Insulation Installation
Insulation Installation

Loft
Insulation

Loft insulation is one of the easiest methods of insulation to install. Is it right to have it done by yourself or is it better to have it professionally done? Let's discuss the pros and cons of having your loft insulated. 

Having a room in your roof is different and requires different insulation. 

What is Loft Insulation?

Loft insulation takes place in the attic/loft of a property. It is a different type of insulation from what is found in a room in a roof. For lofts with no room in them, insulation is generally laid down in rolls of wool-fibre mixture or sprayed on with a gun. It is generally around 100mm to 270mm thick. Anything less than this will not be effective. 

Installing Loft Insulation

How much does loft insulation cost?

The cost of filling a loft with insulation depends on the size of your home. As always, it depends on the size of the property, bungalows and large houses will cost the most due to the size of the loft space. If the loft is square, airy and easily accessible, you can save money by doing the job yourself. By doing it yourself, you could save about £100-200 for a typical 3-bed semi-detached house. However, if you are not able to or the job seems daunting, there are currently Government energy schemes that are available for insulating your loft and many other types of insulation. If you are in receipt of benefits or have a low income, you will be accepted and possibly receive cavity wall insulation for free.*