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Introducing our celebrity expert George Clarke with his regular insider tips on making the most of your home.
George has some great tips on switching off to save money...
Save money ... and save energy "Although most lofts have some insulation, you may not have enough, so top yours up and watch your bills drop. The great thing is it’s cheap to install as B&Q sells loft insulation from £1 a roll."Watch the video
1. If you’ve already got insulation in your loft, use looselay insulation to top it up to 100mm (usually the height of the joists). It’s a new, quick and easy product that’s easy to lay, with no need for cutting.
2. To create a storage area, attach loft stilts to the top of the joists (so you don’t squash your insulation) in the required part of your loft. These enable you to have 300mm insulation plus a storage space.
3. Top up your insulation to 300mm either with more looselay or by rolling out a 200mm-thick blanket at right angles to the joists, in between the loft stilts. Place loft boards on top of the stilts for a storage area.
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You could save up to £225*a year if you apply for a home insulation grant. The grant enables you to get insulation fitted for little or no cost. Find out more here or call 0800 111 4967.
...insulating a loft up to 270mm from scratch can cut £145 off your average annual energy bill? Source: Energy Saving Trust.
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