Benefits of Attic Insulation
- Warmer and more comfortable home
- Save money by reducing your energy bills
- Improve the BER rating and the value of your home
- No more danger of burst pipes in your attic as we insulate them as well
- Contributing to reducing your homes carbon footprint
Custom Built Attic Shelving Unit
With Every Insulation Job
In addition to topping up fiberglass to 12 inches, in every attic, we do the following:
The current building regulations states that a minimum 300mm of attic insulation is required.
Any existing insulation can be left in the attic and an additional layer added to it to bring it up to the required minimum 300mm thickness. It does not matter how long the existing insulation has been in the loft it still retains its insulation value.
Once the attic has been insulated to a minimum 300mm thickness the ceiling joists will no longer be visible making the roof space hazardous to anyone attempting to enter. However we can add additional joists and floor boards (raised flooring) to help maintain your storage area. If you already have a floored area we can work around it and leave it uncovered or we can raise it with additional joists.
Apart from any cables feeding a shower unit they will not. A cable, which feeds a shower unit, is usually a 30 amp. We will identify this and make sure this cable is not covered by the insulation by either laying the cable on top if there is enough flex or leaving a gap in the insulation around the cable to ensure it does not overheat.
It is not always possible to do these areas. The reason being is that the timbers within these areas need to breathe and if attic insulation is fitted in these areas it can block the airflow off altogether. Access to these areas is usually minimal if at all existent. However every property has to be treated on an individual basis and our surveyor will make an assessment when visiting the property and advise accordingly.
It is very common that roof spaces are not big enough for anyone to stand up in. This is not usually a problem as the installers are usually working in a kneeling position on walkboards.
Condensation is caused when water vapour comes into contact with cold surfaces and condenses to form dampness or water droplets.
Water vapour is invisible in the air and is formed from the simplest of actions such as breathing and carrying out daily activities in the home.
If the warm air can’t escape through an open window or air vent, it moves through the property until it finds a cold surface where it cools and forms condensation.
Controlling condensation in the roof space is imperative and the best preventative measure is ensuring an adequate airflow at all times.
Water vapour can pass through most building materials and will enter the roof space through the plasterboard ceilings.
We will asses your roof ventilation and if necessary we will install new roof tile, slate or soffit vents.