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Spray Foam Insulation Scotland

Spray Foam Insulation Installers in Scotland

Spray Foam Insulation in Scotland

Spray foam insulation is a type of insulation material that is applied using a spray gun and a special mixing nozzle. It starts as a liquid and then expands into a foam when it’s sprayed in place. The foam expands and fills gaps and crevices in walls, ceilings, and other structures, providing an effective thermal barrier and air seal.

How spray foam insulation works?

There are two main types of spray foam insulation:

  1. Open-Cell Spray Foam: Open-cell spray foam is lightweight and expands to fill and seal gaps in walls, attics, and other spaces. It has a spongy, softer texture when compared to closed-cell foam. It is an excellent sound insulator but has a lower R-value (a measure of thermal resistance) compared to closed-cell foam. Open-cell foam is often used in interior applications.

  2. Closed-Cell Spray Foam: Closed-cell spray foam is denser and has a higher R-value, making it a more effective insulator. It forms a rigid and solid structure, providing superior thermal resistance and acting as a moisture barrier. Closed-cell foam is often used in exterior applications and areas where higher insulation performance is required.

Spray Foam Insulation Installers Scotland

Similar to cavity wall insulation, Envirosmart Limited rarely installs spray foam insulation in Scotland.While spray foam insulation offers several benefits, there are also potential issues and challenges associated with its installation. It’s crucial to be aware of these factors to make an informed decision about whether spray foam insulation is the right choice for your specific needs. We rarely install spray foam on residential properties, as it many home insurance and mortgage companies will not cover you if you have spray foam insulation installed. This causes issues when you are looking to sell your home and has resulted in companies specialising spray foam insulation removal and replacement with traditional home insulation.

Spray foam insulation is perfect for certain commercial properties, especially for insulating large roofing spaces made from certain types of materials.

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Video from Skill Builder showcasing some of the issues installing spray foam insulation on your home

Spray Foam Insulation Removal Scotland

Spray foam insulation has been widely used worldwide, and is installed on thousands of homes all over Scotland. Due to the issues stated above and on the video shown, there is a now a demand for spray foam insulation removal, especially when people are looking to sell their home.

Here are the general steps involved in the spray foam insulation removal process:

1. Assessment and Safety Precautions:

  • Assessment: A professional insulation contractor assesses the situation, considering the type of foam insulation used (open-cell or closed-cell) and the area from which the insulation needs to be removed. They evaluate potential hazards, such as asbestos or mould, if applicable.

  • Safety Precautions: Safety is paramount during removal. Contractors wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against inhaling fumes or dust. Proper ventilation and containment measures are necessary to prevent the spread of particles.

2. Extraction:

  • Extraction Methods: The insulation is carefully extracted from the walls, ceilings, or other surfaces. Various tools and methods, such as cutting, scraping, or drilling, might be used to access the foam, depending on the specific situation.

  • Proper Extraction: Proper techniques are used to ensure complete removal without damaging the underlying structure. Vacuum systems equipped with HEPA filters are often used to contain and collect the removed foam particles.

3. Disposal:

  • Proper Disposal: Removed insulation material must be properly disposed of. Foam insulation can be bulky and challenging to dispose of, so professionals ensure it is handled and disposed of according to local regulations and environmental guidelines.

4. Surface Preparation:

  • Cleaning and Repairs: After the insulation is removed, the surfaces may require cleaning and preparation for reinstallation of insulation or other finishes. This might involve repairing any damage caused during the removal process.

5. Reinstallation /Replacement Insulation (if necessary):

  • New Insulation: Depending on the situation, we can to reinstall traditional home insulation for you, we have a wide range of options available.

Removing spray foam insulation can be a challenging and labor intensive process, often requiring a specific skillset due to the potential hazards involved. If you have a specific need to remove spray foam insulation, give us a call or complete our short contact form below.

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We are spray foam insulation and renewable energy experts that only use the best environmentally friendly materials with all of the installations conduct. Our approved installers have vast experience with all aspects of home energy efficiency programmes as advised by the Energy Savings Trust.

