Improve your wellbeing with the right insulation
Live and feel healthy
A well insulated house clearly improves your comfort and lifestyle and with STEICO insulating materials you can enjoy your own four walls even more.
In the winter, STEICO wood fibre insulating materials provide a comfortable climate. The natural insulating materials enclose the house like a protecting winter coat and hold the valuable warmth inside the property. In a well insulated house the interior temperature of walls and furnishings automatically increases. This effect is immediately noticeable:
- Improved well-being: Evenly warm walls deliver more radiant heat. Because people find radiant heat particularly pleasant, it is frequently possible to lower the actual ambient temperature without reducing the internal comfort. This leads to the positive side effect that reducing the ambient temperature by one degree means approximately a 5% energy cost saving.
- Effective protection against mould: The humidity in the air will only condense on a cold wall, by creating warm walls, this condensation is eliminated. Without damp patches mould is unable to grow. Mould is avoided from the outset.
- Less air movement: Draughts caused by convection can be unpleasant. At uninsulated, external walls the air cools down, falls to the ground and flows to the centre of the room where it warms up and ascends again. This does not occur with well insulated buildings. The cooling effect is reduced or eliminated. If the air is still, we do not feel these draughts and less dust is disturbed, providing positive side effects, particularly for allergy sufferers.
What makes a healthy building?
- Breathability – breathability is at the core of a healthy building. The fundamental functionality of the building material is its ability to cope with the adverse effects of moisture – often known as ‘permeability’ or ‘vapour open construction’
- High performing insulation – as well as keeping you warm in colder months, insulation should also prevent overheating in warmer months, maintaining a cool temperature
- The right materials – materials within a healthy building should be carefully selected, especially when it comes to insulation. There are eight key qualities which your insulation should hold: thermal, acoustic, fire protection, health, comfort, buildability, durability and sustainability.