Insulating your home

We have recently completed a job where the client asked his architect how he could keep his energy bills down. The answer? Insulate.

So there I was thinking Rockwool in the attic, great going to be itching going home tonight!! But no, this is what we did. All the floors, external walls and ceiling were fitted with a layer of Kingspan insulation board. The end result? The homeowner doesn’t even have half the radiators in his house switched on, even in the depths of winter!! In fact the bedroom radiators have never needed to be on at all. This is a good-sized 4-bedroom house, which always feels warm, and the owner reckons he’s cut his gas consumption by around 40%. Who needs solar panels!