Our children’s future is in our hands. Our way of life is also under our control. The Carbon Buster initiative has been created to examine how we can deliver actions that will reduce our local footprint. A team of local residents has got together to look at – Food and Waste, Transport and Travel, Environment and Homes. Their brief is to create actions that we can take part in, and that are deliverable. The team will also to look at funding opportunities.
If you would like to find out more about Nuthurst Carbon Busters, or contact the team please email firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd May 2023
What is Insulated Plasterboard?
Insulated plasterboard is a specific type of plasterboard of varying thicknesses, used for both walls and ceilings – with the chief goal of providing better insulation. Some subcategories of insulated plasterboard come with additional benefits, such as moisture resistance. Using thermal insulated boards will increase energy efficiency, as it reduces reliance on fuel and heating.
What is Insulated Plasterboard Used For?
The main use of insulated plasterboard is to line external walls, usually brick walls that do not provide effective insulation. While you could theoretically use insulated plasterboard on internal walls, it is more cost-effective to insulate the spaces between internal walls by using fibreglass or foam. Insulated plasterboard can also be used for ceilings, preventing heat from escaping through your ceiling or roof.
On a brick wall, insulated plasterboard is used because it provides a relatively thin lining that takes up minimal space. Insulated plasterboard is also used for overboarding (fixing a board on a board) in ceilings for the same reason.
Other reasons insulated plasterboard is used include the following:
- Lower bills: The major appeal of insulated plasterboard is that it improves insulation, thereby increasing energy efficiency and reducing a building’s reliance on fuel for heating – leading to lower bills.
- Comfort: Insulation prevents big temperature changes, making it more comfortable for people inside. For example, the difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures indoors will fluctuate much less.
- Environmentally friendly: Insulated plasterboard is used to boost green credentials. Many people want to improve the environmental performance of their buildings, which can also help to attract potential buyers or tenants.
While there are only a few main uses, there are many different applications for insulated plasterboard – and it can be used on almost any external wall. The solid internal walls of older buildings may benefit from insulated plasterboard too.
Potential areas where insulated plasterboard may be used include the following:
- Bedrooms, living rooms or kitchens can all benefit from insulated plasterboard, which will help to provide a comfortable temperature and can also ensure that you reduce drafts. Insulated plasterboard is one of the best ways to lower household bills.
- Almost any building, or a section of a building, can benefit from insulated plasterboard. In addition to the above uses, with better insulation problems of condensation and humidity are also greatly improved indoors.
17th April 2023
Carbon Busters have teamed up with Nuthurst Cricket Club Coffee Morning (2nd Friday of the month 10-11.30am) hosting Plastic Free Refills, saving plastic from entering the recycling and fuel costs.