Could you improve your insulation and lower your energy bills this winter?

By Knauf Insulation UK & Ireland
December 13, 2022

With the cost of energy increasing and the winter months starting to close in, now is the ideal time to look at your home’s insulation.

Up to 25% of the overall heat loss of UK houses escapes through their roof. The good news is that it is the easiest place to tackle when it comes to insulating your home. The Energy Saving Trust estimates that installing loft insulation up to 270mm can save you up to £590 in energy bills per year*.

You might be thinking, how do you know whether you need to insulate? UK Building Regulations state that properties should have a minimum of 270mm of insulation in a loft (350mm for Scotland). This generally means that there will be 100mm of insulation in between the joists and then a minimum of 170mm laid on top at right angles, however new properties tend to be built with up to 500mm of insulation in the loft (the thicker the insulation the more energy efficient your loft will be).

Our Loft Roll 44, Eko Roll (if bought at B&Q) and Space Loft Roll (Wickes) are specifically designed for use in the loft at ceiling level. Our Glass Mineral Wool insulation is non-combustible and made using recycled glass. It is also manufactured using our unique bio-based binder, ECOSE® Technology, which contains no formaldehyde or phenol. This makes our insulation soft to touch and means it generates low levels of dust and VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

Our insulation is also compression packed and lightweight, so you won’t struggle getting it into the car or up to the loft – just make sure you open the pack up there!

Our products are available at most DIY retailers and merchants. We would recommend picking up our ‘combi-cut’ option, which is pre-perforated to make cutting to size easier.

By ensuring you have the correct level of insulation in your loft, you will be able to enjoy a more energy efficient and comfortable home whilst also knowing you are reducing your monthly energy bills.

Installing insulation in your loft can seem like a daunting prospect, however we have created a simple installation guide to walk you through each step which is available on our Homeowners Hub.

 

*https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/advice/roof-and-loft-insulation/