B&Q has announced it is selling a million rolls of loft insulation for £1 a roll from Friday 13 February 2009. The offer, available at all B&Q stores throughout England, Scotland and Wales has been made possible with support from British Gas. With the average loft requiring 22 rolls to become fully insulated, it is estimated that those who snap up the offer could reduce their heating bills by around £205 a year. A million rolls could insulate 45,000 homes – that’s a saving to the British public of over £9 million.
Phil Bentley, Managing Director of British Gas said: “We are very proud to support B&Q’s cheapest ever offer making loft insulation more affordable and helping householders make big savings on their energy bills. With £1 in every £4 spent on heating an un-insulated home being wasted, this is a great opportunity to save money and help reduce your impact on the environment.”
Euan Sutherland, CEO, B&Q and Kingfisher UK Division comments: “We’ve just experienced the worst cold snap for many years and with money tight people are looking for ways to keep warm and save money. As far as I’m aware this is the first time ever a roll of loft insulation has been sold for £1. If you want one though, you’ll have to be quick because there’s only a million rolls available at this price and once they’re gone they’re gone.”
The £1 roll forms part of a three-roll triple pack “DIY loft insulation” and is a fraction of the usual retail cost thanks to British Gas and the CERT funding scheme. CERT funding means this offer is only available to retail customers. It is not available to trade customers, professional installers or for those involved in the construction of new builds.