Attic Room Insulation Grants
An attic room is accessed by a fixed staircase and has the eaves area of the loft squared off to create a box room in the centre. The external area surrounding the box room is insulated using the latest materials and techniques.
Attic room insulation method
Typical attic rooms have a stud wall at the sides of the attic to square off the eaves space (with the exception where dormer windows have been built). This stud wall is usually constructed from plasterboard with a timber frame. Most stud walls have a small hatch or door to allow access into the eves area for insulation and maintenance purposes.
As part of the Attic Room Insulation Scheme the eaves area is insulated by sliding solid insulation boards between rafters up into the ceiling void. The vertical stud wall is insulated with rock wool that is netted into place. The process is undertaken on both sides of the ceiling and stud wall.
Where there are no hatches on the stud wall, an access area is cut out and secured with a small door.
The process is simple, quick and effective without the need for any decoration or major cleaning. A typical mid terrace property is insulated in about 2 hours.
This technique is an approved method of insulating the attic room, significantly increasing the thermal efficiency of the property, retaining the heat for longer and reducing the energy required to heat the property.