Here's how much loft insulation you need to make your home warmer this winter

loft with blanket insulation between joists
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How much loft insulation do I need? There are many reasons why you may have found yourself uttering this question of late — perhaps you are in the early stages of mulling over a loft conversion that might expand the space you have available in your home, or maybe you are living in an older property that is in dire need of an insulation upgrade to feel warmer and like less of an energy guzzler.

The good news is, for those looking to make their homes warmer, insulating a loft can be a relatively inexpensive job and can make a real impact on your energy bills. And finding out how to insulate a loft is in the realms of a competent DIYer, meaning further savings can be made.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.