Well-insulated buildings retain their heat during winter, and keep cool in summer.

Buildings that have good quality, well-installed insulation need less energy to be comfortable, healthy places to work.

Basic insulation principles

Here are some basic energy saving insulation principles:

  • If there isn’t any ceiling insulation, install some. Recommended insulation levels for houses work for business premises as well.

Ceiling insulation

  • Install under-floor insulation.

Underfloor insulation

  • Draught-proof your external doors and windows.

Draught stopping 

  • Weatherproof your building by filling gaps around pipes entering the walls.

Large and specialised premises

Larger buildings and those with specialised heating and cooling requirements, such as data processing centres and coldstores, need individual consideration. We advise you to get specialist help in these cases.