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Loft Insulation

Cheap Loft Insulation- DIY Loft Insulation Is Easy

Fitting insulation is not rocket science!

If you are still quite mobile and can get into the loft by yourself, you can fit loft insulation yourself in less than half a day!

It is just a case of knowing how to do it properly and  leaving a gap at the eaves for ventilation.

Alternatively, buy the insulation yourself and  pay a handy man £10 -£15  per hour to fit it for you.

Rolling out insulation is a doddle! Cheap Loft Insulation is the way to go.

 

10 Reasons Why You Should Insulate Your Loft Today

  1.         A quarter of all heat generated is lost through your roof. That is a lot of cash wasted!

2.     You will save over £150 a year by insulating your loft space.
That money will be better spent on a new holiday !

3.     Your home will be a lot of cosier and comfortable in the cold and dark winter   nights.

4.     Your well insulated home will be more attractive to homebuyers when you do come to sell.

5.     A lot of homes can still their their loft done for free!

6.  Loft Insulation creates a barrier for your expensive heat to have to pass which will keep your heat in the house for longer instead of it escaping through the roof.

7. The Energy Saving Trust calculate that the average saving per year from installing loft insulation is approximately £240.

8. Your house will feel warmer during cold weather and improve the energy efficiency rating of your home.

9. The installation of your new loft insulation should take between 1-2 hours to complete.You will also reduce your carbon footprint by around 990kg of CO2 per year compared to an uninsulated loft.

10. Providing the insulation is left undisturbed and not walked on, it should last indefinitely

 

YOU MAY BE ELIGILE FOR A GRANT!

 

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Free External Wall Insulation Grants

There are grants for Solid Wall Insulation earmarked for  The Eco 4 Scheme which starts in July 2022.

Having external wall insulation fitted will reduce your bills massively and could save you up to £500 per year!

They may be 100% fully funded  depending on the home EPC Rating

You will  if claiming benefits be able to apply for a free heating & insulation check for your home which will establish if you qualify

This measure is worth up to £15000 with very limited funding.

 

Are Grants For External Wall Insulation Available For  all Homes?

Yes  When Eco 4 kicks in, SOME gas heated homes will become eligible for PART FUNDED grant for external wall insulation.

We anticipate MASSIVE demand and many applications will not be successful unfortunately.

 

 Why Apply For a Free External Wall  Insulation Grant Today?

  • Funding Is VERY Limited
  • You will protect your home from heat loss
  • You will save money on your heating bill
  • You will lower your carbon footprint
  • EWI does add value to your property, by improving its Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating.
  • An Old G rated home could move up two EPC rankings as a result of having EWI

 

 

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What Depth Of Insulation Is Needed For a Loft?

Your finished height of loft insulation should be around 270 -300 mm.

This equates to a Thermal Resistance R-Value of 6.1 and is the recommended value by building regs.

 

How To DIY Loft Insulation – Measure First

Measure the outside walls of your home and times them together to give you a rough square meterage of your loft.

E.g  a semi detached house measuring 6 meters by 8 will give you 48 sq meters. Deduct 10 % from this figure will give you an approx meterage for your loft.

In this case you will need  to buy  45 square meters of insulation.

Alternatively, get into the loft  and measure the area in m2 (length x width = number of metres squared) and check the coverage of the rolls.

You can deduct around 10% to allow for ceiling joists

 

How Many Rolls Do I Buy?

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If your loft has existing loft insulation in between the joists, measure the depth of it.

Usually this  base layer is a depth of 100mm and comes up to joist level.

This will tell you to buy 170 -200 mm rolls which can be  laid over the top of the joists to get you to the recommended building regulations guide of 270-300mm

Get your self down to B & Q or Wickes and purchase some rolls of insulation.

They come in 100 mm , 200 mm and 270mmrolls and should cost you around £25 per roll.

6  – 8 Rolls will do you fine but do measure properly or you will be left with a load of insulation!

They Should Deliver them for about £30

 

Preparation For Fitting Loft Insulation

  • Remove any stored items from the loft so you can work in a clean and uncluttered space.
  •  Ensure you have good lighting and use a portable battery powered light if necessary
  • Ensure you have plenty of walk on boards to go accross the joists stop you falling through the loft floor
  • Measure your cold-water tank so that you can fit an appropriate tank jacket. You’ll need to insulate tanks and pipes before you start to lay the loft insulation

 

How Do I Fit Loft Insulation?

All you need to do is roll out the insulation between the joists ensuring you leave a gap for ventilating your loft at the eaves.

  4 inches at both ends to allow for cross flow ventilation will be fine. 

