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Reflective Heat Saving

As the famous nursery saying goes:

Mirror , Mirror on the Wall………

Mirror or reflective technology is now being incorporated into internal wall papers and lining papers as an alternative to fitting intrusive internal insulation and studded walls.

The idea is to retain heat within the room by reflecting it back as it tries to escape through the walls. Whereas dry lining relies on slowing the rate at which heat escapes reflective technology relies on bouncing heat back into the room and so is far superior in performance.

In fact 4mm of reflective lining thermal wallpaper has the same insulation effect as 68mm of brick or 210mm of concrete !

Global Warming Provides the Answers !!

The crucial importance in reducing carbon in the atmosphere is because thermal heat radiation cannot pass through carbon. Although carbon only accounts for less than 1% of the atmospheres gases it is enough to ensure that heat is  reflected back to earth instead of escaping to outer space. Hence the term global warming.

Taking the effect of carbon and how it encourages warming scientists have replicated the effect by using graphite particles mixed in with a 4mm polystyrene backing to the lining paper. This  means the polystyrene balls behind the backing paper now act as tiny mirrors and reflect radiated heat back into the room instead of it all passing through the paper into the wall and then to percolate outside.

Very cleverly your walls still look like normal papered or painted walls but hidden from view in the body of the lining paper is the mirror technology which ensures the rooms stay warmer for longer and also stay dry as they will prevent any condensation from forming on the wall surface.

The difference in room and wall temperature is immediate and can be felt when you put your hand on the wall. Where once it was very cold to the touch, even with the heating on, it now feels warm thanks to the reflective technology in the paper.

We are approved suppliers of insulating lining papers for DIY use so please contact us with any questions you may have.

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Internal Wall Insulation

Internal Wall Insulation

Thermal Lining Paper

Internal thermal insulation lining paper represents a huge turn key development in cutting heat loss in solid walls where external insulation cladding is either not affordable or is unsuitable for the aesthetics of the house. German in design and manufacture these latest amazing heat saving wall papers really do make an incredible difference to both the room temperature and the amount of energy used.

From tests carried out in Germany the insulating wall liners consistently heated a cold room to 21 degrees in about 75% less time than the same wall with no thermal lining !


Heat Savings from Thermal Lin ing Paper

Warmer in a quarter of the time

Insulating Wall Lining Paper – How it works

The German manufacturers  – Erfurt-MAV- have over 100 years experience and expertise in lining papers and insulation within the aerospace and automobile industries. They have used this wealth of knowledge to invent a thick wall lining paper that has an incredibly efficient 3.5mm insulation layer adhered to the reverse of the lining paper. The insulation results in a far slower and smaller rate of heat leakage through solid walls with more heat retained for longer in the room.

The clever technology gives us a highly efficient layer of insulation coupled with a very high quality lining wall paper that simply needs painting or wall papering in the usual way. It also comes in 750mm widths against a normal paper width of 550mm so covers the walls with less drops of paper. Finally it is easier than wall paper to hang as the walls are pasted with a special adhesive and with no pattern match there is no wastage.


What makes insulation wall liners so attractive

* Quicker room warm up means less energy is wasted

* Heating times can be shortened

* Thermostats can be turned down and every 1 degree saves around 10% of fuel costs

* No more condenstaion as walls are too warm for dew point to be reached

* Can cover small cracks and uneven surfaces so saves re-plastering

* Easy DIY application

* Equally effective on ceilings as it is on solid walls


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Outside Wall Insulation v Internal Insulation

For homes that are solid walls up to 45% of heat will be escaping through these uninsulated walls and so it makes financial as well as environmental sense to insulate these walls . The choice then comes down to either internal insulation or external insulation and both have their advantages and disadvantages .

As internal traditionally means stripping the walls and having to remove and then re-position things like electrical sockets, heating pipes, skirting, coving and any fitted furniture this is only a viable option when a house is being completely renovated. The only other time when it should be installed instead of external is when the exterior is of great aesthetic value or has conservation or listed status.

Externally fitting insulation means no reduction in room sizes, no internal refitting of fixtures and fittings and redecoration and of course less disruption to  family life.  However, the greatest benefit is that exterior insulation is far more efficient than internal insulation per mm of insulation.

This is because the thermal mass of the solid wall – usually up to 9 inches thick – is a form of insulation itself and is not used when you put the insulation between the wall and the internal heating . Also the outer leaf of the wall will still get wet and cold with internal insulation whereas with an externally fitted system the wall is kept completely dry and more thermally efficient and the full depth of the wall is also being completely used as an additional thermal barrier as well as the insulation.

As a respected and long standing business our advisors will give genuine advice as to whether internal, external or a mixture of both are suitable for your particular property.

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