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My attic has been converted into two bedrooms, I have a normal staircase leading up to it. I have 4 hatches around the side walls. Inside these hatches I have noticed,due to the wind and chills, that there is no insulation whatsoever on the underside of my roof tiles. What should I be using to insulte this and what are the legal requirements and regs. ie spacing for ventillation? Do i also need to board over whatever I use to insulate this area.Any help would be greatly appreciated as i have a roll of rockwool and was going to use this and hold it in with sheets of wood. Is this wrong?
i would like to add that the conversion was signed off and certificated but was done before myself and the previous owners lived there. It must be 15 years ago.
Once i've used kingspan or celotex does this then require boarding over or plasterboarding?
We have a bedroom above an unheated garage which leaves the floor cold, especially during the winter. The garage ceiling is plasterboard, and has had wood pulp insulation blown between the rafters. The bedroom floor is still cold, the overall temperature in the room is OK but about 3C cooler that elsewhere upstairs. Would putting thermal foil under the carpet and underlay be a cure? If not any ideas would be most welcome.
the best way to cure condensation in upstairs bedroom, no cavity walls so struggling with moisture and mould appearing on outside walls in winter
What 5-10 key things can people do to help cut costs and save energy in the home? What tricks of the trade do you know that no-one else does?
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Our house has sloping ceilings to all the upstairs rooms. The horizontal ceiling accounts for around 40% of the total ceiling area and is insulated with glass fibre between the joists, accessed via the loft hatch.
However, this leaves a lot of uninsulated sloping ceilings with little room (around 5 inches) between the plasterboard and the roof tiles. The only access to these voids is by peering down at 45 degrees, once you are in the main loft space.
I must be losing a lot of heat via the sloping ceilings. How can I insulate these sloping spaces between the rafters whilst allowing for sufficient ventilation? I should mention that I'm not keen on insulating from inside the bedrooms. The ideal scenario is to find a way that allows me to insulate from above but still keeping ventilation to the roof space and avoiding condensation...
...and I don't want to do the work myself!
Damp on bedroom ceiling after loft insulation only on the curved area. How do I insulate the empty cavity. Do I need more ventilation on my roof. Do all roofs need ventilation or do some roofs breathe round the tiles. So I have been told.
I had loft insulation done and it is has caused terrible condensation in the loft which has led to damp in the bedrooms. Could somebody tell me if the insulation should be pushed right up to the eaves in the loft please?
I have a 2 bed Victorian terrace; what is the best way to soundproof the walls, that doesn't take up too much space and isn't too expensive
The ceilings are 2.56m high with the walls approx 3m wide
Just bought a property and the garage above which is a bedroom with ensuite does not have a "fireproof" ceiling.
I want to remedy to this as soon as possible of course. What is the best option to have the ceiling to fire safety standards and how much does this normally cost? (garage is about 5.5 meters long by 3.5 meters wide and there is 1 lamp in the middle of it)
PS: I know the ceiling is not to fire safety standards because it was pointed out in the survey we had conducted before buying the property
We recently had our property checked to see if we had Cavity wall insulation, we don’t, however we were told it would classed as a ‘hard to treat’ case as there is rubble at the bottom (from previous owners or from when the home was built) we are having issues with mould and condensation mainly in upstairs bedroom, purchased dehumidifier and have the windows open as often as possible, we have only been here a few months so slowly saving to have EVERYTHING replaced, double glazing, insulation, new roof, boiler you name it!! My question is can anyone advise an estimate of how much to clear the cavity and then have insulation and will this help with our mould problem?
Thanks in advance! I
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