The gap between joists is most commonly 400mm or 600mm, so loft insulation rolls tend to be available in a width of approximately 1140mm.

Most come with pre-cut perforations so they can easily be cut into halves or thirds with a saw.

When you have  insulated the whole floor , you can have a cup of tea!

 

Ventilation & Electrics – Take Care

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Ideally Insulation shouldn’t be laid over any electric cables but most lofts in the UK are insulated this way as getting a sparky in to reroute cables would be very expensive.

If possible cables should be clipped to the roof joists or gently lifted out of the way and then laid over the insulation once it is in position

Do not fit insulation underneath the water tank unless it is in an elevated position

 

Loft Storage

If you want to use the loft space to store items, install raised floor loft legs that you can fix boards to, above the insulation.

Leave a minimum air gap of 50mm beneath the boards to prevent any condensation. Alternatively, cover an existing boarded area with insulation boards.

 

Should You Insulate the rafters above you?

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No!.

There are people offering spray foam insulation for the roof rafters above your head.

THIS IS THE BIGGEST CON GOING!

You  will be charged up to £5000 for this SHITE and many old people are being conned into having it done.

This foam insulation is OF NO BENEFIT TO YOU AS ONCE THE HEAT HAS ENTERED THE LOFT IT IS WASTED.

The whole idea of insulation is to stop it entering the loft by laying insulation on the loft floor so that the heat stays in your living / bedroom  for as long as possible.

 

Pay For Loft Insulation Professionally.

You can expect to pay around £1000 if you chosse to have it professionally done

 Free Grants Available

You should see if you can get a grant for loft insulation too. See below.

 

Why Apply For A Grant ?

✅ There Is No Catch – We Guarantee it !

✅  If Your Application Is Accepted  Your Grant Is 100% FREE

✅ You Will Reduce Your Energy Bills By Up To £300 Per Year

✅   You Will Add Lots Of Value To Your Home

✅ The Scheme Has Limited Funding – Ends Nov 30 !

 

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   Additional Help For People

 

 

What Is Loft Insulation?

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Insulation is a great way to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

It can also reduce energy bills.

Loft insulation is man-made mineral fibre in a roll form and is made from silica sand, creating a wool-type product also known as glass wool.

Modern insulation is no longer a very itchy product  and is now very easy to handle  and to install. It is usually rolled out onto the loft floor for the whole loft area.

It works by forming a barrier to heat loss and so keeps the heat from escaping from your bedrooms or living room into the loft and being wasted.

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing free loft insulation:

1. Location. Insulation should be installed in the coolest part of the attic.

2. Material. Fiberglass or cellulose insulation is the most effective, but it can be expensive. Other options include spray foam or mineral wool insulation.

3. Installation. Free loft insulation should be installed by a professional.

Now is the time to apply if your existing  loft insulation is  old and inefficient?

It is certainly worth taking the time now to see if you could qualify for a free loft insulation grant as funding can be withdrawn at any time

The installation of insulation will help you save  lots of money on your heating bills, which you can put towards a holiday!

A simple application online in under 2 minutes is all it takes to assess if you  are eligible for a loft insulation grant.

If you qualify you can be entitled to a grant covering up to 100% cost of brand new efficient loft insulation and installation.

 

Why Fit  Loft Insulation?

Did you know that about 25% of your expensive heat is lost through the roof of poorly insulated properties as heat rises.

This means that if your loft is uninsulated , a quarter of your heat will be wasted.

That could cost you possible hundreds of £ per year.

Roof /  loft insulation is by usually the most efficient measure as it’s typically the cheapest to install and has the greatest effect.

If you claim a qualifying benefit or are on a low income, you should apply for  A FREE  LOFT INSULATION GRANT worth up to  £999

Free Loft Insulation as well as other free insulation grants are   100 % funded  by the Government.

 

Does My Loft Need Insulation?

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Check your loft to see if it is insulated properly.

In a nutshell …………………… The recommended depth for insulation is around 300 mm or 12 inches for maximum savings on your bills.

In previous years just 25-50 millimetres was considered sufficient, and many homes are still at this level.

Building regulations now dictate that every new build needs to have 270mm of insulation in the loft to achieve the required u-value of less than 0.16w /m2k  .

This level has been tested and found to achieve the best savings over time.

 

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Is Loft Insulation Important?

Loft insulation is very important for all homes in the Uk.

About a quarter of your heat will be lost from your home via your loft. Heat rises and will always try to escape to a colder place.

Once the heat has entered into your loft, it is wasted.

