Insulating your loft should be one of the first energy-saving measures you should consider. It’s a quick and easy method of keeping your home warm. It’s also one of the lower-cost energy efficiency measures you can have installed in your home.
How much heat is lost through an uninsulated loft?
As much as a quarter of the heat of an uninsulated home is lost through the loft and roof. This is easily preventable, by ensuring your loft is adequately insulated.
What is the recommended amount of loft insulation you should have installed?
These days, building regulations require loft insulation to be around 10-12 inches thick or a depth of 270mm. If your home was built before 1982 and has not subsequently received an insulation top-up, then you should consider enquiring.
Don’t worry if you’re unsure about how much loft insulation you currently have, as the Assessor during the survey will make recommendations based on the assessment.
FAQS on Loft Insulation installation
We’ve put together this complete guide to how loft insulation is installed, to help address some commonly asked questions.
How long does loft insulation last?
Loft insulation should pay for itself many times over, in its 40-year lifespan.
Is there FREE loft Insulation available?
Yes, a new fund released in FEB 2023 through the Connected For Warmth Scheme will use Dyson Energy Services as one of its main delivery partners. If your existing loft insulation is less than 7.5 inches (200mm) thick, then the scheme will fully fund a top-up to 270mm – the recommended standard.