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Room In Roof Insulation

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Room in roof insulation, is a process of insulating a converted roof space of a building. This is done by adding insulation material to the floor of the roof space, which helps to prevent heat loss from the living space and improve the building’s energy efficiency. 

The material is installed between the ceiling joists or over the ceiling, and the walls of the roof space are also insulated. 

Room in roof insulation can be a cost-effective way to improve the energy efficiency of a building, as it helps to reduce the amount of heat that escapes through the roof. It can also help to create a more comfortable living space by reducing drafts and improving temperature stability, especially in a loft conversion which can become hotter in the summer months and colder during the winter. 

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Ventilation Included

Clean air is essential for healthy living and for preventing damp and mould. With every install of insulation we assess ventilation and install any needed upgrades.

Lower Your Emissions​

Insulation reduces heat loss which removes the reliance on gas or electric heating, reducing your carbon footprint.​

Save Money

Ensuring your property is correctly insulated can save you loads of money each year on your energy bills.

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What is room in roof insulation?

It’s a form of insulation used in converted loft spaces, usually comprising of insulation boards that are placed in the spaces between the rafters (the diagonally sloping timbers that make up the roofs frame). Plasterboard is then applied on top of the insulating material creating the walls and ceiling of the room.

What are the benefits of room in roof insulation?

Room in roof insulation has many benefits the key ones being; 

  • It helps to maintain the temperature of converted lofts spaces. 
  • Prevents heat escaping through your roof to help maintain a comfortable temperature throughout your home.
  • Reduces your energy bills because insulation helps keep your home warmer for longer.
  • Lowers your carbon footprint and is better for the environment as you use less energy to heat or cool your home. 

What if I don't have a loft conversion?

If you haven’t converted your loft into a living space then loft insulation may be a better option for you. The most popular form of loft insulation consists of rolls of mineral wool placed on the flooring of your loft to a thickness of 270mm.

Find out more about loft insulation.

ECO4 funding available

Room Roof Insulation is just one of the energy efficient measures available completely free under the ECO4 scheme. To learn more and to see if your eligible visit our ECO4 page.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What is room in roof insulation?

Room in roof insulation is a method of insulating the space within a loft or attic that is converted into a habitable room. It helps maintain a comfortable temperature in the room and can reduce energy consumption.

Why is room in roof insulation important?

Room in roof insulation is essential for energy efficiency and comfort. It helps to keep the space warm in winter and cool in summer, leading to lower heating and cooling costs.

What types of insulation are commonly used for room in roof applications?

Common insulation materials for room in roof include fiberglass, mineral wool, and rigid foam board insulation.

How do I know if my room in roof needs insulation?

If your converted loft or attic space feels too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter, or if you notice high energy bills, it may be a sign that your room in roof needs insulation.

Can I insulate my room in roof myself, or should I hire a professional?

While DIY insulation is possible, it’s often best to hire a professional who can assess your specific needs and ensure proper installation for maximum efficiency. Room in roof insulation is one of the energy efficient measures installed free under the UK ECO4 scheme.

Are there any building regulations or standards for room in roof insulation?

Yes, many countries have building codes and regulations that specify insulation requirements for habitable spaces. Compliance with these standards is important for safety and energy efficiency.

Can I receive any financial incentives or grants for room in roof insulation?

Yes, room in roof insulation is one of the measures available under the UKs energy efficient scheme ECO4. You can find out more about scheme on the ECO4 section of our website.

Will insulating the room in roof make my home more energy efficient?

Yes, insulating the room in roof can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home by reducing heat loss or gain through the roof, leading to lower energy consumption and utility bills.

Can I receive any financial incentives or grants for room-in-roof insulation

Internal wall insulation, when installed correctly and maintained properly, can last for several decades. 

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