Underfloor Insulation is a great way to reduce heat loss through your ground floor. You could also potentially have your garage insulated! Would it be right for you and your home? Let's talk about this type of insulation and see how much money can be saved by getting it.
What is Underfloor Insulation?
Insulation under the floor is made of a similar material that is found in loft insulation. It is a wool-fibre compound that is either sprayed or laid in between floor 'joists' similar to wooden battens on internal walls. Alternatively, it can be placed directly on top of concrete with another layer on top to protect it.
Installing Underfloor Insulation
How much does underfloor insulation cost?
The cost of underfloor insulation depends on the square meter/feet of the ground floor in your home and whether it is suspended on joists or not. Bungalows or larger houses will typically be the most expensive whereas terrace/semi-detached homes will be the cheapest. Solid floor insulation is more expensive at an average of £2,000 and timber floor is around £1,200 based on 3-bed semi detached. There are currently Government energy schemes that are available for underfloor insulation 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.*