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How to

Insulate
your Attic
With Isover G3 Touch
mineral wool insulation
In easy to follow steps
View our
installation
video:
INTRODUCTION OUR PRODUCTS

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recommends

Many homes already have If there is already attic


So you want to insulate your some insulation between the insulation in place between
attic? It’s easy with Isover! joists. If your attic insulation
is in poor condition, it is
your joists, the easiest option
is to use Heatshield Top
We have created this simple If you insulate your attic advisable to remove this and Up insulation roll. This is a
and easy guide to help with Isover you could: replace with new insulation. high thermal performance
you insulate your attic in Isover Spacesaver Attic Floor insulation in 140mm thickness.
• Prevent 30% heat loss
just a few easy steps. insulation roll is available It can be rolled out across
through your roof
in solid and pre-cut rolls the joists, so it’s really easy
Did you know that 30% of • Save 20% on your and quick to install.
heat lost from your home to suit common joist sizes.
annual heating bills
could be through your roof? We recommended at least: Adding Heatshield Top
• Earn back the cost of 100mm thickness between the Up gives an extra 140mm
One of the easiest installation in just 3 years joists - this is your first layer. of extra insulation above
ways to save heat and existing material - and
money this winter is to • Reduce your carbon
emissions becomes your second layer.
insulate your attic.
• Improve your indoor
air quality
OUR PRODUCTS CHECKLIST

Insulation
between and
over joists
Isover insulation
1 between joists
2 Second layer of Isover
1 2 insulation cross
laid over joists

Understanding 1st Layer:


Before you begin - here’s a checklist…
Thermal 100mm Spacesaver
= 0.043 W/mK
Do you have:
Performance Plus 2nd Layer: • Secure stairs or ladder • Pipes and tank
The current building to your attic insulation covers
140mm Heatshield
regulations require a U value = 0.035 W/mK • Board or plank to stand • Ventilation points –
of 0.16 for attic floors. The U on - don’t stand between check the eaves to find
Value is defined as the rate Gives you… joists as your foot may the ventilation grills
at which heat is lost - and
the lower the U Value, the
U Value of 0.15 go through the ceiling!
• Protective clothing - face
better it is for your home. …which exceeds current
mask and gloves
building regulations!
• Lighting source in your
attic - but if you have
run a cable, please make
sure that it’s secured and
doesn’t cause a trip hazard
STEP 1 HOW MUCH
DO YOU NEED? STEP 2 WHAT TOOLS
DO YOU NEED?

Width
Depth

Next, you will need to work out how


many rolls of insulation you need You will need…
• Check joists - do you have any existing insulation in your attic? • A sharp insulation knife
• What size are your joists? Measure depth and width. • Goggles
Typically joists are 100mm deep and 600mm wide. • Measuring tape
• Simply measure the width and depth of your house and log • Brush handle
onto www.isover.ie to use our handy insulation calculator.
• Pipe insulation
• Downlighter or socket boxes
• Cold water tank jacket
• Isover insulation
STEP 3 CABLES, SOCKETS
AND DOWNLIGHTERS STEP 4 FIRST
LAYER

Treat sockets and downlighters with a socket box and For the first layer of insulation, lift your insulation through
remember to leave a 75mm gap around the cable, where the attic hatch - whilst keeping the packaging on.
these cables can’t be lifted above the insulation. Then cut the insulation to match the width of your joists.
Finally for this step: Starting at the end furthest away from
the attic door, simply roll and friction fit between the joists.

Use the handle of a brush or


something similar to push the
!
insulation into “hard to reach”
places - but take care not to
compress the insulation.
STEP 5 VENTILATION STEP 6 WATER TANK
AND PIPES

It’s important to ensure your attic space is well-ventilated Once the first layer is completed, you should put on
to prevent a build up of moisture and condensation. the tank cover and make it secure with tape.
For this purpose, we recommend that you leave Then, put on the pipe covers and seal with a
a gap of 50mm between the roofing membrane tape - such as our Vario Multi-tape SL.
and the insulation at eaves of the roof .

Don’t put insulation under the water


!
tank! This is best practice to avoid water
tank freezing in low temperatures.
STEP 7 WALKWAY STEP 8 TOP UP LAYER

It’s a good idea to put a walkway to your tank. When your 1st layer is complete you are
You can do this by: ready for the top up layer.
• Securing timber across the joists Open Heatshield roll and roll out in the opposite direction
across the joists. ensure you join each layer and leave no gaps
• Laying the top of layer of insulation between them
• Then laying a walkable wood board on top
STEP 9 ATTIC HATCH STEP 10 INSTALLATION MOVIE &
TECHNICAL SUPPORT

You can view our easy to Need some help? Do you


follow Attic Insulation have a question? Contact
Your attic hatch can be For extra protection - use
movie by scanning the our technical team:
simply insulated by making a draft seal tape around
QR code below with 1800 744 480
a bag filled with insulation, the door surround to
your smart phone: tech.ie@saint-gobain.com
preferably using vapour create an airtight seal.
membrane. You can use Exit carefully and adjust View our
Isover Vario membrane filled installation
the bag in the right place. video:
with leftover insulation.
Place it over the attic hatch. Close the hatch and you are
done! Your attic is insulated!
Alternatively, go to:
www.isover.ie
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