Insulating wallpaper: A quick, cheap way to warm your home?

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Insulating wallpapers, insulating lining paper and thermal liners are quick, simple and relatively cheap options which could help cut down on heating bills. They are specifically designed to create a barrier to help reduce the heat transfer through walls and ceilings.

Whilst they certainly won't be as effective as insulating a wall, insulating wallpaper is speedy and inexpensive meaning you can have it up in no time at all with little disruption. It can be painted or wallpaper added to create a further insulating layer. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.