How To Properly Insulate Your Loft
Door draft excluder
Safety gloves and glasses
Letter box excluder
Door frame sealant tape
1. Lay a piece of sturdy wood over the joists in your loft before you start measuring up. This is vital for 2 main reasons: You don’t want to step into the ceiling accidentally. This will incur expensive repairs. It’s very easy to do; one miss-step and your bedroom ceiling ends up with a gaping hole in it. Also, a board enables you to walk around safely in the loft without having to balance on the joists.
To measure how much insulation you need: Measure the gap between the ceiling joists (the slats that stick out). Count how many spaces there are between all your joists. Measure the length of your loft, then take this to your local DIY shop….
2. Remember to wear your protective clothing! Start with at the farthest corner of your loft and unroll the length of insulation between the first 2 joists. Lay subsequent rolls on top of the bottom one until you’ve reached the recommended thickness of about 250mm. Ask your local council if you’re unsure of what this limit is.
4. When the loft is done, remember to cut a piece of insulation, cover it with a bin liner, and tape it to the inside of your loft hatch. Heat will escape through the latch if this isn’t done, then all your hard work could be in vain.