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B&Q to sell rolls of loft insulation for £1

Published: 11 February 2009
B&Q will sell a million rolls of loft insulation at just £1 a roll in what it claims is an industry first.
B&Q to sell rolls of loft insulation for £1
B&Q chief executive, Euan Sutherland, announced the deal which started today in the Kingfisher owned chain's flagship eco-store in New Malden, south London.

The deal began today, (February 11), only at the New Malden store - as part of its official opening - and will be available from all B&Q outlets from this Friday.

Mr Sutherland told diyweek.net: "We got a lot of attention when we started selling the rolls for £10 each.

"Now, as far as I'm aware this is the first time ever a roll of loft insulation has been sold for £1."

However, the deal will only last as long as the million rolls.

The rolls will be £1 and come in packs of 3, which will mean a cost of 61.3p per metre and should, according to the store, allow the average home to be insulated for under £25 and saving on average £200 a year on heating bills.

The scheme is backed by the Government's Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) scheme and is meant only for the general public.

Comments

Published prior to March 2014
By Bobchik
Concentrate on The length, meaning the length, the thickness and the density and wieght of the material. When glass wool comes of the manufacturers machine its 2 foot thick on the conveyor belt, they then compression roll it to a thinner thickness. These rolls are all [uncompressed] fresh air, the poly-bag there in probably costs more than the goods inside. Trade expert / 45 years exp.
Published prior to March 2014
By harryhound
You can get the average loft done with the power suppliers' discount for (say) 150 GBP ( free if aged over 70)BUT they expect you to clear out all that junk first.
DIY and you can move the junk around :-)
and organise suitable shelving.
BUT I need to know that the stuff is available and the size of the rolls before I drive miles to go and get it (how are your "insulation miles" as the stuff is mainly air anyway)
Published prior to March 2014
By harryhound
Published prior to March 2014
By al
try and find 1 rolls of loft insulation!
as much chance as the wining the lottery!
Published prior to March 2014
By micamart
That'll be 90p on wednesdays ,then !
"Can you carry all those, Pop?. Grip yer bus pass in yer teeth!"
Published prior to March 2014
By John Virgin

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