Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve come up with a list of answers to frequently asked questions about each of our products. If your question isn’t answered in any of the below, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help with your query.
What is loft insulation?
Loft insulation is man-made mineral fibre in a roll form. Often referred to as “Quilt” the material generally used is made from silica sand, creating a wool-type product also known as glass wool. Old style loft insulation was known to be itchy, but modern insulation has been re-designed to be soft to touch and virtually non-itchy.
What is Internal Wall Insulation?
There are two ways to insulate a solid wall property internally; either with rigid insulation boards or a stud wall.
Stud Wall – a metal or wooden frame is attached to the wall and filled with mineral wool fibre. This is thicker than using insulation boards so will reduce the size of a room. However, it is strong enough to hold heavy fittings afterwards, such as kitchen units or radiators.
What is solar electricity?
Solar Electricity, otherwise known as Solar Photovoltaic (Solar PV) uses energy from the sun to create electricity that can be used to run appliances, such as computers, washing machines and kettles. A Solar PV system simply requires daylight to generate electricity and so still generates power on a cloudy day.
Is it suitable for my home?
Solar Hot Water systems can be installed on the majority of buildings either directly on a pitched roof or on frames if your roof is flat. However, they do require a roof that ideally faces south, south east or south west, as long as no other buildings or large trees overshadow it. If the roof is in shadow for parts of the day, the output of the system can decrease.