We supply the nation with stud wall insulation. From cavity slabs to insulation rolls and insulation boards - we have every insulation product for use in a stud wall.
Stud wall insulation is designed to be installed within timber or metal frames to create a new wall within the building. The stud wall is made up of metal or timber studs fitted to the ceiling and walls, insulated, and covered with plasterboard with the outcome designed to look like an integral part of the house. The materials are frequently made up of high-performance, rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) featuring foil facings on both sides or mineral wool slabs and other forms of insulation depending on the method of installation applied.
How is stud wall insulation installed?
Always call a specialist before installing stud wall insulation to prevent problems occurring in the future and damages being made to the property.
Once the partition or stud wall is complete you can begin to apply insulation materials. First measure the dimensions of the wall and apply plasterboard to one side of the stud wall by using a screw and fixing the plasterboard to the timber frame.
Then measure the spaces in the stud wall and cut your chosen insulation material to size. Most insulation can with cut with a Stanley knife or hand saw. Foil tape can also be applied over any insulation materials that are butted together or over where the timber battens and the insulation materials meet.
The other side of the wall can now be fitted with plasterboard. The plasterboard can be cut and applied to match the dimensions of the wall and applied by screwing the plasterboard into the timber battens.
Then measure the vertical studs on the end of the wall and apply plasterboard to cover. Corner beads can be applied to the corners using clout nails and scrim tape can be applied to cover the joints and avoid cracks on the joints when plastered.
The wall is then ready for finishing applications such as plaster and paint.
Why do I need stud wall insulation?
When splitting one room into two this is best achieved by building an insulated stud wall. Good quality insulation can help to improve acoustic performance, thermal conductivity, and fire resistance within the space.
A soundproof stud wall is recommended to prevent acoustic transfer between rooms to make a more comfortable environment.
Stud walls are suitable for many buildings within the available space such as in commercial buildings to create office spaces or in residential buildings to create rooms or storage spaces or wardrobes. Partition walls can be quick to install and can be moved if needed to change the layout of the space making redesigning your home easy.
Partition wall products are extremely durable and should last for as long as the building when installed correctly.
Partition wall insulation is manufactured by several brands such as Rockwool, Knauf, Recticel and others.
Masonry Party Wall Slab
An insulation slab made up of glass mineral walls designed for use in masonry separating party walls. It offers great thermal quality and acoustic performance. It is moisture resistant, rot proof and odourless. This product is lightweight and easy to cut, handle and install. This product is 1200mm by 455mm and is available in thicknesses 75mm and 100mm. It is non-combustible insulation with the best possible Euroclass A1 reaction to fire classification and is manufactured using Knauf Insulation's unique bio-based binder, ECOSE® Technology.
PIR Insulation Board
Insulation boards are a high-quality board of rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) that has a layer of low emissivity foil bonded to each side. It is lightweight and easy to cut, handle, and install. It gives a thermal conductivity of 0.022W/mK. This should be paired with plasterboards.