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Loft insulation and boarding costs explained

 24th Jun 2022

The loft: an area of the home which has huge potential but is often overlooked by homeowners. The loft can be a fantastic storage area to keep those seasonal items you don’t want cluttering up your main living space all year round. Think Christmas tree and decorations or big bulky winter coats that go unloved during the summer months.

Homeowners who choose to board and insulate their loft area benefit from having a safe, secure space to keep their items and can move around their roof area safely.

Every house has a loft area, but to be able to safely move around you’ll need to board it. The cost of boarding the whole loft will vary depending on the size of your property and how much of the loft you want to be boarded. One of the great things that makes loft boarding so affordable is that you can have as much or as little of your loft boarded as you need.

In addition to proving you with a safe, usable space boarding your loft will also improve your home insulation and prevent heat loss. As a result, you may see a reduction in your energy bills too!

If you’re considering getting your loft insulated and boarded you may be wondering how much it costs and if it fits the budget.


We’ve put together this handy article to answer your questions.


How much will it cost?

The factors that affect the cost of insulating and boarding your loft include:

  • The size of the space you want to be boarded
  • Whether there is already insulation or not
  • The type of flooring chosen to board your loft
  • Whether an access ladder or hatch is needed or already installed
  • If any electrics are required - for example for a light


Depending on the above the cost of boarding and insulating your loft could be between £600 and £4000. However, most homes fall somewhere in the middle with the UK average cost being £1500.


Additional costs which may apply

In addition to the price to board and insulate your loft space, you should also be aware that any additional work or requirements to make the space usable may see a cost increase. For example:

  • Providing new loft access, if there is currently no safe way to access your loft area
  • Widening of the existing hatch in order to make it easier to store larger items
  • Loft shelving for organisation purposes
  • Clearance services, to remove any debris from the existing loft space
  • Adding lights or other power points to make the space more usable
  • Insulation
  • Roof repairs to deal with any leaks or damaged areas that could ruin your loft space


If you need any further advice on loft insulation and boarding costs, contact a professional for help. We at Extract Insulation are always happy to answer whatever questions you may have.

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