The key is to provide a barrier on the loft floor so that the heat loss is massively slowed down and kept in your bedroom / living room for as long as possible.

We recommend insulation under your bedroom floors for this very purpose to keep the heat downstairs for as long as possible.

Will Loft Insulation Save Me Much Money On My Bills ?

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 Yes.  Energy bills will continue to rise year on year and the best way to combat this is to insulate your home properly.

You will only do it once and then continue to reap the benefits for years to come.

 

Can You Have Too Much Insulation In The Loft?

Yes and no.

You can put as much insulation in the loft as you want but 2 things  :

  • You will be limited for storage
  • Any more insulation higher than 300 mm will not give you any more benefit heat loss wise. The calculations have been done scientifically and found that 300 mm depth of insulation will give you maximum savings.
  • Adding extra insulation will not be of any benefit to you so you will waste your time and money.

 

How Much Would It Cost To Insulate A Loft ?

Having it done professionally would cost you around £1200 depending on property size

Loft insulation is a relatively cheap energy efficiency measure to install, and you can do it yourself if you are handy.

Fitting loft insulation is a simple job and you can top this up yourself on a DIY basis by buying rolls from your local B & Q.

These rolls are usually around £ 25 -£30 to and 6 – 8 rolls is usually enough for an average property.

These rolls are rolled out onto the loft floor making sure to leave a 6 inch  gap at each eaves end to allow for cross flow ventilation.

Grants are available too for Free Loft Insulation if you are on a low income.

Usually up to £800 for supply & fit but you can do it yourself for less than £200.

 

Buy Cheap Loft Insulation

 

Take a trip to B & Q or Wickes  and purchase some 6- 8 rolls for around £30 each .

You will need to ensure all the insulation you install brings you a finished  depth of around 300mm.

Wickes Insulation Here

B &Q Insulation Here

 

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Free Loft Insulation – How Is The Loft Insulated?

Your loft should be insulated to a depth of 270 mm for maximum benefit.  Any more fitted will not bring you any more benefit.

The loft  insulation ( usually fibreglass )  is rolled out in your loft floor joists leaving a gap for ventilation at both sides where the roof meets the floor.

It is usually  laid between and across the joists and  your loft hatch will be insulated too.

Any pipes in the loft will be insulated too.

How Is Loft Insulation Installed?

Very easy to install even for DIYERs .

The insulation is rolled out in your loft  to a depth of 270 mm.

It is usually  laid between and across the joists and  your loft hatch will be insulated too. A gap is left where the roof meets the floor for ventilation

 

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Can you put new loft insulation on top of old?

Yes! You can absolutely new insulation over old insulation… as long as it isn’t wet. …

Wet insulation can lead to mould, mildew, or even the rotting of your ceiling or roof rafters.

In fact, you can add new insulation over the existing installation in other areas of your home, not just the attic

 

Do I need to take everything out of my loft to install Insulation?

The loft will need to be clear of all storage to enable the whole of the loft to be insulated.

We recommend  all existing boards to be removed so that all the loft can be insulated.

If you not wish to remove the boards we will lay the insulation over them.

Our installers bring all equipment needed , including lights and ladders.

Is There Much Mess To Install Loft Insulation?

This is a very easy process with minimal disruption.

All packaging will be removed from your home before we leave.

Please note that once installed, the joists will not be visible and for your safety, we recommend that you do not access the loft without the use of crawling boards.

 

How Do I Apply For Free loft insulation ?

Fill In The From Below today and we will check your property and the size of grant awarded.

Depending on funding levels ( which change all the time) we will let you know if you can get free insulation or if you need to make a small contribution

 

Applied For Free Loft Insulation In The Past And Not Been Successful?

Not every application is successful unfortunately.

The government grant for loft insulation criteria is quite strict and you have to meet it to qualify.

If you feel you are eligible for the grant, you should apply.  Nothing ventured = nothing gained.

 

Is The Free Loft Insulation Scheme A Con?

No. I have worked this scheme for many years and confirm it is genuine.

The ‘Free Loft Insulation Scheme’ is government backed and funded scheme created to help reduce household carbon footprints by providing grants towards new A-Rated energy efficient insulation for homes across the UK.

1000’s of loft insulation’s have been installed throughout the UK under this government funded scheme free of charge and has proven to be a great success.

 WarmFront has been insulating lofts for free for the last 10 years

Top 5 Insulation Grants 2022

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See our top 5 insulation grants 2021 below and choose one or more to apply for while the grant is still live.

