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The Benefits of Foil Insulation

Benefits of Foil Insulation

Foil insulation is an ideal product to use in a new build, conversion work or renovation project, because it is convenient, long lasting and cost effective.

More and more people are choosing to use foil insulation instead of traditional materials, such as fibreglass and foam, because of the many benefits it has to offer. Some of these benefits include:

Cost effective

Foil insulation is a cost-effective way of keeping the warmth in through the winter and excessive heat out during the summer months. Because foil insulation reduces heat loss, it takes less energy to heat your home and keep it warm and cosy. This means reduced energy bills.


Foil insulation is incredibly versatile and can be used in roofs, walls and floors. This type of insulation is particularly space-saving because the insulation is very thin. This makes it ideal for using in small spaces or loft conversions where you need to maximise the space available.


Some insulation materials are made from substances that can be harmful or cause allergic reactions, with foil insulation you do not have to worry about dangerous materials, as they are often made from plastic or polyester. This also means that you do not require special protective equipment or breathing protection to install this type of insulation. 

Easy to use

Compared with other insulation materials, foil insulation is a lot thinner and lighter, making it much more convenient for builders to install. Being lightweight also makes this product easy to fix using conventional methods, such a staples and timber battens.

Long lasting

Foil insulation is a great choice for homeowners or property developers because it requires very little maintenance and is incredibly long lasting.