Loft Insulation

Loft insulation
Loft insulation.
Loft insulation is the easiest and most cost effective energy efficiency measure you can take - as much as 20% of your energy bill can be saved by effective loft insulation. If your loft is not insulated at all at the moment, fitting insulation should pay for itself within two years.
Your home may already have some loft insulation, but how much money it is saving you depends on how thick it is. The ideal thickness for loft insulation is 200mm (8"), so if yours is 100mm (4") or less it could do with a top-up.

Loft insulation generally comes in three types - blown material (mineral wool or cellulose fibre), mineral wool quilt, and loose fill. Blown material must be installed by a specialist contractor, but installing mineral wool quilt or loose fill is fairly easy to do yourself. The materials are generally available from DIY and hardware stores.

The costs for insulating a loft vary depending on the amount of insulation already installed, and the size of your home. The costs given here assume that no loft insulation is present.

It can cost as little as £100 if you do the work yourself, up to about £300 if you get a contractor to do the work. It will save you up to £70 a year, so if you do the work yourself you will recoup your money very quickly indeed, as well as having a much warmer home and reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions.

Help may be available to install Loft Insulation in your home.
For further information read Warm Up North

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