Loft Insulation

35% of heat is lost through the ceilings of your property. If your house is more than 10 years old, the chances are you could benefit from enhancing your current loft insulation.

Remember loft insulation ‘settles’ and can deteriorate over time.

The amount of insulation required in lofts has gradually increased over the past 50 years as energy prices have risen and it’s been more widely recognised that thicker insulation brings significant improvements to the energy efficiency of homes. Current building regulations recommend a minimum depth of 300mm, so it’s not surprising that many older homes do not comply with current regulations.

You can easily check if your home is up to the latest regulations by lifting the loft hatch and measuring the distance between the top of the insulation and the board below.

The amount you spend and save depends primarily on whether you currently have any insulation at all in your loft. If you have no loft insulation and you install the recommended 300mm depth you could save around £145 a year on your heating bills.

NCDP employ the following methods to apply loft insulation:

  • Loft and access hatch insulated to a depth of 300mm as recommended by building regulations
  • Water storage tank and associated pipe work insulated to building regulations
  • Walkway fitted from access loft hatch to water tank as required
  • Warning signs and company certificate displayed in loft
  • Draft excluders fitted to loft hatch