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How to Insulate a Cottage Floor with Spray Foam Insulation

How to Insulate a Cottage Floor with Spray Foam Insulation
 

Are your feet freezing cold as you walk about your floor? Okay, freezing may be a bit too far – but sometimes it can feel as though your feet are like ice! This may have something to do with your level of floor insulation.

This is especially true if you live in a dated building, a wood cabin or a country cottage type property.

If you’ve got cold feet in the countryside, we can show you how to insulate a cottage floor with spray foam insulation.

The same advice goes for almost any property really, but we do love working in a nice dainty cottage, so let’s go with that!

Prevent Thermal Bridging

We can explore a range of options to insulate your floor, regardless of the material it’s made from. In cottages, you are more than likely to find wooden floors, but our expert team have experience with new build homes as well.

Insulating your floor will minimise the amount of thermal bridging your property is experiencing.

Thermal bridging occurs when heat escapes through your home through a certain material, i.e. a solid brick wall. The bridging is the transfer of heat from the inside of your home, through the brickwork or floorboards, out to the exterior.

This natural process severely compromises the insulation value and thermal qualities of your home. It is believed that insulating underneath your floorboards can save you so much energy, you’ll save around £40 each year on your bills.

You can also seal the gaps between your floors and skirting boards, with a simple DIY sealant, to prevent draughts from occurring.

 
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How to Insulate a Cottage Floor

As mentioned above, cottages are more than likely to feature suspended timber floors. You can insulate timber floors with batts of insulation material by lifting the floorboards up, and laying the batts underneath, supported by netting.

But this is the archaic method, and not the easiest way to insulate a cottage floor. This approach is nowhere near as effective as spray foam insulation.

Using a series of high-spec hoses, the insulation material is just blown upwards into place, and the material begins to expand immediately on impact.

It can be used in a wide range of floor applications, as well as within complex building designs.

You only need to insulate the bottom floor too; there is no requirement to do any of your rooms upstairs. This is especially true if they are above heated spaces, like your living room.

 
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Spray Foam Insulation Creates Cosy Conditions

If choosing a high-quality and sustainable product is important to you, then spray foam insulation proves to be the ideal solution.

This is one of the most sophisticated spray foam insulation methods available on the market today.

The spray foam insulation system is perfectly suited to insulating the underside of suspended timber floors. This effectively eliminates the feeling of a freezing cold floor. But how?

Well… all properties must have under-floor ventilation by law. But these ventilation gaps can cause dastardly draughts and coldness within your home, sometimes making them up to 50% less energy efficient.

You should not cover these ventilation gaps to prevent them from breathing either. They are designed for a reason, and always with your safety in mind.

But if you apply spray foam to the underside of your floor deck, you will eliminate convection air movement, yet allow the required levels of ventilation at the same time. So you prevent heat loss, without disturbing air circulation – perfect!

Contact Home Logic Today

If you would like some more information on how to insulate a cottage floor with spray foam insulation, give us a call on 0800 1700 636. You can also say hello via our email – survey@homelogic.co.uk.

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