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I spotted this one at B&Q tonight at the Craigavon Warehouse in Northern Ireland, I can't find it online and not sure if it's available in smaller stores. There were no prices anywhere to be seen but when I asked it scanned at £5!

EDIT: Confirmed to be a fiver at most stores

The deal is for a pre-cut roll of mineral loft insulation for £5. These packs are unbranded in plain white plastic packaging and they had 2-3 pallets towards the font of the store.

Each roll is is pre cut to allow for different joist spacing and has measurements of 1100mm x 4900mm x 200mm (5.4SqM).

Admittedly, everyone now qualifies for a grant to have loft insulation fitted, but even with the grant the price is usually around £200 and not exactly quickly installed . I think many people could get themselves sorted a lot quicker and cheaper by making use of this deal, although you will need to install it yourself! At less than £1 per sq meter this is a cracking good deal for 200mm topup insulation and will pay for itself in months not years.

(note this was originally posted @£10 by robimitchell
http://hotukdeals.com/item/267209/loft-insulation-5-4sqm-200mm-thick-/ )

The image shows £9 these are now scanning @ £5.
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#1
they also had them in the durham store
1 Like #2
That's very cheap, will check out the Washington store tomorrow as I had already planned to buy some at Wickes over the weekend.

The cost of loft insulation at Wickes was previously about half that of B&Q but that new price totally smashes Wickes out of the water.

Wickes price = £9.71/m3

B&Q price = £4.63/m3 :)

B&Q have also matched Wickes on the branded insulation at approx £9.7/m3

Many thanks wacko911, heat and rep added
#3
Advertised in store at £5 in Bristol Cribbs. Great deal.


http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/content/marketing/Going_going_gone/images/loft.jpg
#4
Is this stuff suitable for the ceiling of the loft? If so how do you stick it to the top so it doesn't fall down?

Also does a pack of 3 cover 3 x 5.4m so I only need a third of the packs than I first thought?
#5
I thought most electrical companies now offer free loft insualtion as part of a goverment thing?
if not, then theres still plenty of grants available from places like warmfront
#6
Benjimoron
Is this stuff suitable for the ceiling of the loft? If so how do you stick it to the top so it doesn't fall down?

Also does a pack of 3 cover 3 x 5.4m so I only need a third of the packs than I first thought?


You can use a staple gun and plastic sheeting to hold it in place but if you want to make a sort of play storage room i recommend plaster board which you waterproof with pva glue on 1 side first. also leave the eaves some gaps or fit air grills to alow for breathing
#7
Each pack has a total area of 5.4 sq m - but can be easily split apart to fit between the joists. You'll need as many rolls as you first thought.
#8
bojangles
I thought most electrical companies now offer free loft insualtion as part of a goverment thing?
if not, then theres still plenty of grants available from places like warmfront


Only people on benefits or over the age of 60 can get any of these grants.
1 Like #9
This is a good deal. I bought some of their Eco-wool Insulation in December - its made from recycled glass bottles. Can't remember the price but it was around £7 a roll - on their 2 for one offer - but its much nicer to handle, you don't need a mask nor gloves - worth thinking about if like me you come up in big nasty rash whenevr you touch this cheaper mineral fibre.

http://www.eco-wool.co.uk/
#10
xfield
Each pack has a total area of 5.4 sq m - but can be easily split apart to fit between the joists. You'll need as many rolls as you first thought.


Bummer, 100 quid! Do they deliver?
#11
JWK
This is a good deal. I bought some of their Eco-wool Insulation in December - its made from recycled glass bottles. Can't remember the price but it was around £7 a roll - on their 2 for one offer - but its much nicer to handle, you don't need a mask nor gloves - worth thinking about if like me you come up in big nasty rash whenevr you touch this cheaper mineral fibre.

http://www.eco-wool.co.uk/

i saw similar item in HOMEBASE . did have some kind of plastic cover over insulation so much nicer to handel. they were reduced to £5.49 a roll (don't know how big the roll is).
and this weekend they doing 10% off everything as well. worth checking i think.
#12
great deal just picked up 8 packs. £40 bargain top-up stuff
#13
eldudereno
Only people on benefits or over the age of 60 can get any of these grants.


