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Space Blanket Loft Insulation @ Wickes Buy 1 get 3 Free for £13.98

£13.98 @ Wickes
Been Looking everywhere to top up my loft insulation and this seems a good offer i think!! Unless someone can find a better deal... Space Blanket Product Code: 161206 * Size: 1… Read More
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6y, 5m agoFound 6 years, 5 months ago
Been Looking everywhere to top up my loft insulation and this seems a good offer i think!!

Unless someone can find a better deal...

Space Blanket

Product Code: 161206

* Size: 150mm(D) x 370mm(W) x 5330mm(L)

Buy 1 Get 3 Free

Wickes Loft Roll Insulation is for DIY use only. This product is subsidised under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target. It is not for use in new buildings or extensions. Further subsidies cannot be claimed by professional installers on this product. Offer limited to 100m2 per customer.

* Easy to handle - no gloves or mask required
* Quick, easy and clean to lay
* Significantly improves energy efficiency
* Can be laid over existing loft insulation
* Comes in a handy size for easy access to loft
* Reduces carbon emissions by reducing energy consumption
* Covers 1.97m2. Dimensions 150mm (D) x 370mm (W) x 5330mm (L)
* Suitable for 400m joist spacing
* Excellent thermal and acoustic properties
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#1
http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/invt/161206/Space-Blanket_large.jpg
#2
Ordered 8 thanks
#3
This stuff actually any good or a bit of a gimmick?
#4
sparky.shark
This stuff actually any good or a bit of a gimmick?

Of course it is a bit of a giimick,
You spend £13.98 for 4 roles and it magically reduces your heating bills.
Great gimmick!
#5
Thanks, great timing, was just saying to OH we needed to get this for our new house. Just need to find somewhere to store it till we move, lol
#6
happychappy
sparky.shark
This stuff actually any good or a bit of a gimmick?
Of course it is a bit of a giimick, You spend £13.98 for 4 roles and it magically reduces your heating bills.Great gimmick!

I'll avoid then :) buy the real stuff. Note these come in 100mm > 300mm.
1 Like #7
shopaholic8
Thanks, great timing, was just saying to OH we needed to get this for our new house. Just need to find somewhere to store it till we move, lol
In the loft?
3 Likes #8
^^ He only asked, no need to be a div :| I can see why he asked the question, I'll hopefully offer a more constructive answer. Its much easier to lay BUT coverage wise its probably not as good value as the "traditional" rolls (which are more like 3 of these in one).

I got 18 of the £1 deal rolls earlier this year, horrible stuff to put down but a shower fixes that, was expectign to see a huge difference but as I was topping up the old stuff its not made much difference at all...... so unless you have none at the mo, dont expect to be boiled alive.
#9
Is this suitable as insulation for a new extension in the roof space ?


Edited By: romeospadre on Nov 25, 2010 13:35
#10
Been picking 4 of these each time I've been to Wickes for the last couple of weeks. Using for temporary insulation - will be a lot easier to move / repurpose when I get around to finishing the loft.

Note of caution - make sure they actually ring it in in multiples of 4 as it's the 4th one that triggers the price reduction. Had to go back when I spotted they'd only rung in 3 instead of 4 and charged me 3 times too much!
#11
Think B&Q were doing it for £3.00 each when i was in last week, Didnt have many left then.

Still a good price,
#12
thanks for the post - will top up current insulation nicely. heat added.
1 Like #13
No gimmick, just slightly more expensive than conventional due to it's ease of laying; and it really is a doddle compared to exposed insulation.
Have used it on two lofts, although the thicker stuff (250mm) should be used if bare, 150mm is more suited as a top up over tired/thin existing.

Homebase have much the same deal, if nearer, where 4 would cost just £2 more:
http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=20001&partNumber=459236&c_2=2|cat_16849207|Insulation|14113424&c_1=1|category_root|Building+and+Hardware|16849207
#14
sparky.shark
happychappy
[quote=sparky.shark]


I'll avoid then :) buy the real stuff. Note these come in 100mm > 300mm.


