Insulation: FAQ's

Home-Insulation: FAQ's

Insulation: FAQ's

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Q. How much will loft insulation cost?

A. The cost depends on the size of your house normally it can pay for itself in around 2-3 years.

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Q. How much loft insulation do I need?

A. To meet current Building Regulations, you need 300mm of mineral wool insulation - 100mm between the ceiling joists and 200mm laid over the joists. Our team will measure the attic to find out the amount and the density of the insulation needed.

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Q. How do I find out how much loft insulation I have?

A. Simply push a tape measure or ruler down the side of a piece of loft insulation until it hits the plasterboard ceiling and then read off the depth.

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Q. I have lots of rubbish in my loft. Do I need to clear it out or will Firetech do this for me?

A. Yes, you will need to clear the roof of any rubbish or stored objects before the insulation is installed.

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Q. I want to use my loft for storage, how can I do that if it is insulated to the depth recommended

A. We can also lay innovative loft boards called Space Board along with a chipboard deck to provide storage space. These are insulation boards made from Polyfoam extruded polystyrene designed to be placed on top of the ceiling joists instead of the 170mm mineral wool insulation. You will need a loft hatch which is minimum 600mm x 600mm.

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Q. How long does it take the team to install loft insulation?

A. It takes about 3 - 4 hours for an average sized loft.