Insulating Solid Walls

How to cut your energy bills when you don't have cavity walls

The handouts for this event explain some of the issues and have useful links: download it here For more information do look at our insulation FAQ

Solid wall insulation used to be too expensive for most of us but now there are grants available through the ECO (Energy Companies Obligation). Part of this scheme is targeted at 'hard to treat' homes and you don't need to be on benefits to qualify.

You can insulate on the inside or on the outside or with a mixture of the two (e.g. inside at the front and outside at the back). Either way you can dramatically cut your heating bills and at the same time make your home more comfortable.

Watch this video to see how some neighbours in Bristol got on with fitting out their terraced homes.

This house has a mix of insulation inside and outside

Date: Thursday 27th June 2013
Time: 7.30-9.30pm
Venue: St. Lukes Church Centre, Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ (parking available)
Free entry, donations welcome

  • How can I afford solid wall insulation?
  • How much space will this insulation take up?
  • How long will it last?
  • What will my home look like after it is insulated?
  • What can I do to insulate DIY?

Check out your house now with our simple home heat loss model.

Our program starts with some introductory presentations and then time for you to question our panel of industry experts and experienced householders.

On the panel you will meet:
Craig O'Donnell (National Refurbishment Manager Knauf Insulation Ltd)
Frank Hensman (L. H. Plastering - Weber Approved Installer)
Margaret Reynolds RIBA - architect (independent consultant, formerly with AC Architects)
Nicola Terry - householder internal insulation (replacing Martin Bonner who had to drop out)
Spencer Hagard - householder with external insulation

Program (approx):

7.05pm Doors open.
7.30pm Introductory presentations
8.00pm Your questions.
9.00pm Refreshments.
9.30pm Close.

Please help us pulicise this event: you can download a poster here (250 kb), or a leaflet (225 kb, A4, to be printed A5).

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