¼ of heat is lost through the roof in an under-insulated home.
Flat roofs are prone to losing lots of heat from a home. Insulating your residents’ lofts is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and, therefore, their heating bills; improving their quality of life and increasing their satisfaction with your service.
The insulation comes in the form of boards that are laid out on the floor of the loft between the joists. These PIR (polyisocyanurate) boards are closed-cell rigid foam board insulation that contain the warm air below and help prevent it escaping from your home.
Warmer home in the winter, cooler in the summer
Reduced heat lost
Up to £250 per year saved on energy bills *
*source Energy Savings Trust
How we will work with you
Step One: Survey
Photos will be taken of:
- The heat source (usually an electric heater)
- Loft hatch
- The depth of the existing insulation
- The loft itself
- The outside of building
Your resident will be asked to sign two forms:
A consent form that gives us permission to run a DWP check (this is the quickest and simplest way for us to ensure that the resident is eligible for the ECO scheme).
A consent form that gives us permission to contact the local council to check the resident’s eligibility in case the DWP check doesn’t provide a clear or positive outcome.
Step Two: Installation
We will contact your resident to book the installation at a time that suits them.
The installation will be documented by taking photographs throughout- the photos will be used in the grant application process.
Step Three: Technical Monitoring
A percentage of the work we carry out is checked by an impartial third party to ensure that high standards are being met.
If the property is selected for review your resident will be contacted and a mutually convenient appointment will be made for the installation to be checked over by an industry professional.
We will handle all the paperwork involved in applying for the necessary grants and will handle the install from start to finish with as much or as little contact with yourself as you would prefer.
The Energy Saving Trust has more information about the benefits of flat roof insulation if you’d like to do some further reading.