Loft Insulation/Room-in-Roof

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.

What is loft insulation?

Loft insulation is a barrier of material within your roof space.

The first layer is laid between the joists, then another layer is laid at right angles to cover the joists and bring the insulation up to the required depth.

It slows down the transfer of heat between your living space and the outside world, creating a warmer home in winter and a cooler one in summer.

Loft insulation is effective for at least 40 years and it should pay for itself many times over.

What is a Room-in-Roof?

A Room-in-Roof could be a converted roof space such as a loft conversion or an original part of the design such as the upper floor in a dormer bungalow.

Room-in-Roof Insulation is where insulation boarding is installed in between the rafters underneath the existing plasterboard walls to help keep the heat inside. The insulation boards are normally made from polystyrene or polyurethane.

What funding is available?

The latest government grants can cover energy saving measures up to a cost of £20,000 to treat your property and reduce your energy consumption.

It’s easy to apply if you receive qualifying benefits, but you may be eligible to receive help even if you don’t.

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