ROOM IN ROOF
The Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) scheme, also known as ‘Affordable Warmth’, provides funding to help eligible people reduce the cost of heating their home through the installation of energy efficient measures.
Heat rises, and in an uninsulated home, a quarter of your heat is lost through the roof! If you want to use your loft as a living space, or it is already being used as a living space, you can insulate your room-in-the-roof by insulating the roof itself rather than the loft floor. This is typically done by fixing rigid insulation boards between the roof rafters. Boards must be cut to the correct width so that they fit snugly between the rafters. They can then be covered by plasterboard. Rafters aren’t usually very deep, so to get the best performance you may have to insulate over them as well, using insulated plasterboard. If there isn’t room to do this, make sure you use the highest performance insulation board.
Are you eligible? This scheme is only eligible to specific locations and the properties must have an existing room in the attic. That is the full criteria as this scheme is targeted towards people in a community rather than people on benefits. So in this case personal attributes or circumstances do not matter. To find out if you are eligible for this scheme please fill out an application below and one of our team member will be in touch.