One of the biggest things you can do for the planet is to make sure there is plenty of insulation in your loft.
What difference does it make?
25% of heat loss in a house goes out through the roof. The more insulation you can fit, the snugger your home will be.
What do you need?
- You need a loft!
- Patience (this is a big project)
- Insulation material from a DIY shop
Step by step
Check the loft and see if there is already insulation there. It might be old or might not be very much. Ideally you want at least 20cm.
Work out the area of insulation you need with a ruler and some simple maths.
Have a look at the links in the FAQs to get a better idea of what the options are.
Go to the DIY store or ask friends to get some advice on what's best for you.
Take the plunge and order the material!
This is the best we've found : here
It depends on lots of things. But if your loft is currently uninsulated, you'll save around 25% on your heating bill. Installation costs depend on the material and the surface of your loft. Typically for 20cm wool insulation, for a typical loft, the price ranges between £200 and £400.
It is pretty easy to do it yourself. But if you aren't comfortable, you should use experts. Flat Roof? Cold vs warm loft: read more here.
All is explained in the article recommended in 1st FAQ!