Loft Insulation

Reducing Heat Loss with Loft Insulation

You can lose upto 25% in heat loss in an un-insulated loft, so this is one of the best and most cost effective areas of the home to insulate.

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Like cavity wall insulation, by installing loft insulation to a depth of at least 270mm (10½”) you can save around 25% of heating costs and this method is a must for all keen energy savers.

How does loft insulation reduce heat loss

They are different ways to insulate your loft, the image above is the most common used and is refered to as fiber glass rolls or quilts. They are many companies offering loft insulation installation services starting at around £200 for 2 - 4 bed domestic homes.

You maybe wanting to convert your loft space in to a living space, in this case you should be looking at loose-fill loft insulation or foam insulating boards materials, such as loose-fill vermiculite, loose mineral fibre or insulating plasterboards. Loose-fill insulation is sold in bags and are poured between the joists to the recommended depth. They are easier to install than the rolls that may require cutting if there are awkward corners or obstructions in the loft space.

If your loft has already been converted but you think the insulation is not to standard but it will be to costly to correct it may be possible to fit insulating plasterboard panels to the ceiling if you can afford to loose 10-15cm in head room.

You should get a builder to check the loft structure can support with extra weight.

Insulating plasterboards panels are very effective but need to be fitted, then skimmed to plaster.

Standard loft insulation is effective for at least 40 years, and it will pay for itself over and over again in that time. The better insulated your home, the less energy you need to keep it warm - the more money you'll save in the long run.

If you would like further information on loft insulation for your home and help to reduce heat loss please contact us.

Thermal Energy Save on Tel: 0161 870 2222
Email us at: info [ at ] thermalenergysave.co.uk

 

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