The majority of older houses were constructed with little to no loft insulation, leaving just a plaster ceiling, a roof, and lath as the primary barrier between occupants and the outside world. Even today, it is rather typical to come across loft rooms that are either inadequately insulated or have insufficient insulation. In such instances, it is essential to add loft insulation in order to keep the roof warm. In order to properly insulate a room in the roof, insulation boards must be installed between the rafters under the existing plasterboard walls. It is possible to get a blanket effect with room in roof insulation by enclosing heat inside your house.
In this way, you may more easily keep your house warm without expelling as much energy as you would otherwise, saving you money on your energy costs.
Whether you want to use your loft space as a kid’s hangout, a peaceful home office, or a master bedroom, it must first be insulated before it can be converted into a usable living area for you and your family. What is the reason behind this? The attic area accounts for 25 percent of total heat loss from an uninsulated house, according to industry assessments of the situation. Insulating this area is one of the most cost-effective and energy-saving methods for lowering your energy costs and lowering your carbon footprint.
For a straightforward overview that covers all you need to know about the advantages and drawbacks of adding insulation to your ‘room in roof’, keep scrolling below.
What is classed as a ‘Room in Roof’?
A chamber in the roof must be accessed by a permanent stairway that can be securely walked down while looking forwards in order to be classified as such (i.e. no loft ladders). Additionally, the height of 50% of the common walls (those that are a continuation of the exterior wall of the storey below but do not include gable ends) should not be more than 1.8 m tall, otherwise it is considered to be the addition of another storey by the municipality.
What is the composition of the insulation boards?
Heat-trapping insulation boards, such as polystyrene or polyurethane, are often utilised because of their effectiveness in insulating against the elements.
The boards are sturdy and may be cut to the appropriate sizes in order to form a barrier that prevents heat from escaping.
They may then be plastered over to give your space a more pleasing visual finish.
What are the advantages of using a room in the roof for insulation?
It helps to keep converted lofts warm and toasty, so increasing their comfort.
Prevents heat from escaping through your roof, allowing you to keep your house at a comfortable temperature throughout.
Reduces your energy costs since you will need to spend less money because your house will remain warm for a longer period of time.
increases the resale value and appeal of your property
What if I don’t have access to a loft conversion at all?
If you have a loft that is not currently being utilised as a living area, loft insulation may be a more cost-effective solution for you.
The most common kind of loft insulation is made up of rolls of mineral wool that are laid on the loft’s flooring.
Learn more about loft insulation by reading this article.
The room in roof installation services provided by Elite Group
Contact Elite Group if you would like to schedule a free, no-obligation survey and quotation.
If you fulfil certain eligibility requirements, you may be able to get financing to help pay for your installation.