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Utilizing our loft ladders, you can store all your Christmas decorations, suitcases, and rarely used household items in the storage space. We have the best solutions to all your storage problems.
Ruling of Loft Insulation:
A manufacturer argued in May-Lean & Co Limited v The Gas and Electricity Markets Authority  that existing loft insulation methods do not meet environmental protection targets. In this Loft insulation Surrey case, the energy suppliers were held responsible for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and ensuring that their customers’ homes were energy efficient.
There was an insulation product made by the manufacturer. It argued that only such a proprietary product would meet the levels of insulation required to comply with environmental regulations and Building Regulations 2010.
To insulate loft covers, plastic pillows were filled with the same insulating material used in lofts elsewhere. Due to this, the manufacturer argued, there were gaps in insulation coverage, and, therefore, the loft space was not fully insulated.
Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA), which is responsible for administering a government scheme that requires energy providers to invest heavily in the installation of energy-saving measures in customers’ homes, had approved the existing method.
Insulation Installing – Loft Insulation Surrey:
Insulation’s thermal performance or R-value depends heavily on its installation. Homeowners can install some types of insulation, including blankets, boards, and poured-in-place materials. (Liquid foam insulation materials can be poured, but they must be installed professionally). Other types need professional installation.
Consider these things when hiring a certified installer:
- You should obtain written cost estimates from several contractors for the R-value you need, and don’t be surprised if the quoted prices for a given R-value installation vary by more than a factor of two.
- Find out if the contractor you are considering has experience installing the product you are considering. Insulation performance can be impacted by the application.
- Consider air-sealing services and costs when hiring contractors, since it’s a good idea to seal air leaks before installing insulation.
You can measure batt thickness and check for gaps between batts and between batts and framing to evaluate blanket installation. Check the insulation for tight fit around building components, such as electrical boxes, that penetrate the insulation. Check for gaps in coverage and measure the depth of sprayed or blown-in types of insulation.
Types of Insulation:
Blanket: Batt and Roll Insulation:
Insulation in the form of batts or rolls is the most common and widely available type of insulation. The most commonly used fiber is fiberglass. Besides mineral wool (rock and slag), and plastic fibers, you can also find batts and rolls made from cotton and sheep’s wool.
Concrete Block Insulation:
There are several ways to insulate concrete blocks used for building walls and foundations. The cores of the wall can be filled with insulation, if they are not filled with steel or concrete for structural reasons. This will increase the R-value of the wall. In field studies and computer simulations, however, it has been found that core filling offers little fuel savings since heat is readily conducted through the walls’ solid parts.
Foam Board or Rigid Foam:
The rigid panels of foam insulation can be used to insulate almost any part of your home, from the roof to the foundation. Sheathing exterior walls, interior walls for basements, and special applications like attic hatches are all areas where they are very effective. As insulating materials, they provide good thermal resistance (up to 2 times greater than most other materials of the same thickness), and minimize heat transfer through structural elements, like wood and steel studs. Foam board is most often made of polystyrene, polyisocyanurate (polyiso), and polyurethane.
Loose-Fill and Blown-In Insulation:
Fibers, foam, and other materials are used in loose-fill insulation. The small particles form an insulation material that can conform to any space without damaging structures or finishes. The ability of loose-fill insulation to conform makes it ideal for retrofits and locations where other insulations would be difficult to install.
Materials commonly used for loose-fill insulation include cellulose, fiberglass, and mineral wool (rock or slag). Recycled waste materials are used to manufacture all three materials. Recycled newsprint is used to manufacture cellulose. About 40% to 60% of fiberglass products are made from recycled glass. About 75% of mineral wool is post-industrial recycled.