Shop By Project

Utilise our best advice and guidance to plan and carry out your DIY projects with our Shop By Project articles. Each article contains the information you need to make an informed decision of which way to insulate a certain area, and which products you'll need to do it. By keeping our info short and sweet you can pick out the key points regarding whether a certain insulation method is for you before you even think about what items you might need. Almost all of the projects and methods we've detailed below are able to be carried out by a DIY afficionado without the hassle of brining in an external contractor. We do however advise that in instances where the DIY steps seem more complex than thought that you consult a professional to safeguard your building and stay in line with building control regulations.

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1. Insulating a Wall

Learn how to insulate walls around your home whether they’re solid walls or cavity walls. Using our guide will help you make an informed decision on which materials, and which insulation method, will benefit you the most. Save money and time by getting it right the first time.

2. Insulating a Floor

Insulating a floor is an absolute breeze if you have the right material and the right know-how. Pick up tips, tricks and how to best insulate your solid floor or suspended floor to eliminate drafts and heat transfer. Cold bedroom floor in the morning? Just a day of work could warm up your wake-up call.

3. Insulating a Shed

Man cave, home office, bar, or gym, the first step in turning the use of your shed around is insulation. This will minimise heating bills and, when combined with solar panels, could make your shed entirely self-sufficient. It’s not too difficult to insulate a shed but there are other considerations including whether any windows need replacing or if there are any leaks.

4. Insulating a Loft

What will your newly insulated loft space be used for? That’s a key question that needs to be answered before you set about insulating. Insulating for a loft conversion or insulating just to increase energy efficiency have two different approaches as in one you must be mindful of floor height and meeting building regulations for living space. Use your guide to insulating a loft and find out which materials to use and why we recommend them.

5. Insulating a Van

Insulating a van can be somewhat difficult but it’s massively rewarding! It can turn a cold and damp van into a haven for campers, travelers and festival-goers. We recommend thin reflective materials to reduce the risk of condensation and to keep the walls thin, maximizing the interior space. Use this guide to see what you can turn your van in to. 

6. Insulating a Flat Roof

How do you insulate a flat roof? You use our comprehensive step by step guide to insulating a warm roof. We’ve given our expert advice on which materials to use and how to use them. It’s been advised however that insulating a flat roof is a very serious thing to get right, as it could lead to leaks and damps, so it’s been rated a DIY difficulty of 5.

7. Insulating a Garage

With a DIY difficulty of 3, insulating a garage is a task that varies in ease depending on what the existing structure looks like and what your plan is. Use our guidance to insulate a single skin breeze block garage easily and to insulate a garage floor easily too. Insulating a cavity wall garage isn’t as straightforward as it might seem but luckily, there are suggestions here for you too.

8. Insulating a Pipe

Insulating a pipe comes with a DIY difficulty rating of just 1 star! It's not hard to do yourself whether you're insulating after the pipes have been installed or at the time of installation. A whole host of manufacturer's offer slit insulation for retrofitting and unslit insulation for sliding over pipes you're about to connect. It's a pretty straightforward DIY project that will have you saving money you didn't even know you were losing by making your building more energy efficient.  

9. Insulating a Balcony

It may not seem that important to insulate a balcony but people often forget that the balcony, or terrace, commonly sits over another room of the house. This means there's another surface for the heat in the room below to escape from! Insulating a balcony will reduce heat loss from the room below up through the floor of balcony by employing a thin layer of effective insulation. It's an important part of the balcony build up and it gets a 4* rating from us for DIY difficulty. 

Why not talk to our insulation advisers?

In DIY projects questions often crop up that you just need a quick answer for. By calling our insulation advisers on 01752 692 206, you can get your questions answered in a comprehensive and timely manner without needing to interpret complex jargon. Ask our team about the products you’re planning to use if you’re not sure on this either and they’ll be glad to help.

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