Room In Roof Insulation Grants
Room In Roof Insulation grants are now being offered as part of the government's new Energy Companies Obligation scheme. The grants cover the entire cost of having all loft rooms insulated to current building regulations using the latest insulation materials.
Many older properties that were originally built with loft room space or 'Room-in-Roof' were either not insulated at all or insulated using inadequate materials and techniques compared to current building regulations.
By employing the latest insulation materials and methods, insulating existing attic rooms means that you can still use the roof space for storage or additional room space if needed while still trapping heat in the property and rooms below.
What defines a room in roof space?
A room in roof or attic room is simply defined by the presence of a fixed staircase to access the room.
Around 25% of all the heat is lost in an un-insulated room in the roof. You could save you up to £400 a year on your fuel bills by adequately insulating the rooms in the roof.
Room in roof insulation types
There are two types of 'Room in roof' applications;
Loft room insulation grant
A loft room is accessed by a fixed staircase and has the whole loft area converted to a living space including the sloped eaves if the property has a pitched roof. The internal area of the room is insulated using the latest materials and techniques.
Attic room insulation grant
An attic room is accessed by a fixed staircase and has the eaves area of the loft squared off to create a box room in the centre. The external area surrounding the box room is insulated using the latest materials and techniques.