If you would like to use your loft as a living space, then we recommend you make sure that all the walls and ceilings are insulated. Retrofit room in roof insulation is installed by over boarding the existing substrate with a 62.5mm thick insulated plasterboard. The room is then plastered, ready to be decorated afterward. Any residual eaves are also insulated with loft roll insulation.
Benefit from 0% VAT when you install energy efficiency measures
Now is the perfect time to consider upgrading the energy efficiency of your home. Not only because energy bills are rising at an incredible rate, but you can also benefit from 0% VAT thanks to an announcement made by the government. This VAT cut will be available from 1 April 2022 until 2027. As a result, households looking to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes will benefit from further savings with this recent incentive. This is applicable when installing insulation and renewable measures.
Are grants available for room in roof insulation?
Funding may be available from the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) scheme. This is an obligation on energy companies to provide funding for energy-saving measures, by the government, to upgrade the energy efficiency of the country’s worst-performing housing and to provide fuel poverty support. ECO4 funding is available for households with low incomes, in receipt of qualifying benefits, and with a low property EPC rating. This is part of a wider government strategy to reduce carbon emissions, tackle fuel poverty and help householders save money on their energy bills.