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Roof and loft insulation

What is it?

An uninsulated loft can be responsible for a quarter of a homes heat loss. To help reduce the amount of heat escaping your home, you can add insulation to your roof or left. There are two ways to do this.

Cold loft

Insulating for a cold loft means putting insulation between the joists that separate your loft from the rest of your house. You can do this yourself by buying rolls of mineral wool insulation or insulation boards and fitting it between the joist. Insulating at the joists keeps your house warmer but makes the space above colder. The benefits of insulating at the joists are:

  • It’s cheaper than insulating at the rafters
  • You can save money by doing it yourself
  • It will cost less to heat your home

Warm loft

Insulating for a warm loft means putting rigid insulation between the rafters that make up the roof of your loft. This will require a professional installer to fit the installer. Insulating at the rafters would be a better choice if you plan to use your loft or if there are any pipes or tanks in your loft, as these could freeze if you insulate at the joists. However, insulating at the rafters is less efficient as it means you have more space in your home to heat. The benefits of insulating at the rafters are:

  • Prevent pipes and tanks from freezing
  • Loft is still useable

What are the benefits?

Insulating roofs and lofts of

your property means less

heat can escape, lowering

the cost of heating

Using less energy to heat

your property means less

CO2 is released into the

atmosphere, reducing your

impact on climate change

Increasing the energy

efficiency of your property

increases the value of

the property and makes

it more appealing to

buyers and renters

A well insulated property

will be easier to heat to

a comfortable temperature.

It will also help keep the

property cooler in summer

What properties is it suitable for? 

Roof and loft insulation is suitable for any properties with a roof or loft where there are no damp or condensation problems. Click here to find out more about damp and condensation.

Click here to find out what insulation measures would be suitable for your property.

 

Typical cost

The cost of roof and loft insulation can vary depending on the size of the area you’re insulating and whether you’re installing insulation yourself or if you’re paying for this to be done professionally.

 

Available funding

Funding is available for owner-occupiers and privately let properties where occupiers meet certain eligibility criteria. Click the below tiles to find out if you’re eligible for funding.

How to find an installer

When choosing an installer, make sure they are Trust Mark accredited. This is a government backed accreditation that demonstrates installers are reliable and professional. This information can usually be found on an installers website. Click here to visit the TrustMark website to find an insulation installer near you.