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Insultation in Scotland

Initially we contracted Craig and his team to provide insulation for two attic rooms which are either freezing or much too hot and they ended up fitting a new kitchen too.
We can't recommend this firm highly enough, especially for the way they helped us through the unexpected discovery of damp.

Communication and customer service were excellent; friendly helpful worker were punctual, hardworking and cleaned up thoroughly.
Highly recommended.
Sara O'Hara
Carolyn O'Hara
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    History Of Spray Foam Insulation

    Spray foam insulation has a relatively recent history compared to some other forms of insulation. The development of spray foam technology can be traced back to the mid-20th century. Here’s a brief overview of the history of spray foam insulation:

    1940s-1950s: The concept of spray-applied insulation began to emerge during and after World War II. Researchers and scientists started experimenting with various materials and methods to improve insulation efficiency. Early forms of spray-applied insulation were used for industrial applications, such as insulating refrigerated storage units and pipelines.

    1960s: Polyurethane foam, which is one of the main components of modern spray foam insulation, was developed in the 1960s. Polyurethane foam was initially used for a variety of applications, including insulation. It offered excellent thermal resistance and could be applied using a spray gun.

    1970s: The spray foam insulation industry began to gain traction in the 1970s. Contractors and builders started using polyurethane spray foam for commercial and residential insulation projects. The technology continued to evolve, leading to the development of both open-cell and closed-cell spray foam formulations.

    1980s-1990s: Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, spray foam insulation became more widely adopted for residential and commercial applications. Research and development efforts focused on improving the formulation, application techniques, and environmental impact of spray foam insulation materials.

    2000s-Present: In the 2000s, spray foam insulation experienced a significant increase in popularity due to its energy efficiency benefits and the growing emphasis on green building practices. Builders and homeowners recognized the advantages of spray foam insulation in terms of superior insulation performance, air sealing capabilities, and moisture resistance.

    Today, spray foam insulation is a well-established technology used in various construction projects around the world. It is recognized for its ability to provide efficient insulation and create airtight seals in buildings, contributing to energy savings and improved indoor comfort. Ongoing research and development continue to refine the formulation and application methods, making spray foam insulation an integral part of modern construction practices.

    Spray Foam Insulation Benefits

    Spray foam insulation offers several benefits that have made it a popular choice for homeowners and builders alike. Here are the key advantages of spray foam insulation:

    Spray foam insulation provides high thermal resistance (R-value), meaning it is highly effective in preventing heat transfer. It keeps homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer, reducing the need for constant heating and cooling.

    Spray foam expands and seals gaps and cracks in walls, ceilings, and floors. This creates an airtight barrier, preventing air leakage and drafts. Properly sealed homes are more energy-efficient and comfortable.

    Closed-cell spray foam is resistant to water, making it an excellent moisture barrier. It helps prevent mould growth and rot by sealing out water, making it suitable for areas prone to moisture infiltration.

    Spray foam can be applied to various surfaces, including wood, concrete, metal, and more. It conforms to irregular shapes and fills cavities and voids, providing seamless insulation in difficult-to-reach areas.

    Spray foam has excellent sound insulation properties. It reduces noise transmission between rooms and from the outside environment, creating a quieter indoor environment.

    Properly installed spray foam insulation can last for a long time without deteriorating, ensuring consistent insulation performance over the years. It doesn’t sag, settle, or degrade over time.

    By preventing heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer, spray foam insulation significantly reduces energy consumption. This results in lower utility bills, providing long-term savings for homeowners.

    Some modern spray foam formulations use environmentally friendly blowing agents with lower global warming potential (GWP). These formulations are more eco-friendly compared to older versions.

    Closed-cell spray foam adds rigidity and strength to walls, providing structural support to the building. It can enhance the overall integrity of the structure.

    Proper insulation with spray foam can improve indoor air quality by reducing the infiltration of outdoor pollutants, allergens, and drafts, creating a healthier living environment.

