This may appear to be boring premise for a post, but bear with me here.
Did you know that you can get loft insulation entirely free of charge? Installed and everything. If you receive certain benefits you may even be paid for it to be fitted. This is because energy companies need to meet certain targets and this is the easiest way for them to do it. Money Saving Expert has a really useful guide to who offers what.
I got mine installed by British Gas, it was quick and easy and there has been a noticeable improvement already, hurrah!
Best of all, you can now buy ‘stilts’ designed to fit to your joists and support boards, so you can still use the loft for storage.
I can’t stress enough how much of a difference this makes for absolutely no cost.
Here’s our loft (halfway through the boarding process):
PS How nice is the brick arch in our loft, what a shame to have it hidden away!