Did you know…
A quarter of heat is lost through the roof in an uninsulated home. Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and reduce your heating bills. Loft insulation is effective for at least 40 years and therefore should pay for itself many times over.
Most homeowners know they have some loft insulation, but many are not aware that the depth recommended by the Energy Saving Trust and current Building Regulations is 270mm, or approximately 11 inches. If your insulation is either level with or below the height of your rafters you could be saving more precious pennies by topping up your loft insulation with a further 200 mm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is installing insulation a DIY project I can do?
If your loft is easy to access, does not have damp problems you could probably have a go at insulating it yourself. However, we would always recommend using a reliable company with adequate liability insurance in case the unthinkable happens of you falling through the ceiling and potentially hurting yourself.
What if I already have insulation but it’s very old?
We can remove and replace current insulation with more appropriate and efficient insulation. Nothing lasts forever, so why would we assume loft insulation will never deteriorate? It is estimated that good quality insulation should last from 30 to 40 years depending on other factors such as secondary water or fire damage.
What about all the clutter thats already in the loft?
We know that most lofts and attics are used for additional storage space for things like old suitcases and the 1980s Christmas tree. Therefore we do offer a service to declutter your loft, and remove any unwanted items subject to a quotation. This will then allow you to get the most out of your new insulation with more storage space.
The process in which our technicians will carryout the work consists of the following:
Full survey of the properties loft space and roof.
Loft clearance by removing all items from the working area.
Take out the old unwanted loft insulation.
Replace with new energy efficient insulation.