Improving your insulation could save you up to £40 per year
Roughly 25% of heat is lost through the roof.
Insulating your ground floor is a great way to keep your property warm. Generally speaking, you only need to insulate the ground floor. If you’re on an upper floor, you don’t usually need to insulate your floor space.
However, you should consider insulating any floors that are above unheated spaces such as garages, as you could be losing a lot of heat through those.
Frequently Asked Questions.
RIRI (Room In Roof) Insulation enables you to insulate the sloping surfaces of your roof using sheet insulation, rather than insulating the floor.
Installing Loft Insulation results in:
- A low cost, high performance insulation measure.
- Reduced heat loss and CO2 emissions.
- Lower energy bills.
- Reduced carbon footprint.
- Protection against mould, and condensation.
- Improved Weather proofing and impact resistance.
- Improved draught proofing.
- Higher energy performance ratings.
- Increased property value.
Many homes – especially newer ones – will have a ground floor made of solid concrete. This can be insulated when it needs to be replaced, or can have rigid insulation laid on top.
Older homes are most likely to have suspended timber floors. If you have air bricks or ventilation bricks on the outside wall(s) of your house that are below floor level, you probably have a suspended timber floor.
Do NOT block up air bricks in your walls. They are needed to help ventilate the space under your floor and stop your floorboards rotting.
If you have a basement or cellar beneath your house that you can get into safely, take a look down there to see what type of floor you have. If the floor is a suspended wooden floor, you will probably be able to see wooden joists and the undersides of the floorboards.
If you don’t have access to the space underneath your house, you will need to lift a corner of the carpet and underlay to have a look.
Timber floors can be insulated by lifting the floorboards and laying mineral wool insulation supported by netting between the joists. Insulating under the floorboards on the ground floor will save you about £40 a year.
The cost of installing Loft Insulation can vary depending on the condition of your loft, the type of insulation system currently installed, and the size of your property.
To get an accurate estimate of the cost of installation, fill out our Grant Application Form
Infinity Energy Organisation can help you finance the installation of Loft Insulation with easy monthly payments.
Book an appointment with one of our energy saving advisors and we’ll find out if you’re eligible for ECO grant funding: 0203 638 4030