With gale force winds battering the windows and rain falling down in heavy proportions, I find myself sitting next to the wood burner. Its warm and toasty down here but upstairs in the flat above the shop is a different story. To heat the upstairs is demanding astronomical amounts of gas, blankets and hot water bottles.
The difficulty with the shop and house is that it is actually a conglomeration of 3 houses, different time periods, different constructions and roof structures.
I have made enquiries about grants for loft insulation via the Energy Savings Trust and although I do anticipate that they will pay for all the cost of insulating the loft space I know from the previous house that insulating the roof space will enable any heat created to stay within. the result should be warm in winter and cool in summer with reduced heating bills.
There is a link provided to enable you to find out who possibly would be willing to give you a grant towards the costs of insulation options in your home
The phone call has resulted in a letter telling me that the local contractor will be in touch within 3 working days and we shall find out what he has to say.
Grab yourself a grant to keep the warmth in and your money in your pocket.