Building an eco-friendly loft conversion has a huge number of benefits – these include saving you money in the long run. Energy efficiency ensures that you are making the most of any energy that you use, which in turn reduces the amount of energy you need to make your home comfortable. If you choose to take the greenest option, and even want to create your own power you can actually start selling electricity back to the power grid.
Reduce your heating costs
The average house loses 26% of its heat through the roof, 18% through the windows, 12% through draughts, and 22-38% through the walls themselves. Applying good insulation to your loft can massively reduce your heating costs and your home’s CO2 output.
An eco loft conversion uses organic insulation, triple-glazed windows, and a range of other green building materials to make your home as efficient as possible and reduce the amount of heat that you lose. The size of your reduction depends on how green your loft conversion is, so while a more eco-friendly option may cost more upfront it will save you money on your household bills for the lifetime of the materials.
Reduce your lighting costs
Our green loft conversions use the natural angles of the house to maximise natural light. When there’s no natural light available, we then offer a range of low-energy lighting including LEDs to give you the ambience you need without using a lot of energy.
Make a money with your loft conversion
A loft conversion can add tens of thousands of pounds to the value of your house, but that’s not the only way you can make money from your conversion. If you choose to add a renewable energy source onto your home during your loft conversion, you can actually start to make money on a regular basis. When you install your wind turbine or solar panels, you just need to add an Ofgem accredited generation meter to see how much electricity you are producing. You will then need to put an agreement in place with your network operator. Each operator has their own terms and conditions, but a feed-in tariff has been established. The amount that you receive depends on how much energy you create and the type of renewable energy you’re supplying.
Not every big energy company buys electricity, but most of the large ones that programmes relating to their Renewables Obligations. You usually need to be a customer of the energy provider to sell your supply back to them, so check with your existing electricity company before going elsewhere.