BCP Council, Dorset Council and Public Health Dorset have appointed Ridgewater Energy as the new delivery partner for Healthy Homes Dorset. The website is currently being updated to reflect these changes and services available. For further information, please call FREEPHONE 0300 003 7023 or text INSULATION followed by YOUR NAME to 07984 440584 and we shall call you back

For a warmer home. If your home is not insulated, most of the the heat will be escaping through the loft and walls. Wrapping your home in insulation will help to keep it, and you, much warmer.

For better health. There is significant evidence that living in a cold home can make many health issues much worse. Insulating your home can improve existing health conditions and help you to minimise your risk of contracting illnesses.

For lower bills. With insulation your heating won't have to work so hard to keep you warm. This will mean lower bills, often by many hundreds of pounds.

Loft insulation
An image of a man installing mineral fibre loft insulation. Healthy Homes Dorset provide grants for this type of insulation.

Over 16m homes in the UK have installed loft insulation. The most common method is to lay rolls of mineral fibre in between the joists in the attic floor. The recommended thickness of mineral fibre is 27cm (nearly 11 inches). Installing loft insulation saves up to £180 a year on your energy bills, and even if you are just topping up it can save £25-£60 per year.

Cavity wall insulation
An image of a man installing cavity wall insulation. Healthy Homes Dorset provide grants for this type of insulation.

Homes in Dorset built after 1900 usually have external walls made of two 'skins' with a gap between them. These are ‘cavity walls’ and the space between can be filled with insulating material to stop the warmth escaping. Cavity wall insulation is normally installed by drilling a series of small holes into the mortar and injecting the insulation material into the gap. Over 13 million homes in the UK have had cavity wall insulation installed and insulating them could save you £150 or potentially much more. 

Why insulate?