Ep68 – Insulation for new builds and renovations

Francis Rilley of Unilin Insulation and Andrew Rennie of Energy Store chat about insulating your home in Ireland today. We caught up with them at Selfbuild Live Belfast 2023 to chat about:

  • The different types of insulation with pros and cons for each including cost, thermal efficiency, fire resistance
  • Recipe for an energy efficient building fabric: insulation and airtightness
  • Typical wall build up scenario for a building regulations compliant house vs NZEB: block builds and timber frame
  • Typical roof build ups and typical floor build ups
  • Performance gap: how can self-builders ensure that the design is right and the installation is done correctly?
  • Typical retrofit scenarios: how to insulate an existing home (existing cavity walls, solid walls, floors, roofs)

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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