Insulation and Drylining
The role of insulation in any property is more important than
ever. With rising fuel costs and the need to lower CO2
emissions a top priority, you need to pay careful consideration to
the kind of insulation you are going use inside your self build
With a national network of specialist Insulation Centres, Jewson
knows all there is to know about insulation and dry lining. Years
of expertise and product knowledge means Jewson can offer you the
right advice backed by a comprehensive range of thermal, acoustic
and fire protection products. Whether your query is simply how much
to buy or you're looking for help on a more complex project, our
team of experts are ready and waiting. Wherever you are and
whatever the request, our insulation advisors aim to provide the
levels of service and expertise you'd expect from the UK's leading
Glass wool insulation is the most common form of insulation in
the UK. Available in various densities, glass wool offers excellent
thermal and acoustic properties as well as fire safety protection.
All glass wool insulation achieves an A rating in the Green Guide
to Specification. What's more, the production of glass wool uses
far less energy than the level of energy it saves in heating and
air conditioning. It also conserves 100 times more ammonia, sulphur
dioxide and nitrogen dioxide than is emitted during its
Glass wool is made from abundant materials such as sand and
limestone, and increasingly from recycled glass (up to 80%), which
means glass wool can be fully recycled after use.
The compression and flexibility of glass wool also keeps
building site waste to a minimum, so all scraps can be reused.
Mineral Wool Insulation
Mineral wool insulation is made from volcanic rock which is an
abundant resource. Rock mineral wool insulation is usually used for
more specialised applications where higher levels of acoustic or
fire protection are required, in addition to robust thermal
As with glass wool insulation, the key environmental impact of
rock mineral insulation is its ability to conserve more energy over
the life of the product than is emitted during production.
Remember, installing any insulation in walls and loft space will
reduce energy consumption and help reduce carbon emissions.
With excellent thermal and acoustic properties, Sheepwool makes
the perfect alternative to artificial insulation. It offers good
fire resistance with the ability to melt away from flames and
Sheepwool is breathable too, therefore it can rapidly absorb and
release water vapour, reducing condensation and helping to keep
buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This makes it
suitable for timber frame constructions.
As a natural product it can be installed without the need for
gloves or protective clothing and is not irritating to the skin,
eyes or respiratory tract. The high elasticity of the wool fibres
means it doesn't settle. Instead it adapts to the shape of rafters,
joists and studs to provide a permanently tight fit.
As you'd expect, sheep's wool is a renewable and a continuous
resource - which makes it reusable, recyclable and
Jewson can provide you with a variety of specialist
plasterboards that will fulfil the requirements of your self build.
From fire, sound, thermal, moisture and impact resistance to
providing durable, high quality linings for walls and ceilings,
we've got the board for you.
Different environments and future use of a room will determine
which kind of plasterboard to use, so it's worth getting helpful
advice beforehand if you are unsure. For instance, if you need
extra fire or noise protection, certain plasterboards will
outperform others. Damp conditions, such as kitchens and bathrooms,
require the use of specially designed moisture resistant
plasterboard that repels water. If you suffer from joint cracking
on plasterboard ceilings, it is usually caused by warping of the
joists as the wood dries out. Screw fixing the boards will
generally prevent this problem from occurring.
Feel free to contact our dedicated self build team if
you require further information on:
0800 032 8968 or Selfbuild@jewson.co.uk