The Top 5 Government Grants For Insulation  over the last 5 years have been shown to be :

  • Loft Insulation
  • Internal wall cavity Insulation
  • External wall Insulation
  • Room in roof Insulation
  • Wall Cavity Insulation

Top 9  Warm Front Grants – Heating & Insulation

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  1. WARM FRONT GRANTS
  2. FREE BACK BOILER GRANTS
  3. FREE STORAGE HEATERS
  4. FREE CENTRAL HEATING
  5. FREE INSULATION
  6. FREE BOILER SCHEME
  7. FREE SOLAR PANELS
  8. FREE LANDLORD GRANTS
  9. WARM AIR HEATING GRANTS

Why Apply For A Warm Front Grant ?

✅ There Is No Catch – We Guarantee it !

✅  If Your Application Is Accepted  Your Grant Is 100% FREE

✅ You Will Reduce Your Energy Bills By Up To £300 Per Year

✅   You Will Add Lots Of Value To Your Home

✅ The Scheme Has Limited Funding – Ends Soon

 

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Free External Wall Insulation Grants – Top 7 Things to Know

  1. Free External Wall Insulation Grants are available to help install both external and internal insulation

  2. Solid wall insulation could save you up to £425 a year

  3. Gas Heated Homes Accepted If You Have a Boiler Over 20 yrs old that can Be Exchanged and your Home Is F-G Epc rated.

  4. To qualify, you must be on certain benefits, and at least 50% of your exterior walls must be solid and uninsulated

  5. Your Epc Rating Must Be a minimum of F  to Qualify

  6. Electric or off gas homes are preferred to be accepted for the grant

  7. You will save between £8000- £15000 if you are accepted for a grant

 

Who Is Eligible For A Solid Wall Insulation Grant ?

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✅ Tenants & Homeowners Can Apply

✅  Your Epc Rating Is E – F -G

✅ You Receive a Qualifying Benefit

✅   You Have A  20 Year Old Boiler  – Solid Walls –

✅ You Want To Save £15000!

 

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Free External Wall Insulation Grants

There are grants for Solid Wall Insulation earmarked for  The Eco 4 Scheme which starts in July 2022.

Having external wall insulation fitted will reduce your bills massively and could save you up to £500 per year!

They may be 100% fully funded  depending on the home EPC Rating

You will  if claiming benefits be able to apply for a free heating & insulation check for your home which will establish if you qualify

This measure is worth up to £15000 with very limited funding.

 

Are Grants For External Wall Insulation Available For  all Homes?

Yes  When Eco 4 kicks in, SOME gas heated homes will become eligible for PART FUNDED grant for external wall insulation.

We anticipate MASSIVE demand and many applications will not be successful unfortunately.

 

 Why Apply For a Free External Wall  Insulation Grant Today?

  • Funding Is VERY Limited
  • You will protect your home from heat loss
  • You will save money on your heating bill
  • You will lower your carbon footprint
  • EWI does add value to your property, by improving its Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating.
  • An Old G rated home could move up two EPC rankings as a result of having EWI

 

 

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What is Solid Wall Insulation?

Solid wall insulation is purely attaching a layer of insulating material to either side of a solid wall, to prevent heat loss

This insulation is available for installing inside or outside your home and does the same thing whichever route you choose.

The idea is to lower the U value of your walls, and keep the heat inside your home for longer. A lower U value means that a unit of heat will take longer to pass through a material, in this case your walls.

MORE ON SOLID WALL INSULATION HERE

 

Do I Have Solid Walls?

If your home was built before 1930, there’s a very good chance that it has 9 inch solid walls.

Homes built after this were built with a cavity to stop any water ingress into the property

Look at the brick pattern on your outside walls

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  • The bricks will form an alternating pattern. You’ll see the long side of some bricks, and the ends of others.
  • They will measure approx 9 inch at the door opening
  • Drilling will hit the cavity after 4 inches. If you keep having to drill your walls will be solid

Cavity Wall,

  • Bricks will all be laid lengthwise, in a uniform repeating pattern.
  • Will measure approx 12 inches at the windows
  • Drilling will hit the cavity after 4 inches.

 

How to check if your house has solid wall insulation

You can check if you have solid wall  insulation by :

  • removing the cover plate on a switch or outlet,
  • taking up a portion of a skirting board, and checking to see if there’s insulating material.
  • Cutting a hole behind the skirting board or above kitchen cabinets, or
  • inside a closet will usually reveal the truth.

 

Will There Be Big Demand For Free External Wall Insulation Grants?

Solid wall Insulation is an excellent investment for all in solid wall properties for the reasons mentioned.

There were some grants up to £6000 available 3 years ago via the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund which were massively oversubscribed!