I want to put the insulation in 2 layers, 100 mm & 170 mm. Website only shows the 150 mm thick ones. Any idea if the 100 mm ones are available in store?
#15
yea these are tiny compared to most that sell them... you can usually find deals on them also like £1 per roll etc.. even the npower £3 per roll DELIVERED is better.. http://www.npower.com/web/diyloftinsulation/index.htm
#16
The b&q deal isn't online that I can see but quite a while ago I managed to get quite a few when it was a quid a roll. Still need some more though, so might be worth a trip to see if its in store only deal.

While on the topic of insulation, has anyone installed the insulated timber loft board? Can it just be put down to rest on top of the existing joists or does it need to be screwed down to something? I just want a platform to put "junk" on in the loft, so not looking to walk around on it or have much weight.
#17
Currently £3 a roll at B&Q
#18
Once again, Northern Ireland left out in the cold :(
#19
On another note
frakison
^^ He only asked, no need to be a div :| I can see why he asked the question, I'll hopefully offer a more constructive answer. Its much easier to lay BUT coverage wise its probably not as good value as the "traditional" rolls (which are more like 3 of these in one).I got 18 of the £1 deal rolls earlier this year, horrible stuff to put down but a shower fixes that, was expectign to see a huge difference but as I was topping up the old stuff its not made much difference at all...... so unless you have none at the mo, dont expect to be boiled alive.

Yep! It was a simply enough question, with so much crap out there that states x y & z and doesn't deliver. Thanks for the explanation.

On another note does anyone know how to insulate concrete floors. We have concrete floors underlay and carpet. But still can feel the cold :(
#20
I have spot lights upstairs and the lights protrude from the loft. I think some of the lights are covered by the existing insulation. Is this correct or is it meant to go on top the insulation? Those lights & transformers get very hot!
1 Like #21
dregan
Once again, Northern Ireland left out in the cold :(

Not true - Wickes now deliver to Northern Ireland, and its free delivery if the order is over £45. Have just placed an order for 16 rolls!

:)
#22
This deal at homebase looks the best at the moment IMO. For £10 it covers [email protected] 4 of these space blankets will only cover [email protected]

Edited By: PeteBest on Nov 25, 2010 17:56
#23
as a electrician for 25 years i can tell you its very bad news covering low voltage in particular spotlights.low volt lights produce lots of heat .you should leave a 10 inch disc around any light protruding into the loft.if this cant be done fire hoods are available or aluminium shields which go across the joists.
regarding insulation i have just bought homebases knauf 170mm insulation 2 big rolls for a tenner.they have lots of different thicknesses on buy i get one free.they even do a eco version made of recycled bottles.
#24
billcavanagh
dregan
Once again, Northern Ireland left out in the cold :(


Not true - Wickes now deliver to Northern Ireland, and its free delivery if the order is over £45. Have just placed an order for 16 rolls!

:)


What the balls! It wouldn't recognise my postcode as valid, so I assumed the worst. On this like stink!
#25
escortrs2000
as a electrician for 25 years i can tell you its very bad news covering low voltage in particular spotlights.low volt lights produce lots of heat .you should leave a 10 inch disc around any light protruding into the loft.if this cant be done fire hoods are available or aluminium shields which go across the joists.regarding insulation i have just bought homebases knauf 170mm insulation 2 big rolls for a tenner.they have lots of different thicknesses on buy i get one free.they even do a eco version made of recycled bottles.

I'll have a look at some point tomorrow. I don't recall any shields and agree they get hot very quick and output a lot of heat in the process.

What about electrical cables? I guess that's safe enough, plenty of those in the loft also.
2 Likes #26
I install loft insulation for a living. Don't buy this stuff. It doesn't expand properly, isn't a good price (it's only a single third width of a normal roll) and tends to sweat. And it doesn't 'butt' up (line up) properly.

