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Category Archives: How To Guides & Advice

  • What is Passive House? A beginner’s guide

    Passive House is a rigorous, voluntary house-building standard that focusses on energy efficiency and reducing the energy needed to run a comfortable home. It may seem like a relatively new ...Read More

  • What is an r-value?

    An R-value is, in short, a number that tells you how good a material is at resisting the flow of heat. If it resists the flow of heat well (has ...Read More

  • Types of insulation and their uses

    Cavity walls are the most common walls in homes in the UK. Double-skin properties were built from around 1920 so if your home was built after that then it’s more ...Read More

  • What are cavity closers and how do you install them?

    Cavity closers are an essential part of any cavity wall, but what exactly are they and how do you fit a cavity closer? Here at Insulation Superstore we are confident ...Read More

  • Celotex insulation comparison chart

    Here at Insulation Superstore we know that finding the right insulation is key to keeping the house warm, keeping costs down and reducing your impact on the environment. But there ...Read More

  • How to render a wall

    Rendering a wall is an important part of the construction process, but it is sometimes overlooked or ignored. Here at Insulation Superstore we want to ensure you know everything about ...Read More

  • Everything you need to know about ground source heat pumps

    Sustainability is coming to the forefront of building design as pressure is put on housebuilders to deliver large quantities of home whilst keeping their energy efficiency and environmental impact to ...Read More

  • How to fix timber frame breather membranes

    When renovating an existing building, or constructing a new build with timber framework, timber frame breather membranes are incredibly useful, helping to protect the frame during construction but also keeping ...Read More

  • Everything you need to know about air source heat pumps

    Air source heat pumps are a more environmentally-friendly way to what your home. They require some electricity to run but this will be offset by not using gas and from ...Read More

  • How to cut plasterboard

    Plasterboard is useful material for many DIY jobs and larger-scale jobs but for the DIY user knowing how to cut plasterboard, how to fix plasterboard and how to get rid ...Read More

  • How to fix plasterboard

    You can fix plasterboard in 3 different ways, which often depends on the substrate behind it. For timber frames and partitioning walls then you can use screws or nails. For fixing ...Read More

  • How to screed a floor

    What is screed? Screed is used in a wide range of applications within the construction industry, but it is essentially a thin layer of material, similar to concrete, that is ...Read More

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