Insulated the loft? So what next? This can be really difficult for some house holders, especially if you have solid brick or stone walls. Most homes have cavity walls so the answer is simple – insulate the cavity. But if your home has solid walls the answer can be more complex and therefore more expensive.
The Green Deal
The Green Deal is hoping to address this issue as it recognises that over 20% of homes fall into this category. The simplest solution may be to render and insulate the outer wall. The main benefit is that it doesn’t effect the internal walls of the building.
Alternatively you could insulate the inside of the external facing walls. This may cause damp to travel from the outer wall to the inside. It may be possible to dry line the walls so that the air can circulate in the open cavity between the wall and the plasterboard. The downside to this approach is the reduction in the size of the room and ultimately you will also have to redecorate the room.