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Bay Window Single Skinned Wall

Discussion in 'Building' started by fisher2008, 11 Nov 2009.

  1. fisher2008

    fisher2008

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    Hi

    I have a bay window upstairs and downstairs in my house, but the upstairs is a single skinned wall beneath it, I therefore get mold from the condensation building up there.

    I want to try and insulate it and was thinking of making a timber frame and lining with celotex or something.

    My question is though what can I cover the framing with, would normally be plasterboard but as it is a curve I believe this will be difficult, any ideas??

    Any other pointers would be much appreciated
     
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    quite a simple solution , just cut the back of the plasterboard every 2" top to bottom and it will go into a curve,
     
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    is it a n old house ? tongue and grove cladding might look OK and could probably be curved around ?
     
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    leave the plasterboard over something of a similar radius or just lent against a wall in a garage or covered outside area for a day or two, it will soon bend to shape.
     
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    Is it definitely a brick wall? Ours has a timber frame wall with roof tiles clad on the outside.
     
  7. fisher2008

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    Hi

    Yes it is a brick wall, I have asked neighbours about theirs.

    Good idea about leaving plaster board like this

    Going to try and do this next week to see if I can solve it

    thanks everyone
     
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    Go for it, don't forget the floorspace.

    Did this on a house in Derby in the early 90s - it HALVED the gas bill.
     
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