Out of all the different things you can do to save money on energy costs, insulating your loft properly is one of the easiest and most effective. Here are some tips that will help you to get it right after your loft has been converted.

Building regulations

You might need to meet building regulations and get planning permission with respect to insulation for your loft conversion as some local authorities require homes to meet a minimum level of insulation. You should always consult your local authority to make sure that regulations don’t impact on your building project

Headroom

You might have to sacrifice on the overall height of the room to make sure it is well insulated, but considering that about 15% of your heating can be lost through a poorly insulated roof, it’s normally a price worth paying

Windows

If you are having windows installed in your loft conversion, they should be double glazed at least, and it might be worth going for triple glazing due to the importance of insulation in that part of your home

Between floor insulation

Between floor insulation can have a big impact, too. Mineral wool is a solid choice for this and it’s relatively cheap

Modern insulation alternatives

You can stop heat loss in harder to reach places with ‘space blanket’ reflective foil or with various types of insulation spray, but the latter technique can become quite messy

Cover the basics

The easiest form of insulation to install is a mineral fibre insulation or fibreglass matting, which works by trapping warm air between the fibres of the mat, preventing it from rising further to escape

If you are considering a loft conversion, you’ll want to get it right the first time. At TIG Excell we have all the skills required to keep everything from the electricity to the plumbing in-house, and we know that no two conversions are the same. We’ll work closely with you to achieve exactly what you’re looking for. So get in touch to get to get your loft conversion started today.

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