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Loft insulation


AlfredTheLittle

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AlfredTheLittle

My parents house has a big loft, and I need to insulate it for them. No one ever goes there, so all I have to do is put insulation on the floor.

I've had a look online, but even the cheapest insulation seems hugely expensive given that I will need quite a lot, I may be looking in the wrong places though. Does anyone know where I can buy insulation in bulk at a decent price? 

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wherebee
9 hours ago, reformed nice guy said:

Ask all your friends and family to collect the padding used to fill boxes from their online deliveries.

bad idea - that stuff is often highly flammable.  most modern loft insulation is flame retardant.

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BoSon

My parents solved it by filling their loft with junk, from acres of spare duvets and bedding to boxes of crimbo decorations, to boxes of ornaments and stuff inherited from family they have no room to display but too sentimental to sell. Going to have a mega car boot when they pop their clogs as I'm no way as sentimental. xD

Every month or two some bod knocks on their door pushing loft insulation, sounding like there are some sorts of grants or eco scheme deals to be had if you're more interested in traditional insulation, but they could be scammers looking to take advantage of elderly bungalow dwellers.

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On 06/05/2022 at 13:10, BoSon said:

My parents solved it by filling their loft with junk, from acres of spare duvets and bedding to boxes of crimbo decorations, to boxes of ornaments and stuff inherited from family they have no room to display but too sentimental to sell. Going to have a mega car boot when they pop their clogs as I'm no way as sentimental. xD

Every month or two some bod knocks on their door pushing loft insulation, sounding like there are some sorts of grants or eco scheme deals to be had if you're more interested in traditional insulation, but they could be scammers looking to take advantage of elderly bungalow dwellers.

Thanks, I've looked into the grant deals but there's actually nothing about at the moment (or if there is, no companies want to do it as no money in it for them). My parents loft used to be like yours, they actually cleared it out about 10 years ago when someone from one of the schemes said they'd put insulation in, but it never happened. The loft's still clear, the rest of the house is full of all the junk.

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reformed nice guy

Ask all your friends and family to collect the padding used to fill boxes from their online deliveries.

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onlyme

Don't think you are going to find any sort of bargain price supplier, Selco, Wickes, B&Q seem about the cheapest at around £22 per roll at the lowest end, specialist insulation suppliers about the same if not more, top end foils and alike insanely priced. The very cheapest nearly 20 years ago with the govt subs IIRC was about £8 a roll, so yes significant savings then but not utterly unrealistic pricing now. Best you can do conventional route is to buy at that sort of price and get a product that is least aggravating to put down, I liked the earth wool product when I had to do a big loft back then, don't disturb existing at all if you can help it as that old yellow stuff just creates clouds of fibres.

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BoSon
16 hours ago, AlfredTheLittle said:

Thanks, I've looked into the grant deals but there's actually nothing about at the moment (or if there is, no companies want to do it as no money in it for them). My parents loft used to be like yours, they actually cleared it out about 10 years ago when someone from one of the schemes said they'd put insulation in, but it never happened. The loft's still clear, the rest of the house is full of all the junk.

When they first moved in there was some existing insulation but not as much as they recommend these days, but they wanted the loft boarding for storage so I got some cheapo stilt things from b&q that the boards rest on so the insulation underneath isn't squashed like if boarding straight onto the joists.

These things along with some basic loft boards when on offer:

https://www.diy.com/departments/diall-loft-storage-stilt-pack-of-12/181925_BQ.prd

Then they put all their stuff on top so there's about a metre of adhoc insulation. xD

Not sure if that combo is cheaper than just a load of thick insulation.

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AlfredTheLittle
22 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

They used to come and fit it for free. Are there no deals available?

Ask their energy company.

I have tried, absolutely nothing at the moment (even though the govt advertise that there is)

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Cosmic
15 hours ago, AlfredTheLittle said:

I have tried, absolutely nothing at the moment (even though the govt advertise that there is)

Not on the right bennies obviously!

 

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