    Spray foam can be applied during construction or retrofitted into existing buildings. It’s a versatile solution for both new constructions and renovations.

    While spray foam insulation offers numerous benefits, it's important to have it installed by experienced professionals to ensure proper application and avoid potential issues. Proper installation is key to maximising the advantages of spray foam insulation.

    Spray Foam Loft Insulation Scotland

    Spray foam insulation can be an effective choice for insulating your loft or attic space. It offers excellent thermal performance, providing a barrier that reduces heat transfer between your living space and the outside environment.

    We offer spray foam loft insulation in most of Scotland.

    While spray foam loft insulation offers numerous benefits, it’s important to consider the points highlighted at the top of this page surrounding home insurance and mortgage companies.

    Spray Foam Underfloor Insulation Scotland

    Underfloor spray foam insulation involves applying spray foam insulation to the underside of the floor in a building. This method is particularly useful for insulating floors above unheated spaces, such as crawl spaces or basements.

    Envirosmart offers spray foam underfloor insulation in most of Scotland.

    Underfloor spray foam insulation can be an excellent solution for improving energy efficiency and indoor comfort, especially in buildings with unheated spaces beneath the floors.

    Spray Foam Roof Insulation Scotland

    Spray foam roof insulation involves applying spray foam insulation material directly onto the roof deck or underside of the roof in buildings. It creates a seamless, continuous layer of insulation that adheres to the surface, providing excellent thermal protection and other benefits.

    Spray foam roof insulation is a popular choice in Scotland for both new constructions and roof retrofit projects due to its energy efficiency and durability. Properly installed, it can provide long-lasting protection and energy savings for the building.

    Spray foam roof insulation is the most common type of spray foam that we will install, likely on commercial properties.

    Spray Foam Insulation Grants Scotland

    The government grants available for all other types of insulation apply to spray foam insulation as well. 

    The latest government ECO scheme named the ECO 4 provides funding for homeowners and tenants looking to insulate their homes in Scotland.  

    Grants are available for spray foam insulation for people who meet the criteria via Home Energy Scotland.

    Envirosmart Limited are TrustMark accredited, meaning we can install spray foam insulation using any grant funding you have been awarded.

    To apply for a spray foam insulation grant, you should visit Home Energy Scotland who will guide you through your application. We are happy to assist you with this, meaning you will have an approved installer you can name when applying for your grant.

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    Spray Foam Insulation Cost Scotland

    Just like we with all other types of home insulation, its impossible to provide an accurate cost without completing a home survey to measure the area that needs insulated. We also need to consider if you have existing insulation that needs to be removed and other factors surrounding the installation.

    Its best to arrange a free home insulation survey, so we can provide you with an accurate, itemised quote for you consider.

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    What our clients say about us

    Insultation in Scotland

    Initially we contracted Craig and his team to provide insulation for two attic rooms which are either freezing or much too hot and they ended up fitting a new kitchen too.
    We can't recommend this firm highly enough, especially for the way they helped us through the unexpected discovery of damp.

    Communication and customer service were excellent; friendly helpful worker were punctual, hardworking and cleaned up thoroughly.
    Highly recommended.
    Sara O'Hara
    Carolyn O'Hara

    Say hello, and get a free home visit

    We would be privileged to give you a free quote on the job you need doing. Get in touch today and arrange a free home visit.

      Spray Foam Insulation Company in Scotland


      We are an Ayrshire based insulation company, initially launching from home in Ayr, successful growth year on year lead to us relocating to an industrial estate in Stewarton. Our team of installers are based in Ayrshire and Glasgow serving most of Scotland, with a quick response for local enquiries. 

      Unit 55, Magbiehill Park, Dunlop Road, Stewarton, KA3 3DX, Scotland

      0800 8611394
      Mob: 07745 597355


      Spray Foam Insulation Installers in Scotland

      Envirosmart Limited has dedicated teams of insulation installers ready and able to install external wall insulation in most of Scotland including in Argyll and Bute, Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Greenock and Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Perth and Kinross, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Lothian and West Dunbartonshire.

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