Loft insulation is one of the most cost effective and energy efficient upgrades that a homeowner can make.
Adding 270mm of loft insulation in to an un-insulated loft can save around 25% of the total heat loss from the property.
Due to the advancements in technology, it is now easier and safer to work with, so it is much more appealing to those who are considering a DIY project.
The loft insulation helps retain the lost through the roof, whilst still allowing the house to breathe and avoid a build up of condensation. Like with other types of insulation, if fitted incorrectly, it can cause more problems than it solves, and so we at South Coast Surveying would always recommend installation by a professional.
How much you can save
England, Scotland and Wales
|Loft insulation (0 to 270mm)||Detached house||Semi detached house||Mid terrace house||Detached bungalow|
|Fuel bill savings (£/year)||£240||£140||£135||£200|
|Typical installation cost*||£395||£300||£285||£375|
|Carbon dioxide savings (kgCO2/year)||990 kg||580 kg||550 kg||820 kg|
*figures taken from the energy saving trust website.
South Coast Surveying can assess your property and advise on costs for installation, information on any grants/funding available and project manage the installation on your behalf. See our “How can we help” page for more information.