Insulating your loft space is a very simple but effective way to minimise the unnecessary and costly loss of heat from your home.
HOW DOES LOFT INSULATION WORK?
Heat loss in your home can often be traced to an uninsulated or inadequately insulated loft. Adding insulation is a very simple but effective way you can minimise that loss of heat and ultimately save yourself money.
This is because it traps the heat inside the rooms below, meaning the air you heat stays within the house longer. Once adequately insulated you’ll be able to heat your home to the chosen temperature faster, saving both energy and money. The thicker your loft insulation is, the more effective it will be. An insulation depth of 270mm is recommended.
DID YOU KNOW?
On average 25% of the heat in your home is lost through the roof when they are left uninsulated.
HOW MUCH COULD YOU SAVE?
According to the Energy Saving Trust, you can also save money on your yearly bills if your loft has been properly insulated. Based on your house type, you can save the following;
Detached House £215
Semi-Detached House £130
Mid-Terraced House £115
BENEFITS OF LOFT INSULATION
Loft insulation may seem straight-forward, you simply add a layer to the top of your house and it keeps the heat in right? Well actually loft insulation brings a few other benefits when installed correctly.
WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR LOFT INSULATION?
YOU COULD ENTITLED TO GOVERNMENT ECO FUNDING TO HELP COVER THE COST
LOFT INSULATION FITTING
MINERAL FIBRE MATERIAL
Installing loft insulation is like unrolling a rug. A mineral fibre material is laid between the joists and then over the joists in your loft or roof space. This thick material captures heat normally lost through the roof and stops draughts getting in. If you already have loft insulation that is 100mm or less, you could still benefit from a top-up.
TANKS AND PIPE INSULATION
Our installers take care to work around tanks and pipes ensuring they are also adequately insulated as part of the process. Our team will also check there is enough ventilation between the roof and newly laid insulation. This ventilation is necessary as we want to avoid condensation forming in the now cold roof space.
AVERAGE INSTALLATION TIME
Laying insulation is usually a straight-forward job for our experienced installers, but we make sure we cover all bases to ensure there are no surprises when we carry out our initial site-visit. It roughly takes up to 2 hours to install loft Insulation in an average three-bedroom house. Larger homes and bungalows may take a little longer as they often have a bigger loft space.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR FUNDING?
You are eligible for ECO if you are a core group customer from scheme year 9 onwards under the Warm Home Discount Scheme or you receive at least one of the following benefits and satisfy the relevant income requirements, where applicable:
Fill out our online two-minute application form
Once we get your application through, one of our team members will contact you and discuss your requirements.
We’ll contact you to discuss needs and book your free home survey
We’re able to advise whether the work is possible and what you would be entitled to receive. We then arrange a home-visit at a time convenient to you.
Our team will visit your home to plan work and confirm requirements
Whilst we’re on-site we will survey the property and check everything is okay ahead of our installation team visiting. We check heating, measure floor-space, even check existing insulation. All pre-checks are dependent on what you require and it will take around 30 minutes.
Our fully-trained and experienced installers will arrive to carry out all improvements
Our fully-trained and experienced installers will arrive and carry out all work required. They will ensure no packaging is left behind and will regularly updated you on progress throughout installation. We will then send any guarantees or documents directly to you.