Get your insulation from 'NPower'. The rolls are FULL width and are only £3 a roll, DELIVERED!!

http://www.npower.com/web/diyloftinsulation/index.htm
#27
Will pick up a few of these tomorrow - we use our loft a lot and the traditional evil yellow stuff that N-Power are selling doesn't do much for the lungs, so we've boarded over it all and just want to replace around the edges where it isn't boarded, this would be perfect.
#28
escortrs2000
as a electrician for 25 years i can tell you its very bad news covering low voltage in particular spotlights.low volt lights produce lots of heat .you should leave a 10 inch disc around any light protruding into the loft.if this cant be done fire hoods are available or aluminium shields which go across the joists.
regarding insulation i have just bought homebases knauf 170mm insulation 2 big rolls for a tenner.they have lots of different thicknesses on buy i get one free.they even do a eco version made of recycled bottles.


Any chance of a link to these products as I'm looking to re-do the loft insulation before Chirstmas. Are there any dodgy cheap version to look out for or do they all do the same job ?
#29
Some decent guidelines on the npower site.



Edited By: NotMyRealName on Nov 25, 2010 21:35: Fixed Hyperlink
1 Like #30
NotMyRealName
escortrs2000
as a electrician for 25 years i can tell you its very bad news covering low voltage in particular spotlights.low volt lights produce lots of heat .you should leave a 10 inch disc around any light protruding into the loft.if this cant be done fire hoods are available or aluminium shields which go across the joists.regarding insulation i have just bought homebases knauf 170mm insulation 2 big rolls for a tenner.they have lots of different thicknesses on buy i get one free.they even do a eco version made of recycled bottles.
Any chance of a link to these products as I'm looking to re-do the loft insulation before Chirstmas. Are there any dodgy cheap version to look out for or do they all do the same job ?

http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=20001&partNumber=284014&Trail=searchtext>INSULATION

http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=20001&partNumber=790810&Trail=searchtext>INSULATION
#31
Thanks, I meant the ones to cover the spotlights.
1 Like #32
re the spotlights in the loft space b and q sell metal boxes to go over them......and wiring should be above the insulation......not that I have bothered of course...I hate the loft....gotta get the xmas cr...stuff down soon....I like that insulation but u canna beat the n power to the door deal!
#33
Yep, npower stuff looks good might use that to top up what I've already got.
#34
Just to add to what people have said - the npower offer is far better. Works out at 79p per sq metre vs the £1.78 per sq metre of this wickes offer. The only nice thing of the space roll is you're less likely to itch at the end of the job. NPower price also includes delivery (these rolls are big - a focus will carry three or four max!), goggles and gloves.
#35
dregan
billcavanagh
dregan
Once again, Northern Ireland left out in the cold :(


Not true - Wickes now deliver to Northern Ireland, and its free delivery if the order is over £45. Have just placed an order for 16 rolls!

:)


What the balls! It wouldn't recognise my postcode as valid, so I assumed the worst. On this like stink!


Order Cancellation
Dear Mr dregan,

Thank you for placing an order with Wickes.

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the following item(s) from your order 518546 placed 26-11-2010 13:47.


Boo :(
#36
I quite like the spaceblanket, used it before.

Just bought 28 rolls of the 200mm stuff from Focus of all places.
At present it's buy 1 get 3 free so at £11.99 for 4, it's good value.
Take your Dad down with his over 60 card and you get another 10% off.
Fill in some tat marketing form too and you another 4 quid off.

Net result, 28 rolls of 200mm spaceblanket £71.54 - that's £2.56 a roll.

In terms of it not butting up, it's designed to roll out between ceiling rafters realy, so that's not an issue. I however am going to lay it accross the existing insulation so will pack it nice and tightly together.
And as far as sweating is concerned, if your loft has adequate ventilation, moisture won't be an issue.
And as far as it being a gimmic, consider that it's the R value of the insulation that counts and 200mm of glass fiber insulation will give (there or there abouts) the same insulation as that of any other, regardless of brand. The foil however will help prevent radiant heat loss (think of foil backed plasterboard) and thus improve it's insulative properties compared to that of bog standard rockwool etc.

Each to their own however :o)

Cheers, Whirl.
#37
You must not cover spots or transformers with insulation, this poses a fire risk. You should leave a gap around uninsulated. Many builders merchants sell metal protectors you can insulate up to if unsure.

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