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The Top 15 Loft Insulation Removal Frequently Asked Questions: A Comprehensive Guide

1. Why should I remove old loft insulation?

Old loft insulation can become less effective over time due to factors like compression, moisture damage, and contamination. Removing it allows for the installation of new, more efficient insulation, improving your home's energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

2. How can I tell if my loft insulation needs to be removed?

Signs that your loft insulation may need removal include:

  • Reduced Effectiveness: Increased energy bills or noticeable drafts.
  • Moisture and Mold: Presence of moisture, mold, or mildew.
  • Pest Infestation: Evidence of rodents or insects in the insulation.
  • Physical Deterioration: Insulation that is crumbling, compacted, or damaged.

3. What are the health risks associated with old loft insulation?

Old insulation, especially fiberglass, can pose health risks due to:

  • Dust and Particles: Inhaling dust and particles can cause respiratory issues.
  • Mold and Mildew: Can exacerbate allergies and asthma.
  • Pest Droppings: Rodent droppings can carry diseases.

4. Can I remove loft insulation myself?

Yes, DIY removal is possible, but it involves health risks and physical challenges. Proper safety equipment (e.g., gloves, masks, protective clothing) and careful handling are crucial to avoid exposure to harmful particles and contaminants.

5. What equipment do I need for DIY loft insulation removal?

For DIY removal, you will need:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Gloves, masks, goggles, and protective clothing.
  • Tools: Utility knife, large plastic bags, dustpan, and brush or a vacuum designed for hazardous materials.
  • Lighting: Headlamp or portable work lights to ensure visibility in the loft.

6. How should I dispose of the old insulation?

Old insulation should be bagged in heavy-duty plastic bags and disposed of according to local regulations. Some types of insulation may require special disposal methods due to hazardous materials.

7. What are the benefits of hiring a professional for loft insulation removal?

Professionals offer:

  • Safety: Proper handling of hazardous materials and avoidance of health risks.
  • Efficiency: Quick and thorough removal with appropriate equipment.
  • Disposal: Proper disposal of old insulation in compliance with regulations.

8. How much does professional loft insulation removal cost?

Costs vary based on the size of the loft, type of insulation, and extent of contamination. On average, homeowners might expect to pay between £475 to £1,275 for professional removal services.

9. How long does it take to remove loft insulation?

The time required depends on the loft's size and the insulation type. Typically, a professional team can complete the job in 1-2 days for an average-sized loft.

10. Does removing loft insulation affect home insurance?

Generally, home insurance policies are not affected by insulation removal. However, it’s advisable to inform your insurer about significant home improvements or changes.

11. Can I install new insulation immediately after removing the old one?

Yes, but it’s essential to ensure the loft is clean and free from moisture, mold, or pests before installing new insulation. Professionals often offer cleaning services as part of the removal process.

12. What types of new insulation can I consider after removal?

Consider energy-efficient and eco-friendly options such as:

  • Blown-in Cellulose Insulation
  • Fiberglass Batt Insulation
  • Mineral Wool Insulation

13. How do I prepare my home for loft insulation removal?

Prepare your home by:

  • Clearing the Loft: Remove stored items to allow easy access.
  • Protecting Living Areas: Use plastic sheeting to cover furniture and floors below the loft hatch.
  • Ventilation: Ensure good ventilation to disperse any dust or particles.

14. What should I look for in a professional insulation removal company?

Choose a company that:

  • Is Certified: Look for certifications and accreditations.
  • Has Experience: Check their track record and customer reviews.
  • Offers Comprehensive Services: Including removal and cleaning.
  • Provides Clear Quotes: Ensure transparent pricing with no hidden costs.

15. Is there financial assistance available for loft insulation removal?

Check for government grants or schemes like ECO4, which may cover part or all of the cost for eligible households, particularly those in fuel poverty or with specific health conditions.

Latest 5 star Google customer reviews
Peter Roberts
2 months ago

I highly recommend these guys who recently helped us clear and clean out our loft in Newcastle after we had rodents in. They removed old junk and the old insulation then cleaned up the rodent droppings and hoovered the loft out. They were very friendly, made sure no dust and dirt got into our home and cleaned up after themselves. We are elderly people so we couldn't do this but they did everything in half a day. We tried all over to get someone to do the works for us but these guys were the only ones to come out and give us a qoute. Would use again if we ever have another rodent problem.

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alan young
2 months ago

Great job by these guys.
Emptied all the old insulation out of our loft.
Would highly recommend.

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Jackie Marie Townsend
25 days ago

We used this company a couple of days ago and are really impressed with the overall service provided. The lads were here almost 4 and a half hours completely clearing the loft and cleaning it afterwards. They used coverings on the stairs and landing to keep the carpet clean. Our loft looks like a new loft now and we didn't realise just how big it is with all the rubbish removed. Great set of lads, would highly recommend this company. 👍

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Louise McInnes
25 days ago

Fantastic service by the team of lads that came to remove my old insulation. They also removed old wood that was there at a very reasonable price and made sure there was no mess. Turned up when they said they would, very polite and professional. Would definitely recommend.

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We remove all types of loft insulation


  • Mineral Wool
  • Loose
  • Fibreglass
  • Sheep's Wool
  • Blown-In
  • Vermiculite
  • Cellulose
  • Spray Foam
  • Rodent Infested Insulation
  • Water Damaged
  • Verminous
  • Hazardous
  • Pest Control Loft Cleaning
  • Rodent/Pest/Pigeon Feces


Our post loft insulation removal cleaning services


Keeping your loft clean and organized is crucial for maintaining a healthy and efficient home environment. Our professional loft cleaning services are designed to address all your attic cleaning needs, ensuring a pristine and clutter-free space.

Our experienced team is committed to delivering top-notch service with meticulous attention to detail.

Here's what we offer:

Comprehensive Dust and Debris Removal: We thoroughly clean and remove dust, dirt, and debris, leaving your loft spotless.

Pest Infestation Cleanup: Our team handles pest infestations, removing nests and droppings to ensure a safe and sanitary loft.

Clutter Organization: We help sort and organize stored items, making your loft more functional and accessible.

Sanitization and Disinfection: We sanitize and disinfect surfaces to eliminate germs and allergens, promoting a healthier home.

Trust us to transform your loft into a clean, organized, and healthy space, enhancing the overall comfort and value of your home.