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Timber frames are a popular way to begin to build a structure and have been used across the UK for centuries. Timber frame construction is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to begin building any structure and has been used since before modern construction materials were available.

However, as global temperatures have changed and living habits have evolved over time, insulation has become increasingly necessary to improve the thermal performance of homes and other buildings in Cumbria.

So, if you are constructing a new building with a timber frame in Cumbria, it is important that you consider the external wall insulation.

If you are unsure how insulation for a timber frame building can benefit you, we can help you with this. Below, we have information about insulation for timber frame buildings and how our company can help you.

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Who Are Timber Frame Insulation?

We have extensive experience in insulation for timber frame buildings, and we have worked with timber frame walls for numerous years.

Our insulation installers in Cumbria receive the latest training to ensure that they remain up to date with the best techniques for adding insulation for timber frame construction.

We recognise that the thermal performance of a timber frame wall is important. So, we have concentrated our time throughout building the business on ensuring we use only the best materials for insulation.

If you need insulation for timber frame walls, we have the knowledge and materials to ensure your needs are met.

If you are unsure of which insulation materials would be suitable for your timber frame walls in Cumbria, please contact us for more information. We will discuss your needs in full before providing you with a no-obligation quote for insulation suitable to specific circumstances.

Why Choose Timber Frame Insulation?

We work with a variety of insulation materials, including mineral wool insulation, to improve the thermal performance of your timber frame walls. We use only the best materials available and will ensure there is a vapour control layer included to protect your building.

We have been rated one of the best companies for the insulation of timber frame walls in 2024 due to the quality of the materials we use and the standard of our work. Customers return to us for their additional insulation needs when beginning new projects.

We can review the insulation required for customers of any size in Cumbria, whether you are building a small outbuilding or looking to minimise heat loss and improve the energy performance of an existing structure.

Contacting us early during the process of building would be best as we can provide advice on your project from day one and work with you throughout. We can review and discuss insulation to ensure the correct acoustic performance if you are building a studio or wish to transform a space for recording purposes.

Over 10 Years of Experience in Timber Frame Insulation

We are a trusted company with over ten years of experience installing insulation for thousands of customers across the UK. We have an extremely high customer satisfaction score and repeat business across many of our previous clients in Cumbria.

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Timber Frame Insulation Cost Cumbria

The cost of insulation will depend on which insulation products you intend to use and the type and size of the structure you are constructing. The right material will help to reduce the running costs of the building under construction.

The current most popular insulation materials range from £7/m2 to £45/m2; however, the prices could vary depending on the quality of the materials you wish to use. If you would like to discuss your needs further, please contact us for more information.

Timber Frame Insulation Benefits

Wall insulation is used to minimise heat loss via the external cavity, reduce interstitial condensation, and improve the thermal performance of a wall. With insulation for timber frame walls, you can reduce energy bills and keep your home warmer.

Insulation can be installed as a continuous layer attached to the timber studs before the masonry walls are added if it is installed during construction. With any new construction, it is highly recommended that either PIR insulation board, mineral wool, or another type is added to the timber studs.

After the insulation is added, you can then attach oriented strand board to the timber studs to improve thermal performance further and reduce air leakage that can cause thermal bridging.

Mineral wool is often the most common type of insulation used as it is cheaper than a PIR insulation board while still preventing heat loss through the external cavity. Insulation is also used to add a vapour control layer to reduce the risk of dampness.

Adding a breather membrane will further reduce the risk of moisture from the external wall impacting the internal walls.

We can provide advice for a combination of materials to cover roofs, walls, and floors to ensure the best possible insulation for your timber frame construction in Cumbria. In addition to protection during a fire, the right material will improve the acoustic performance of your room.

Wood has a reduced mass in comparison to other materials, and this reduced mass can cause sound to travel in different ways.

Improved acoustic performance is beneficial for day-to-day conversation, reducing the travel of noise pollution between buildings and reducing echoes.

If you film or record for social media or any other reason, the acoustic improvements will be a big benefit.

Depending on what you choose to use in Cumbria, the insulating material can be added directly to the studs or in panels or boards. Wood, by its nature, has a porous surface and so can often become damp. Two layers of insulation added to the warm side of the internal board will give the best performance.

If you are planning to use panels or a board, we can help you assess the needs of your home to ensure the best outcome. Many who consider heating under the floor find that the right insulation is enough to keep their home warm and fire-safe.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below, we have answered some of the most common questions we receive from our customers to help you better understand your needs and how we can help you.

What insulation should I use for a timber frame?

Mineral wool is the most commonly used timber frame wall insulation as it has the best balance for acoustic performance, warmth, and thermal conductivity.

In comparison to masonry walls or insulation added in boards, mineral wool is available in rolls or slabs, is easy to attach to the studs, and can be covered by adding plywood to attach plasterboard. Mineral wool in either slabs or rolls will provide thermal comfort and fire protection to your home.

How do you keep a timber frame house warm?

The best way to keep a timber frame house warm is to ensure that you have insulation installed. Insulating the cavity between the frame will improve the U value of your home. Suitable insulation, such as mineral wool, can be added to the studs during the timber frame construction.

Can you Cavity Wall insulate a timber framed house?

Cavity wall insulation is not suitable for a timber frame house, as the cavity is needed to ensure that moisture has a way to be removed from the house. There are many other types of insulation that can be added instead of cavity wall insulation.

Do you need a vapour barrier on a timber frame?

It is recommended that a vapour barrier, vapour control layer, is added to a timber frame wall. A vapour barrier is used to protect the insulation from rainwater being able to penetrate through to the insulation and damage it.

Damp insulation can also cause issues with the internal walls and plasterboard, reducing the thermal and acoustic performance of the insulation and causing damp to the studs, walls, and possibly floors.

Where do you put a vapour barrier in a timber frame?

To achieve the best results from your vapour barrier, it should be fixed to the top and bottom of the timber frame at 250mm centres. The installation of vapour barriers should also be included around openings and at laps.

If you have begun construction and have not included a vapour control layer, get in touch for more advice.


Insulation has many benefits for a home or other structure; it is easy to install and provides additional layers before the plasterboard to protect against fire, improve the thermal performance of the home, reduce the risk of damp, and decrease moisture within the home.

If you would like more information about any of the products we offer in Cumbria and how they can be used to improve your wall, floor, or fire safety, please contact us. We can provide advice from the planning to the install stages and beyond where needed.

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Make sure you contact us today for a number of great Timber Frame Insulation services in North West.

Here are some towns we cover near Cumbria.

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