If you plan to use the loft or attic for storage, you will want to lay boards over the joists. Unfortunately, if you only insulate between the joists before doing this, the insulation won't be thick enough. 

To get enough insulation, you can raise the level of the floor so you can fit enough mineral wool beneath the new floor level. You can do this by fitting timber battens across the joists, or you can buy purpose built plastic legs that fit on the joists and support the new floor. It’s important to leave a ventilated air gap between the insulation and the boards to prevent condensation on the underside of the boards.

This can be done with very little expense as the timber you will need can be unplanned or reclaimed.

Correct insulation can save you thousands of pounds in the coming years.

As an example a well-insulated loft can save as much as £350 a year, times this by 10 years and you could have saved upwards of £3500. Can you afford this?

If your loft is easy to access and has no damp or condensation problems it should be easy to insulate.

If access is easy and your loft joists are regular, you can use rolls of mineral wool insulation. The first layer is laid between the joists – the horizontal beams that make up the floor of the loft – then another layer is laid at right angles to cover the joists and make the insulation up to the required depth.

You should consult an expert installer to ensure the correct material is used to get maximum efficiency. In certain cases this can all be done free of charge, just check on this site to see if you qualify.

Poor access to loft space, don’t ignore it.

If your loft is difficult to access, you can have blown insulation installed by a professional, who will use specialist equipment to blow loose, fire-retardant insulation material made of cellulose fibre or mineral wool into the loft. This doesn't usually take more than a few hours.

Taking these actions on your property will save you a great deal of money on your energy bills and increase the value of your home.

Help required?

Check on this site to see if you are entitled to any grants or please do make contact and one of our advisers will be happy to assist.

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If you plan to use the loft or attic for storage, you will want to lay boards over the joists. Unfortunately, if you only insulate between the joists before doing this, the insulation won't be thick enough.  To get enough insulation, you can raise the level of the floor so you can fit enough mineral wool beneath the new floor level. You can do this by fitting timber battens across the joists, or you can buy purpose built plastic legs that fit on the joists and support the new floor. It’s important to leave a ventilated air gap between the insulation and the boards to prevent condensation on the underside of the boards. This can be done with very little expense as the timber you will need can be unplanned or reclaimed. Correct insulation can save you thousands of pounds in the coming years. As an example a well-insulated loft can save as much as £350 a year, times this by 10 years and you could have saved upwards of £3500. Can you afford this? If your loft is easy to access and has no damp or condensation problems it should be easy to insulate. If access is easy and your loft joists are regular, you can use rolls of mineral wool insulation. The first layer is laid between the joists – the horizontal beams that make up the floor of the loft – then another layer is laid at right angles to cover the joists and make the insulation up to the required depth. You should consult an expert installer to ensure the correct material is used to get maximum efficiency. In certain cases this can all be done free of charge, just check on this site to see if you qualify. Poor access to loft space, don’t ignore it. If your loft is difficult to access, you can have blown insulation installed by a professional, who will use specialist equipment to blow loose, fire-retardant insulation material made of cellulose fibre or mineral wool into the loft. This doesn't usually take more than a few hours. Taking these actions on your property will save you a great deal of money on your energy bills and increase the value of your home. Help required? Check on this site to see if you are entitled to any grants or please do make contact and one of our advisers will be happy to assist.
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2019-11-04 10:55:40
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