Stone wool insulation delivers peace, warmth, sustainability and safety, and can now be funded by the Green Homes Grant scheme. 

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When planning a new home or undertaking a major renovation, insulation and cutting energy bills are often at the forefront of people’s thinking. The recently launched Green Homes Grant means your dream home can be a green home.

Government grants for insulation

Insulation is one of those things that many of us take for granted – after all, it’s usually out of sight so it’s also out of mind. However, it’s also something that has come a long way and still punches above its weight in terms of impact on our homes. With the Government’s Green Homes Grant incentivising making sustainable changes to our houses, the time has never been better to install some – or update what you already have.

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The benefits of insulation

As part of the Green Homes Grant, you can choose just to install one or more primary measures, or you can add secondary measures up to the cost of the primary measure(s). Loft and wall insulation are both primary measures and have numerous benefits for homeowners.

While you might immediately think of preventing heat loss as the main benefit of loft insulation, using stone wool has several other notable boons. Instead of heat loss, consider temperature regulation. Homes can lose 25% of heat through the roof but using stone wool not only cuts down on heat disappearing through the top of your home but regulates temperature too. That means your home is warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

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The sound of safety

Aside from cutting heat wastage, with its concomitant effect on energy costs, stone wool insulation such as that offered by ROCKWOOL also helps to cut down on acoustic pollution. Stone wool has random fibre orientation that traps sound waves – something that will damped the sound of rain and wind against the roof.

It’s safe too, rated A1 non-combustible. That means it won’t burn and is fire resistant, while not giving off any significant toxic smoke.

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Add in superb longevity and moisture resistance, and it’s clear that ROCKWOOL insulation is an investment that will pay dividends for decades to come. If you’re applying for a Green Homes Grant, it’s the ideal eco-conscious addition to your home. Discover more about the Green Homes Grant and stone wool through the ROCKWOOL website.

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