So when you think insulation, you are well on the way to reducing energy costs. Adding insulation above the minimum building requirements whether in a commercial or residential space significantly increases energy savings and enhances the overall quality of your indoor environment.
The effectiveness of an insulating material is measured using a “U-Value”. A U-Valve is a measure of how much heat is conducted through a structure. Insulation installed correctly will have a low U-Value as it will allow only small amounts of heat to pass through, thereby keeping your home warm. Homeowners availing of rafter-level roof insulation grants under the BETTER ENERGY HOMES SCHEME should aim to achieve a U-Value of 0.20 W/mK or better (i.e. lower).
A €200·00 grant is now available under the BETTER ENERGY HOMES SCHEME towards the cost of the attic insulation. The grant is also available if you want to top up your existing insulation to achieve a U-Value of 0.16. The recommended standard of roof insulation to achieve this is currently at 300mm dept (2007 Building Reg.). Up to 30% of the heat provided in your home may be escaping through the roof if it is not insulated. Even if you have it insulated, it may be still losing heat as it may not be up to the Building Regulations; it may need to be replaced.
This process typically takes 4-5 hours. The process includes insulating pipes and water tanks in addition to insulating and draught proofing the access hatch as well as protection of recessed lights from insulation. If your water tank is more than 1 meter from your access hatch a minimum of 400mm (16inches approx.) boardwalk will also be fitted (link – XTRATHERM LOFT WALK-R).
Compression can cause insulating material to lose some of its insulating properties. It is therefore important, where possible, to minimize the amount of items stored in the attic which may compact or compress the insulating material. Where storage is required, alternative arrangements like raised storage areas above the level of insulation could also be discussed with us at ECO-SNUG.
We at, ECO-SNUG can install a permanent walkway in your attic to ensure you have easy access to cold water tanks or other fitted appliances
ECO-SNUG provides all of the above as part of our quotations under BETTER ENERGY HOMES SCHEME.
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XTRATHERM LOFT WALK-R is a laminate of high performance PIR Insulation with tough moisture resistant chipboard that builds to allow safe access into insulated roof spaces whilst maintaining very high insulation value and complying withBETTER ENERGY HOMES SCHEME.
Non-Itch Insulation is made from user-friendly non-irritant, non-itch material that is free from floating fibres or dust and so avoids skin irritation and respiratory problems.
Non-Itch will not deteriorate over time and will not be affected by mould, mildew or rot.
We at, ECO-SNUG can insulate a flat roof internally using insulated plasterboard. (This means lowering the height of the ceiling) or externally using a warm deck flat roof system which means raising the height of your flat roof to achieve a U-Value of0.22W/mK which is required under BETTER ENERGY HOMES SCHEME.