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Should I Use Loft Boarding?

Most homes with a pitched roof have a loft space under the rafters. Traditionally, this has been a place to store anything you’re unlikely to want, since it can be difficult to get at, and you have to balance on exposed joists to reach the items you put there. Unless you board over them, that… Read more »

Why Do I Need Loft Insulation?

The heat escaping from your home both burns money and increases your carbon footprint. If you see a heat-imaging scan, you’ll be struck that, while there are a number of hot-spots, the bulk of the escaping heat comes through the roof. It has to be stopped. What Is Loft Insulation? Loft insulation consists of a… Read more »

What To Consider When Boarding My Loft For Storage

More people than ever are making use of their lofts, with conversions ranging from virtually an extra storey to boarding over the joists for storage. While full conversions can be expensive projects, sometimes requiring planning permission, boarding for storage is relatively straightforward. There are questions to be answered, though, before you dive in. Assessing Your… Read more »

The Science Behind Loft Insulation

types of insulation

In an uninsulated house, much of the heat you generate to keep yourself warm will escape through the walls, floor, doors and windows — and especially through the roof, via the loft. This leaves you generating more heat than you need, increasing both your energy bills and your carbon footprint. For many of us, it’s… Read more »

Loft Insulation Grants — All You Need to Know

Insulating your loft should be a no-brainer.  It means not only huge savings on your energy bills; it also slashes your carbon footprint. So why doesn’t everyone have it done? People on a low income may think it’s too expensive to pull out enough money at one time. But that isn’t necessarily true. The Importance… Read more »

How To Measure Your Loft Space

As living space has become more and more of a premium, we’ve begun to realise that we’ve traditionally wasted an entire level of our homes – the space under the roof. We may have stuck a few boxes in the area immediately around the hatch, probably balancing on a rickety ladder, but rarely went into… Read more »

Why Is Loft Insulation Important?

High energy bills for your home eat into your income, and they’re also a sign of a high carbon footprint. It’s important to bring your bills down, and fortunately, there’s a very easy way — make sure your home is fully insulated. The most important part of that is insulating your loft. Why Do I… Read more »

How Much Do Loft Ladders Cost?

Even if you’re only going to access your loft once a year, you need a good loft ladder. Using a stepladder or even a chair is just a disaster waiting to happen. So how much should you expect to pay for a loft ladder? That depends partly on what kind of ladder you need, but… Read more »

11 Things to Consider About Loft Storage

a basic loft storage space

The space at the top of the house has traditionally been used for storing things we want out of sight and out of mind — like Christmas decorations for the eleven months we don’t need them. In fact, whether you go for simple boarding or a full conversion, your loft can be a sophisticated storage… Read more »

The History Of Loft Insulation

Home Insulation Through the Ages From the Egyptians keeping their homes cool to the Greek invention of cavity walls and asbestos, or the trick in many colder climates of sealing gaps with mud, homes have been insulated for thousands of years. Insulation techniques improved from the need in the Industrial Revolution to protect pipes in… Read more »