Not True, certain councils also offer it free to everyone :thumbsup:
http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/environment/energyconservation/warmzone/warmzone.shtml
#14
curtlyb
Not True, certain councils also offer it free to everyone :thumbsup:
http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/environment/energyconservation/warmzone/warmzone.shtml


Good find.

Most people like myself though will just be doubling up their insulation, it's extremely unlikely that you could get this for free. Saw one of those 'eco' houses on the tv recently that had 600mm of insulation in the loft.

Just found this,
270mm - 300mm is the optimum depth for loft insulation,


For anyone who's living in a older house, get yourself up into the loft and check out your insulation and if necessary put some more up there and reduce your heating bills. Cavity wall insulation is great too, check out any possible grants and get it done. I had the cavity wall insulation done about 10 years ago and really did notice the difference. Remember that insulation keeps heat in during the winter but also keeps heat out during those warm summer nights.

For the average semi the loft space is approx 45m2 and if you take away the area taken up by roof joists etc you only need 8 of these B&Q packs so it's only going to cost you £40 to add an extra 200mm of insulation.
#15
JWK
This is a good deal. I bought some of their Eco-wool Insulation in December - its made from recycled glass bottles. Can't remember the price but it was around £7 a roll - on their 2 for one offer - but its much nicer to handle, you don't need a mask nor gloves - worth thinking about if like me you come up in big nasty rash whenevr you touch this cheaper mineral fibre.

http://www.eco-wool.co.uk/


Are you sure that this is made from recycled Glass bottles?I am not sure how glass can be recycled to insulation sheets.
#16
orthopod
Are you sure that this is made from recycled Glass bottles?I am not sure how glass can be recycled to insulation sheets.



I think its the fleeces that staff in Asda wear (its certainly one of the big supermarkets) that are made from recycled plastic bottles. When I checked the site - it said its recycled plastic bottles are the source.

My main concern about some of the forms of loft insulation is that they would be fireproof, which I doubt would be the case with fibreglass based rolls, although I am pretty sure rockwool is fine.
1 Like #17
ibiza
I think its the fleeces that staff in Asda wear (its certainly one of the big supermarkets) that are made from recycled plastic bottles. When I checked the site - it said its recycled plastic bottles are the source.

My main concern about some of the forms of loft insulation is that they would be fireproof, which I doubt would be the case with fibreglass based rolls, although I am pretty sure rockwool is fine.


I'm pretty sure that all forms of insulation are fireproof these days, they can actually act as a fire barrier to stop fire from spreading.
#18
Just phoned up my local branch and it's apparently £10, going to £5 in a few weeks. I think I may pop in and try scanning one and see what happens. The guy did seem to know what I was talking about, knew it was a 3 pack and knew it was £10 going to £5 in a few weeks without having to go and check or anything. Still worth a quick scan tho I think.
#19
Voted hot, great price for insulation.

Casinodancer
You can use a staple gun and plastic sheeting to hold it in place but if you want to make a sort of play storage room i recommend plaster board which you waterproof with pva glue on 1 side first. also leave the eaves some gaps or fit air grills to alow for breathing


Be careful if you fit insulation directly below tiles/slates/felt. Warm moist air from the house will condense on the "cold" side of thr insulation.This can lead to condensation forming on the underside of roof surface due to lack of air circulation - could lead to damp or rotten roof timbers - expensive to repair. DIY loft conversions are not reccomended without knowledge of the ventilation requirements of the roof structure. This is one of the reasons why building control require to be involved in loft conversions.

Not sure what the PVA will achieve.

By all means DIY fit loft insulation above ceiling, but again be careful not to block any gutter level or soffit ventilation.
#20
Loads of it in stock at Havant near Portsmouth today.

Voted hot
#21
littel helper
i saw similar item in HOMEBASE . did have some kind of plastic cover over insulation so much nicer to handel. they were reduced to £5.49 a roll (don't know how big the roll is).
and this weekend they doing 10% off everything as well. worth checking i think.


Homebase 200mm thick roll is only 1.48 Sq Mtrs. Would have to admit the plastic covering does make it much easier to handle - but at a price.
#22
great deal!!!! just been to merthyr and picked up 6, they had some out front, but all gone now, but there was more out back, (about 2 palletts)

bargain :thumbsup: heat added
#23
I managed to get 8 packs for £10.
What a Bargain!

