If you’ve ever wanted to keep your house warm and cosy whilst reducing your energy bills, you’ve probably looked into insulation. Across the UK, various energy companies provide insulation for free as part of the government’s Green Scheme.
Unfortunately, this is normally only available for loft insulation and cavity walls, leaving those with solid walls out in the cold. Most homes built before 1920 (and some after) have solid walls and they’re notoriously bad at retaining heat; in fact, energy escapes at almost twice the rate of cavity walled homes. However, insulation can be added, and the Energy Saving Trust reports an average of £460 could be saved per year for a detached home.