Loft and Cavity Insulation Technician

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A loft and cavity insulation technician works as part of a team insulating the walls of new and existing buildings, and laying loft insulation to meet industry safety standards and customer requirements.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries are around £7.50 to £8.00 an hour rising to around £10.00 an hour after training. With experience this can rise to around £14.00 an hour. You can also earn commission and bonuses on top of this. Some companies also provide a van.

Self-employed cavity wall insulators are paid by the square metre and tender for the contracts in competition with rival insulating firms.


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Getting In

Vacancies are with energy companies and small insulation companies. Look for jobs in the local press, in Jobcentre Plus offices and on the 'Find a job' service on the GOV.UK website.

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On



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