Loft Insulation available on the current grant schemes is made from mineral wool (glass fibre). It is rolled out on the floor of the loft, in between and then across the joists. It works like a blanket by trapping the rising heat in your home.
It is also a little known fact that Loft Insulation will help to keep your home cooler in the Summer months, by preventing heat coming in through the roof.
The recommended depth for Loft Insulation is 11 inches or 270mm. If your loft is insulated, but hasn’t been topped up in the past 15 years, it will most likely benefit from having more installed.
Loft Insulation Grants also cover the cost of insulating and draught proofing the hatch, lagging any pipework and fitting a walk-board if there is a water tank situated more than 1m (3 feet) away from the hatch.
If you want to learn more about the ECO scheme, please visit the GOV.UK website. Grants are funded by the 'Affordable Warmth' part of the energy company obligation.