What is the cost of attic insulation in Ireland?

How much does it cost to insulate my attic or loft?

The cost of attic insulation depends on a number of factors.

1. The area that you require to be insulated.
2 The depth of insulation required.
3 How easy the attic or loft is to access.
4 If its just for insulation or for a attic or loft conversion.
5 The type of insulation that you use.

The attic or loft area that you require to be insulated.

Firstly, what type of property do you have?

Housing types are generally broken into 5 different time periods.

Pre 1978
1978 - 1982
1982 - 1993
1994 - 2004
2005 - now

What type of property do you have?

Detached House
Semi detached
Terraced house
End of terrace house
Detached Bungalow
Detached house

Finally how many rooms does your property have, in other words how much floor space.

The depth of insulation required to insulate your attic or loft

This is as important a factor in determining the cost of insulating your attic or loft as the area. The depth will also determining the BER rating you will receive. Typically if you are insulating your attic for a conversion you will be limited by the size of the rafters which can range depending on the year the house was built. The amount of material used will come with a price, so always bare that in mind when you are asking for a quote.

How easy your attic or loft is to access

This is an odious one, if your attic is hard to access the contractor will have to spend more time getting into those hard to reach areas, so as a rule of thumb the easier the access the lower the contractors labour costs will be.

If its just for insulation or for conversion.

How does a attic conversion effect the cost of insulating your attic? Attic conversions are a great way to add value to your home and free up extra space but the present some challenges for the contractor. Firstly the insulation need to be installed between the rafters now on the floor, which means the depth will be limited the size of the rafter. Secondly Irish build regulations part L Ventilation require a 50 mm air gap between roofing felt and insulation to allow the structure to 'breathe', this prevents damp and mould build up. So bare in mind when asking for the price don't forget to mention the end use of the attic or loft .

The type of insulation that you use

There are many types of insulation that you can use to insulate your attic, from Kingspan board to hemp insulation, the price will vary depending on the costs of the material and its effectiveness over time. We only supply polyurethane foam insulation, which we think is the best and most cost effective insulation material for attic or loft insulation, but we would say that I suppose.

Roof Insulated with Spray Foam INsulation

Airtight Walls and roof with open cel spray foam

New build now airtight with spray foam insulation

Roos are costed by sq meter