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Chalet drafty floors - insulate?

Discussion in 'Building' started by welsford46, 12 Feb 2008.

  1. welsford46

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    Hi

    My 1960s chalet house is always a struggle to get warm.

    I've done insulation everywhere but I've noticed that the ceiling/floor void is really cold and draugty - I assume this is because the floors are open to the eaves which themselves are open to outside.

    Is it sensible to insulate the floor/ceiling void at the point where it meets the internal eaves wall - or will this store up problems in the future? I was thinking of using fibreglass insulation

    Thanks fo any help
     
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    Don't suppose anyone's got an answer to this yet?
     
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    Well, that`s exactly what I`ve done ..in a house that`s the same as yours......style/age :idea: and I still get enough air movement in the Roof voids ;) . The only problems I forsee will be the poxy beauracrats and HIPS :rolleyes: when it`s sold .........and that`ll be by my kids after I`m carried out of here :eek:
     
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    Thanks Nige..I suspect I'm going to be crawling through the eaves this weekend stuffing fibreglass under the floorboards. Afterall if it was a conventional house there wouldn't be ventilation in the floorboards on the 1st floor would there?
     
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    absolutely.......and mine is built so the wallplate carrying the roof is on the outer skin of the cavity wall......unusual, and bloody freezing when first built in the late 50`s. draught up the cavity etc..No heating other than 1 open fire...interesting is the 15 yr.old extension. they didn`t get the insulation in the right places there :rolleyes: I mostly worked in building maintenance so I`m used to fixing others mistakes ;) . think you`ll find a difference when you`ve done it. I love the old place it`s got a 2 storey hall with a small galleried landing round 3 sides.......waste of space, but a nice feature in my opinion.
     
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