There are 4 packs in one large bag at the B&Q in Exeter.The boy at the checkout only scanned the one barcode thinking it was £5 for the bag of 4 packs!
:-D
#24
monkety89
I managed to get 8 packs for £10.
What a Bargain!

There are 4 packs in one large bag at the B&Q in Exeter.The boy at the checkout only scanned the one barcode thinking it was £5 for the bag of 4 packs!
:-D


Phew! Lucky you didn't get a random receipt and goods check on leaving the store:oops:
#25
I went back and bought 3 more bags of 4 for £5 each. with a different person on checkout. everyone must just be dumb, I don't think anyone realises. other people who also bought them at other checkouts also got them cheap
#26
monkety89;3938371
I went back and bought 3 more bags of 4 for £5 each. with a different person on checkout. everyone must just be dumb, I don't think anyone realises. other people who also bought them at other checkouts also got them cheap


Wow and I thougt a fiver was cheap - £1.25 a roll - sweet!
#27
monkety89
I went back and bought 3 more bags of 4 for £5 each. with a different person on checkout. everyone must just be dumb, I don't think anyone realises. other people who also bought them at other checkouts also got them cheap


hope the poor lad dont get sacked, as if he worked in my store he would be gone :thumbsup:

hopefully know one from b and q will see this post :whistling:
#28
Just got some in Northampton. Loads left. Cheers and Heat.
#29
rail massive
hopefully know one from b and q will see this post :whistling:


I must be having an off day.......

Can someone explain what this means? I've read it a couple of times now and I'm still confused:?
:?

Al Fresco
#30
orthopod
Are you sure that this is made from recycled Glass bottles?I am not sure how glass can be recycled to insulation sheets.


On no - I meant plastic bottles - ooops!
#31
eldudereno
I'm pretty sure that all forms of insulation are fireproof these days, they can actually act as a fire barrier to stop fire from spreading.



Yes you are correct - after I bought the stuff on impulse I checked that it has all the correct approvals.
#32
Al Fresco
I must be having an off day.......

Can someone explain what this means? I've read it a couple of times now and I'm still confused:?
:?

Al Fresco


you must be :thumbsup: basically what it means, is the lad who sold them 8 rolls for a tenner may get sacked if for example the store manager of the store in question (which was mentioned) gets wind of the balls up he made up at the till, good for us, as the customer but bad for him to ensure his job security during the current financial climate we live in. :thumbsup:

simply making a valid point, :whistling:
#33
Think what he ment was you may have got your 'know' and 'no' mixed up
#34
Heat added.

Perfect, just what I needed. I thought I would check my loft insulation and it's well under insulated (80mm) :(, no wonder it's always cold in the house.

Just bought 13 rolls from large B&Q in Bury. they still have lots left.

Note! These rolls are huge, took me 3 journeys to get the 13 rolls in a Toyota Corolla Verso :D. Well worth the journey!!
#35
EDEN188
Heat added.

Perfect, just what I needed. I thought I would check my loft insulation and it's well under insulated (80mm) :(, no wonder it's always cold in the house.

Just bought 13 rolls from large B&Q in Bury. they still have lots left.

Note! These rolls are huge, took me 3 journeys to get the 13 rolls in a Toyota Corolla Verso :D. Well worth the journey!!


I also got my 7 rolls today from my local store :thumbsup:

And just so people know you can fit seven rolls in a hatchback vectra :w00t: (it is a bit tight mind!!! lol)
#36
Picked up 4 rolls from B&Q in Cardiff, around 30 rolls left.
It says on the packaging its made by knauf and A1 fire rated.

All looks good for £20
#37
rail massive
hope the poor lad dont get sacked, as if he worked in my store he would be gone :thumbsup:

hopefully know one from b and q will see this post :whistling:




English is not my first language.

I think you mean "hopefully no-one from B & Q will see this post".

It can be difficult to follow.

Al Fresco
#38
got 20 packs this morning and just about finished laying them all! Cheers tho great bargain
#39
Al Fresco
English is not my first language.

I think you mean "hopefully no-one from B & Q will see this post".

It can be difficult to follow.

Al Fresco


lol
:thumbsup:
#40
laid mine, now 400 mm thick in some places :whistling:

cant be bad for 30 quid, lets hope i see the difference now :whistling:

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