Government Guidelines Spark Increase in Loft Insulation Sales

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Many people are taking notice of the recent government guidelines that suggest homeowners should top up their insulation, as supplier LBSBM Online is reporting a significant spike in the purchase of 200mm insulation online.

The loft insulation industry has seen a boost in sales lately, due to new government guidelines.

The loft insulation industry has seen a boost in sales lately, due to new research from thinkinsulation.com [Think Insulation 2nd May] that suggests homeowners top up their roof insulation. Many people are taking notice of this advice, as insulation supplier LBSBM Online is reporting a significant spike in the purchase of 200mm insulation online. Many homeowners are realising that the short-term outlay of investing in good quality insulation is worth it for the long-term savings that consumers will be able to enjoy on fuel bills.

Loft Insulation Saves Homeowners Money

The simple truth is that heat rises – which is why so much of a home’s energy is lost through its roof. It is estimated that installing loft insulation could reduce consumers energy and fuel bills by up to £175, according to the Energy Saving Trust. This estimate is based on a typical three-bedroom home which is semi-detached and has gas central heating. It is compared to the energy cost of the home without any insulation in the loft to begin with.

A loft is usually cheaper and easier to insulate than a roof. However, if the loft is being used as living space then the consumer would have to insulate the roof.

Think Insulation – A Helpful Guide

In order to educate the public on energy conservation and insulation, Knauf Insulation, their supplier, has created a website with the Energy Saving Trust. The “Think Insulation” website is all about energy saving and it informs the general public about matters relevant to saving energy.

The website aims to be a source of practical information about energy efficiency, which any homeowner can understand and apply to their own home. It offers helpful information and tips for improving the energy efficiency of the home, reducing greenhouse gases and saving money. The website will inform users of how insulation works, why it is a sustainable and cost effective way of saving energy and how they can upgrade the energy rating of their own home.

For example, the website educates visitors on the value of loft insulation, as without it the consumer could be losing up to 25% of the heat in the home through its roof. This type of insulation is a very simple yet effective way to bring down the cost of a homeowners heating bills.

The website also offers a handy Do It Yourself guide for installing home loft insulation. Contrary to popular belief, there is no need to hire an expensive contractor to perform this task. If the homeowner is generally competent at DIY, then the task can be completed in a relatively straightforward way.

The guide outlines each step of the process, including figuring out how much insulation homeowners will need, checking the loft for hazards, preparing and planning and laying down the insulation. The instructions are simple enough for the average homeowner to follow and once done consumers will be able to enjoy a much warmer home and lower heating bills in the future. The website even offers a video which illustrates the steps of a loft insulation installation.

About LBSBM Online

LBS Builders Merchants was founded in 1931 in South West Wales and has grown to be one of the leading independent builder’s merchants in the region, with 14 different outlets. Supplying a range of building materials for the Building, Civil Engineering, Developing, Self-Build and Roofing industries. Their head office is located in Llandeilo. The company has been family owned for 80 years.

LBSBM Online pride themselves on high quality customer service and offer same day or next day delivery service all across South West Wales. The team has grown to over 200 staff with a fleet of over 40 vehicles. LBSBM Online also support the local community, sponsoring local schools, organisations, charities and much more. Also supporting the Construction Skills Wales programme of events and competitions, which has nurtured the next generation of tradespeople through local colleges.

The website LBSBM Online is a research for DIY enthusiasts and tradespeople, which allows access to a range of products as well as information.

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Greg Ace
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