Adequately insulating your loft is absolutely essential if you want to save heat, reduce those ever increasing heating bills and help the environment. It is estimated that insulating your loft will prevent a quarter of your valuable and expensive heat from escaping! and could save you up to *£580 per year on your fuel bills (*source Energy Saving Trust, detached house, Apr 2022).
Typically a semi-detached home insulation installation will start from as little as £450. However, this cost could be much cheaper or even FREE* for a standard size home with an Energy Company Obligation (ECO) grant.
How to insulate a loft
The most effective way to insulate a loft requires a two stage process. Stage one is placing insulation between the rafters of the loft floor area. Stage two requires a second layer of insulation which must be cross-laid at right angles to the first layer. This will ensure there are no gaps in the insulation and the floor area is fully covered. Insulating the pitched roof within your loft space is not necessary – the aim is to keep your heat within the living areas of your home which will only be achieved by insulating the floor area using the process above.
Many roof spaces have some loft insulation but not all homes are insulated to the recommended 270mm (over 10 inches). This depth is usually achieved by installing 100mm mineral wool between the rafters followed by a 170mm mineral wool second layer.
We also offer further loft insulation discounts for homeowners and tenants living in Ashford, Folkestone, Dover, Canterbury, Margate, Maidstone and other towns in Kent.
Topping up your loft insulations will also improve the thermal resistance and help reduce your heating costs. You can of course ‘Do it Yourself’ but this can be dangerous, time consuming and in many cases no cheaper than using professional loft insulation installers.
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Home insulation grants
Grants schemes under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) were initiated by the UK Government to encourage property owners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The funding for these schemes is administered by the UK power companies such as British Gas, Scottish Power, E.on, npower, EDF energy and Scottish & Southern.