Loft Insulation

Did you know that if your roof space is not insulated up to the current recommended depth of 270mm, you could be wasting a vast amount of heat and money!
25% of heat loss in the home can occur through an un-insulated roof and loft space. A quarter of all energy produced to heat your home is being lost.
We really dislike you losing heat and money, when it can so easily be saved. Loft insulation is installed quickly, easily, and cheaply and often loft insulation grants are readily available. Do you have money to burn?
Installing a sufficient level of loft insulation will make a real difference to your fuel bills, regardless of the size of your home. Loft insulation prevents energy wastage which will help keep your home cool in the summer and toasty warm during the winter months.

The benefits of loft insulation

  • Lower fuel bills
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Lower carbon emissions

Types of Loft Insulation

Loft insulation rolls

Rolls of loft insulation are the most common and found in most DIY stores and are generally mineral wool or quilted material. These rolls of insulation are rolled out in between the joists, with the next layer being placed on the first at right angles. However, always check the instructions on each individual loft insulation product before you start.
If you are going to DIY loft insulation, be sure to look out for recycled loft insulation in your local DIY store which will save even further CO2 due to the recycling of old materials.

Blown loft insulation

This is ideal for hard to reach/access loft spaces. The loft insulation consists of loose particles which are blown into the area being insulated to the depth required.

Rafter insulation loft insulation boards

Loft Insulation boards can also be installed in the rafters of the roof space. This rafter insulation is often called by some of the better known trade names, Kingspan and Celotex. This type of insulation can often be more expensive than mineral rolls but may prove more suitable and provide extra benefits to traditional ‘loft insulation’ in a number of scenarios.
  • Ideal for loft conversions
  • Good for vaulted ceilings where there is no ‘loft space’
  • Provides a warm roof space and therefore no need to insulate water pipes and tanks
There are often special one-time offers available in addition to energy saving grants. These energy saving offers are often CERT funded and distributed in various ways.