Heat rises, and in an uninsulated home, a quarter of heat is lost through the roof. Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and reduce your heating bills*. *Energy saving trust
Loft insulation is effective for at least 42 years and it should pay for itself many times over.
If your loft is easy to access and has no damp or condensation problems, it should be easy to insulate.
Loft insulation is easy and quick to install using rolls of mineral wool insulation. The first layer is laid between the joists – the horizontal beams that make up the ‘floor’ of the loft – then another layer is cross-laid at right angles to cover the joists and make the insulation up to the required depth.
Low pitched roof? Can not access to loft?
We can help you with
BLOW IN LOFT INSULATION.
Contact us today and get best quotation (no funding available for this product).
Pipes, Water Tank and Loft Hatch
Insulating between the joists of your loft will keep your house warmer but make the roof space above colder. Pipes and water tanks will be more likely to freeze, so you will need to insulate them. If your water tanks are some distance from the loft hatch, you will also need something to walk on for safe access.
The cooler air in your insulated loft could mean that cold draughts come through the loft hatch. To prevent this fit an insulated loft hatch and put strips of draught-excluding material around the hatch edges.
If you plan to use the loft or attic for storage, you will want to lay boards over the joists. Unfortunately, if you only insulate between the joists before doing this, the insulation won’t be thick enough.
To get enough insulation you can do the following:
• Insulate between the joists with mineral wool and then lay rigid insulation boards on top, with wooden boarding on top of that. You can buy insulation board pre-bonded to floor boarding to make the job easier. Or
• raise the level of the floor so you can fit enough mineral wool beneath the new floor level.
Either way, make sure you don’t squash the mineral wool when you fit the boards on top as this this will reduce its insulation value. *Energy saving trust,
Benefits of cavity wall insulation
How much will loft insulation cost?
The cost depends on the size of your house and how much insulation you already have. However, it will usually cost £50-£350 to install yourself which can pay for itself in less than 2 years if you have no insulation already and install insulation to 270mm thick.
What is the standard insulation thickness?
According to current building regulations, you need 270mm of insulation
Is your Loft boarded?
A small amount of boarding is allowed, but if there is more than 20% you will need to have the boards lifted before the work is carried out. we are not insured to do this. If you intend on replacing the boards, the joists will have to be raised with blocks due to the extra thickness of the Insulation. Again, unfortunately we cannot help with this under funding scheme.
Any stuff in the loft?
Installers can work around a few items, but if there is too much we advise you to remove them. Our Installers will not be able to do this.
What is your insulation material?
Knauf Earth wool Loft Roll or URSA loft Roll
What about Pipe Insulation?
If there is less than 20 liner meters of pipe work will be included in the cost of the insulation. If there is more, we do have to charge a “per meter” rate for the insulation.
The down light (Ceiling Lights)?
If you got downlights,you need to install at least 30 minutes fire rated down light covers.
What is our customers say about us
I am delighted with the results… Overall process smooth and easy. I would recommend this company to anyone who is thinking about insulation.
After enquiring how to upgrade the insulation in my house, what a fantastic service shelter offered for loft insulation, loft boarding, loft hatch, loft ladder… excellent quality and no hidden costs or anything. If you need anything regarding loft matters please contact them