insulation advice and grants when you dont have cavities

14 Aug 2006
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We are currently decorating 2 upstairs bedrooms in our 1900's detatched cottage. After taking the wallpaper off, half the plaster fell off (lime plaster) so we are taking it off to re-plaster them completely. As the end bedroom has 3 outside walls and colder than the other bedroom (and obviously has no wall cavities), we have been advised it may be worth insulating the walls while the rooms are stripped bare to the brickwork with foam insulated backed plaster board, then skim it.

I have looked into government grants which seem to apply to lofts and cavity insulted walls in modern houses, but what if you don't have these if your house is too old?

Does anyone know if you can get grants to insulate non cavity walls?

...and is this wall insulation "advice" given us good?

any pointers appreciated
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Sticking foam backed insulation on is probably all that you can do - the thicker the better, naturally, but the thicker it is the more internal space you will lose. Check with the instructions regarding damp penetration and prevention too. As for grants, they vary from authority to authority so its probably worth giving yours a ring. Cheers John

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