Lots of failed applications

 

Why Solid Wall Properties?

A solid wall is constructed as a single series of bricks or stones that have no cavity. These walls are usually 9 inch solid walls but there can be granite or stone walls which are up to 16 inch depth.
These walls are not suitable for cavity insulation and need insulating from the outside or inside.
Houses built before the 1930’s usually ( but not always) consist of solid walls, and these homes are notoriously cold in the winter.

External insulation greatly helps to retain your home’s heat by providing a barrier to heat loss.

Solid walls can be insulated effectively but the process is quite time consuming with the average time to install being over a week.

The benefits do outweigh the time spent and you should strongly consider this as an excellent investment in your property.

Another benefit is that it  greatly increases your home’s energy efficiency, and helps you save up to 40 % off your energy bills.

MORE ON SOLID WALLS HERE

 

How Do You Insulate a Solid Wall?

Solid walls are insulated by applying  a foam type of material  to the walls, on the inside or outside of your home’s walls.

External  wall insulation is usually carried out  by fixing rigid insulation boards to the walls and then they are covered with render, reinforcing mesh and sometimes cladding.

Internal  wall insulation  by installing a stud wall where sheep’s wool insulation, mineral wool or other insulation material will be implemented.

The basic principle of solid wall insulation is the same for insulating external and internal walls.

This will require an installer to attach a layer of insulating material mechanically to the wall, then cover it with render or cladding, before adding a finish.

 

Internal walls –There are two ways of insulating an internal wall.

  1. Solid Insulation plasterboards  – These are plasterboards with a foam based materiel on the back are stuck to your walls,
  2. Stud Wall – a wooden stud wall is built and attached to the brick wall and then filled with insulating material.

Plaster board is then attached and skimmed with plaster.

Both processes will reduce your floor space, as the insulation is around 10cm – 150cm thick.

Door Frames- External Fittings -Skirting Boards, will all need removing and then reattaching

 

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How Much Is Solid Wall Insulation?

External Wall Insulation usually costs from £120 per square meter.

Average  Semi costs from £8 – 11 k

Internal Wall Insulation usually costs £50 -£90 per square meter.

 

Can Solid Wall Homes Be Insulated Internally?

Yes  Grants For External Wall Insulation are available to help install both External Wall Insulation and Internal Wall Insulation.

The internal insulation is around one third cheaper to install but is more difficult to install as there is a lot of disruption involved to people living in the property.

What Are The Benefits Of Solid Wall Insulation?

  • Installing External wall Insulation can save up to £635 a year off your fuel bill
  • Breathable material is fitted to eliminate or prevent mould growth and penetrating damp from outside
  • You will prevent up to 45% of heat loss from your home
  • Improves the exterior decoration of your home
  • Improves loose cracked render and damaged porous brick exterior walls
  • You Get a 10 Year Guarantee
  • You will be the envy of your street.
  • You will add a lot of value when you come to resell your home.
  • You will save lots of Co 2 being released into the climate.
  • Variety of finishes available including smooth, tiled, painted, pebble-dashed, and brick slips.
  • Your brickwork protected from the elements and fewer draughts and less condensation.
  • No Planning permission needed.
  • Improves weatherproofing and sound resistance.
  • fills cracks and gaps in the brickwork, which will reduce draughts
  • increases the life of your walls by protecting the brickwork

 

How Many Solid Wall Properties are there in UK

28% of UK properties have solid walls, according to the Energy Saving Trust.

These house will have been built Pre 1920s without a cavity and are generally larger with high ceilings.

The heat loss from these houses is massive compared to the newer homes built with a cavity

Solid wall insulation can save you money and help fight climate change, all at the same time. It’s a win-win – and now’s the time to act.

Insulating solid walls can save you up to £375 per year on energy bills – more than any other kind of wall insulation.

 

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Top 9  Warm Front Grants – Heating & Insulation

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  1. WARM FRONT GRANTS
  2. FREE BACK BOILER GRANTS
  3. FREE STORAGE HEATERS
  4. FREE CENTRAL HEATING
  5. FREE INSULATION
  6. FREE BOILER SCHEME
  7. FREE SOLAR PANELS
  8. FREE LANDLORD GRANTS
  9. WARM AIR HEATING GRANTS

Why Apply For A Warm Front Grant ?

✅ There Is No Catch – We Guarantee it !

✅  If Your Application Is Accepted  Your Grant Is 100% FREE

✅ You Will Reduce Your Energy Bills By Up To £300 Per Year

✅   You Will Add Lots Of Value To Your Home

✅ The Scheme Has Limited Funding – Ends Soon

 

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