insulation

  1. C

    Bathroom ceiling condensation

    Hi all, first-time poster here, so apologies in advance for any missteps! Here's the issue: I'm experiencing large water spots on my bathroom ceiling during winter months, likely due to condensation. The details: - The unit is on the top (3rd) floor of a triple-decker, right below the roof...
  2. J

    Room above garage - odd suspended floor & insulation

    Hi All, Looking for some guidance. Our property has a side extension with a bedroom above a garage. We've recently topped up the loft insulation and fixed a leaky window which has helped, but the room still has a cold floor (almost like a heat sink) so doesn't stay as warm for long enough...
  3. D

    150MM PIR on wall?

    Hello new regs states 150mm insulation on walls which are external...... normally when it used to be 50mm pir, I would use a 50mm timbers and cut off pir insulation in between... Now it is 150mm, how do we put this on the wall? Can't exactly stick them on... Thanks
  4. MattyP182

    Insulating room in roof

    Hi all, We live in a chalet style house where the bedrooms are essentially in the roof. The bedroom walls are stud with uninsulated plasterboard. The studs are visible from the eaves side of the wall and would seem easy enough to put some flexible batt insulation in here, was thinking wood...
  5. G

    Insulating outbuilding

    I have a 4.3m x 3.4m outbuilding, single skin block & some brick. Floor has DPM under concrete, I’ve also done a DPL round corners & then self level. I have also gone round an drilled plenty of air vents. The plan: I have got plenty of 2x1 batten lengths so batten around room (DPM behind &...
  6. O

    Loft storage PIR - 5cm between rafter + 10cm between joists

    Hi, I'd like to board my loft and use it for storage and I'd like to move my combi boiler from the bedroom to the loft, to gain some space. I'd like to replace the current loft insulation with PIR to gain some height: 191cm is the highest point from the top of the joists to the rafters. I'd also...
  7. B

    Loft gable end window insulation

    Hi all, Recently moved into a house with a window in the loft. It’s in the gable end wall, and other than the glass looking past it’s best, it is great for natural light in the loft space. I’m currently insulating the loft floor and whilst measuring up started to wonder if the area around...
  8. M

    Advice regarding insulating loft above integrated garage conversion

    Hi all, I moved into a 25 year old house a couple of years ago and am thinking about future improvements I can make. The house originally had an integrated double garage. This has been converted to a single garage,and a dining room (which we rarely use in the winter for reasons that will...
  9. I

    Roofing/insulation disaster - advice needed

    I will try to be as concise as possible. See photos for context Jan 2023 - re-roof with existing stone slates, fitting of felt, fitting of velux windows, cost of £6000 Jan - April 2023 - always been an attic room in this house, no insulation so I knocked the lath and lime ceiling down. Then...
  10. samiebon1

    Insulating bay window with adjacent piers

    Hi all (first post), I'm looking at insulating our ground floor bay window and have scoured pages to look for a similar arrangement to ours. The bay window has adjacent 'piers' (walls) at the end of the curve, I'm wondering whether I should/need to also strip the plaster back on these walls as...
  11. Michaela97

    Asbestos? Dupre Vermiculite Limited Micafil insulation

    Hi all, curious to know if anyone had experience with Dupre Vermiculite limited micafil insulation in the 1980/90s. Noticed a few bag of the stuff in my loft and got it tested to make sure it wasn’t contaminated. Though noticed the standard uk testing isn’t the best. Apparently the company was...
  12. E

    Cupboard insulation

    Hi, in a loft cupboard I have a wall that looks poorly insulated. I'm wondering what the easiest and cheapest option is to improve it? I'm a basic DIYer and paying a builder in London to do the job would probably be more expensive than the energy it'll save over 50 years... so I should do...
  13. M

    Should I completely re-insulate loft?

    Hi all, First off - I've read the pinned condensation in loft thread and I reckon that answers my condensation / insulation related questions but have 3 Qs for those more experienced than me! I live in a Victorian terrace and I'm getting issues with condensation damp on my bedroom ceiling and...
  14. M

    Fixing insulated plasterboard to vaulted ceiling

    I’m currently installing lats to attach my insulated plasterboard to and wondered what spacings I should use. For contexts I have under-boarded the rafters with 100mm insulation. Now attaching lats (1x2) to the rafters through the insulation with 200mm screws. The insulated plasterboard is...
  15. M

    Damp ceiling

    Hi everyone, hoping someone would provide some guidance if possible. In my house one of the bedrooms gets a bad damp problem from condensation, this looks to be the worst I’ve seen it. It was built in the 1950’s, there has been insulation laid in the attic, only on the ceiling level which I...
  16. S

    Home insulation on sloping ceiling - is this ok?

    Is this ok? I ripped down an old lath and plaster ceiling (immedately regretted it) firstly doing an Asbestos Test via online lab - that was clear. Then put insulation straight over joists like this with 48MM thk insulation, and foam glue onto the walls (c. 5mm thk foam bead) : left air gap...
  17. S

    Insulating 1960's bungalow dormer bedroom and loft

    Hi, Looking for some advice and comments on insulating an old 1960's bungalow, specifically the loft area which has been split and one side converted into a dormer room. Essentially one side is the old loft area, and the other was converted and is the older style dormer room (pic attached). I...
  18. KDragon

    Unidentified leak

    I've had my loft insulated and boarded recently to turn into a loft room. It's only been 5 months and I now have this brown sticky substance coming out but only in one place. I've cut a hole in the new boarding to see what's going on but it feels quite dry. We have a newish roof without any...
  19. F

    Alcove bookcases on external wall with damp issue

    Hi all, looking for some advice on a new project I am hoping to get done this month.... I'm planning to build some some built in bookcases in the alcoves in our dining room (see attached pics plus one of the kind of thing I am thinking). The main issue is it's an end of terrace wall which...
  20. H

    Internally insulation log cabin - condensation

    I'm actually in Sweden but I'm a brit so thought I'd try on this forum. We have an old (150 yr old) log cabin which I am renovating, currently insulating the upstairs. 2 x 4 stud walls with 100mm celotex between studs, VCL, then 50mm Celotex over studs. The walls are very uneven so there is a...
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