Do I need floor insulation?
Insulating your floor means adding an insulating material beneath the floorboards. Doing this will reduce heat escaping through the floor and into the ground. Nearly 15% of heat is lost from a house via this route. Insulation also acts as an aid to prevent draughts coming up through the floorboards. You can increase the insulation properties of your house by insulating the gaps between the skirting boards and the floor which will also help in reducing draughts from the outside elements.
Floor insulation is generally carried out when putting a new floor in place but do not worry as most floors can be retrofitted with insulating materials. Carrying this out will make significant savings on your heating bills.