Cut utility bills and make your home more comfortable all year round with our range of insulation rolls. Designed by top manufacturers to provide excellent thermal and acoustic insulation, they can be used as loft roll insulation, in floors or even i...
Cut utility bills and make your home more comfortable all year round with our range of insulation rolls. Designed by top manufacturers to provide excellent thermal and acoustic insulation, they can be used as loft roll insulation, in floors or even in cavity walls.
Each of our insulation rolls has been chosen for their outstanding performance and versatility. Our range includes rolls from top brands such as Knauf and Superglass. These industry leading innovators have been trusted by homeowners and tradespeople across Britain for decades.
Whether you’re embarking on a small project and need 25mm loft insulation rolls or even 200mm of insulation, our extensive range is sure to have the perfect solution for your project. Read on to discover more about the materials insulation rolls are made from, as well as the range of thicknesses they are available in.
Loft Insulation Rolls in a Choice of Materials
From mineral wool to sheep’s wool, loft insulation rolls are available in a wide range of thermally efficient materials. Each material offers its own range of unique benefits. This includes rolls best suited to cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and more.
Mineral wool is manufactured from a mixture of stone and silica. It offers exceptional thermal and acoustic insulation, as well as fire retardation. Mineral wool insulation rolls are ideal for a wide variety of situations. They can be used as loft insulation, in floors or in walls.
When manufacturing mineral wool insulation rolls, fibres are drawn together to create a candy floss-like pattern. This results in a medium density material which traps air within internal pockets, helping to maximise the thermal efficiency of your insulation roll.
Thanks to the mineral wool’s porous and non-directional fibres, it also acts as a superb acoustic insulator, ideal for homes in a bustling city or on a noisy street. Browse our range of acoustic insulation to find out more.
As a natural material, sheep’s wool insulation is arguably the most environmentally friendly choice for homeowners. Despite being sustainably sourced, it does not sacrifice performance or efficiency when compared to manmade loft insulation rolls.
Like other forms of wool insulation roll, sheep’s wool features millions of tiny air pockets which trap air and act as a thermal barrier. This allows the insulation to effectively regulate the temperature in your home, whether it’s cold or warm.
Excess moisture is one of the most common causes of damage to insulation. Sheep’s wool however isn’t as likely as synthetic materials to degrade due to excess moisture. This is because it can absorb up to 30% of its weight in water while losing no thermal efficiency.
As one of the cheapest types of insulation roll, fibreglass insulation is used in residential properties and commercial buildings throughout the UK. Despite its cost effectiveness, as a type of cheap loft insulation roll, glass wool still provides great performance.
Glass wool insulation rolls are ideal for areas with an uneven surface, as they’re easy to compress. This makes glass wool very easy to fit into loft spaces, whether you’re an experienced tradesperson or handy homeowner.
Unlike some other types of insulation, fibreglass insulation is also resistant to mould and vermin. This will help to extend the lifespan of your insulation roll and ensure it maintains its effectiveness.
Insulation Rolls in a Range of Thicknesses
Our rolls of insulation are available in a wide range of thicknesses between 25mm and 200mm. With each being suited for different applications, such as insulating your attic space or interior walls.
Any insulation roll between 50mm and 100mm is perfectly suited for wall insulation. 75mm is, therefore, an ideal thickness for both internal and external walls. It also removes the need to use multiple thinner rolls of insulation.
If your current loft insulation rolls are less than 100mm deep, you may benefit from topping them up with a new 150mm insulation roll. You can simply lay your new roll onto the existing insulation, assuming there are no issues such as dampness.
When using a blanket style insulation in your attic, it is recommended that you have a total depth of at least 250mm. By using a thicker roll, you needn’t worry about placing multiple thinner rolls on top of each other.
Have More Questions About Insulation Rolls?
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are Insulation Rolls?
Insulating a cavity wall, floor of loft space can be a tiresome endeavour. Whilst traditional insulation slabs are incredibly efficient, they can be difficult to handle and challenging to cut. Insulation rolls on the other hand, are highly flexible and come conveniently sized to suit a variety of applications.
Benefits of Insulation Rolls
There are several benefits to using insulation rolls in your home. They’re a very popular choice amongst homeowners looking to make their home more comfortable while minimising utility bills.
Loft insulation rolls boast fantastic thermal insulation. This is thanks to the medium density materials used in their manufacture such as mineral wool, which are specifically designed to retain warm air.
In addition to their excellent thermal insulation, their porous and non-directional fibres also provide great acoustic insulation. This makes loft insulation rolls an ideal choice for noisy streets or towns. Insulation rolls are also generally provided pre-split, meaning you can easily install them between the rafters of your loft or frames in your walls.
Varieties of Insulation Rolls
There are several different varieties of insulation roll, not only varying in material and composition but also thickness. Common materials found in loft insulation rolls include mineral wool and low-emissivity foils. Mineral wool insulation rolls are also shown to offer excellent thermal insulation.
According to the Mole Valley District Council, installing 270mm of insulation into your loft could reduce your home’s CO2 emissions by up to 720kg. We also stock loft insulation rolls that come with a foil facing. This helps to reflect unwanted heat during the summer while retaining warmth inside during the winter.
The combination of proven materials such as mineral wool and innovative features such as foil used in modern insulation rolls offers unrivalled efficiency for energy-saving households.
How Do You Cut Rolls of Insulation?
While loft insulation rolls are generally supplied in conveniently sized widths, it may be necessary for you to cut them to suit the spacing between your timber frame. You’ll need to wear protective clothing and have a sharp utility knife to hand before following the steps below.
- Wear a protective dust mask, eye protection, and gloves. If possible, wear coveralls or a long-sleeved shirt to protect your arms.
- Measure and take note of the spacing between the studs of your attic, floor or wall. Then roll out your insulation on a flat surface.
- Use a straightedge to mark out where you’ll need to cut. If possible, use a level to ensure your line is straight and prevent any angles.
- Whilst being careful not to compress the insulation, use a sharp utility knife to cut through the insulation. You may need to slice several times.
How Often Should You Replace Your Insulation?
Insulation will begin to settle after a year, at which point its fibres will provide less thermal efficiency. Insulation can also become damp in poorly ventilated loft spaces.
Whilst this doesn’t necessarily require you to replace your insulation rolls, it could have a negative impact on your home’s insulating properties.
Refer to EnergyStar’s guide to inspecting your insulation. It reveals how to check your attic and wall insulation throughout its lifespan.
Can I Get Free Rolls of Insulation?
The ECO Scheme is a government initiative to combat fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions. The scheme requires energy suppliers to assist in the introduction of particular efficiency measures in homes across England, Wales and Scotland.
To be eligible you must be part of the core group within the existing WHD Scheme or receive an eligible benefit whilst meeting the relevant income requirements. A complete guide to the requirements can be found on the Ofgem website.