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What is loft insulation?

Mineral wool insulation is used to fill the space between and over the joists in your loft or attic. This prevents your home’s heat from rising and escaping via your roof. In any case, it’s like a big warm blanket that inhibits the flow of heat from your home to the outside world.

Why is loft insulation needed?

Loft insulation can benefit you, your family, and your house in a variety of ways. Here are the most important ones:

  • It helps you save money on your utility expenses. If your insulation is installed to the recommended thickness of 270mm, you might save up to 25% on your energy costs. That works out to around £225 for a detached home or £120 for a mid-terrace home.
  • The value of your home is increased by good insulation. Increasing the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) of your property from band G to E, or from band D to B, may add more than £14k to its sale price (again, on average).
  • Insulation that is properly put has the potential to benefit your health. Insulation can be squished down by an improperly installed loft floor, which can cause problems.
  • With proper insulation, a detached house can minimize CO2 emissions by up to 80 kg per year. Reducing CO2 emissions (your carbon footprint) means you’re contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.

What is the best type of loft insulation?

Insulation comes in a variety of forms nowadays, including cork and foil, but the following are the most frequent.

Types of Loft Insulation

Mineral wool

Mineral wool is spun from glass wool (melted wool) or rock wool yarn (melted stone). Heat conductivity is good. Suitable for soundproofing Insulation that is less expensive than other types of insulation Not flammable.

Sheep wool

You can’t beat sheep’s wool for natural insulation. It is effective in insulating against both heat and sound. Good at retaining heat 100 percent sustainable material that is both safe and simple to process

Spray loft insulation

Spray foam can only be installed by a trained professional who will mix the product on-site at your property. immune to germs, mould, and mildew It forms an airtight seal. A lengthy life expectancy Easy to set up

How is the work carried out?

To begin, we’ll need to determine whether or not your home already has loft insulation. Many homes already have some insulation, and it’s typical to think that’s enough. The recommended threshold for preventing heat loss is 270mm, or 11 inches.

  • Inquiry at home
    An energy efficiency surveyor can come to your home and determine how much, if any, loft insulation you already have. The surveyor will conduct an inspection and notify you of any other issues, such as insulated tanks and pipes.
  • Putting on the loft insulation
    Your loft insulation will be installed to the necessary level by a specialized team. This will include any necessary pipelines or tanks. They’ll also make sure the area around your loft hatch is properly insulated. This keeps the heat in and prevents it from escaping via the holes around it.
  • Instant Savings
    After adding loft insulation, you should see a reduction in your heating bills almost immediately. Your carbon footprint will improve if you reduce the amount of time you need to keep your heating on.