A quarter of heat is lost through the roof in an uninsulated home.

Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and reduce your heating bills. Loft insulation is effective for at least 40 years and is usually available for free with a Help to Heat grant.

To qualify, the existing loft insulation should be no more than 100mm deep and must not be fully covered by loft boards.

Help to Heat allows for loft insulation to be installed as new or existing insulation to be topped up to 250-275mm, subject to the materials used. In addition draught proofing is added to loft hatches and any water tanks and exposed pipes in the loft space are insulated.