Home Improvement Grants – Loft Insulation Grants
What is loft insulation?
Loft insulation is man-made mineral fibre in a roll form and is made from silica sand, creating a wool-type product also known as glass wool. Modern insulation is no longer a very itchy product and is now very easy to handle and to install.
How Is It Installed? Very easy to install even for DIYERs The insulation is rolled out in your loft to a depth of 270 mm. It is usually laid between and across the joists and your loft hatch will be insulated too.
Will loft insulation save me money?
Loft Insulation creates a barrier for your expensive heat to have to pass which will keep your heat in the house for longer instead of it escaping through the roof.
The Energy Saving Trust calculate that the average saving per year from installing loft insulation is approximately £240.
What Are The Benefits? Your house will feel warmer during cold weather and improve the energy efficiency rating of your home. You will also reduce your carbon footprint by around 990kg of CO2 per year compared to an uninsulated loft.
How long does loft insulation last?
Providing the insulation is left undisturbed and not walked on, it should last indefinitely. It will continue to save you energy and give you cheaper heating bills.
How long does it take to install loft insulation? The installation of your new loft insulation should take between 1-2 hours to complete.
Do I need to take everything out of my loft?
The loft will need to be clear of all storage to enable the whole of the loft to be insulated.
Do I need to provide anything?
No, our installers bring all equipment needed , including lights and ladders. A cup of tea is always appreciated.
Do I need to remove any boarding?
We recommend all existing boards to be removed so that all the loft can be insulated. If you not wish to remove the boards we will lay the insulation over them.
Is there much mess? This is a very easy process with minimal disruption. All packaging will be removed from your home before we leave.
Post Install Please note that once installed, the joists will not be visible and for your safety, we recommend that you do not access the loft without the use of crawling boards.
How do I get loft insulation installed?
Contact us today and we will check your property and the size of grant awarded. Depending on funding levels ( which change all the time) we will let you know if you can get free insulation or if you need to make a small contribution.