home Renewables can provide a thermally efficient, airtight spray foam insulation in three vital areas of your property, to help you save money on your energy bills:

(a) sprayed between the rafters and joists to eliminate air leakage and help control the movement of vapour and moisture throughout the building, reducing energy loss in line with Part L

(b) as an insulation to suspended timber or concrete, or beam and block floors. Underfloor heating pipes can be fixed to the foam with the normal clips. The process is extremely quick to apply compared to other methods and the problems of insulation boards lifting are avoided. Site overhead time and material waste from off-cuts are minimised

(c) as a cavity injection insulation, to maximise the thickness of wall insulation, seal the house from draughts around window and door frames and reduce carbon emissions for the life of the property. In addition, the closed-cell structure of the polyurethane foam provides resistance to moisture ingress and is not affected by mould or fungal growth.

Why choose our spray foam insulation over alternatives on the market?

One of the advantages of applying our spray foam insulation is that the substrate requires minimal preparation and usually no primer is necessary. On refurbishment projects, stonework, brick or masonry is simply dusted off prior to application.

Our spray foam insulation is then spray applied to the internal walls between timber studwork and fixed slightly off the wall in order to eliminate the potential for cold bridging.

We are the only team available to the self-build and timber-framed market through the WALLTITE® Approved Contractors scheme (Foam Masters), which lets you know that we are fully trained in the installation of these products. Contact our team to discuss the insulation requirements of your self-build property, on 0800 690 6338.