18 Nov 2007
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I have discovered that my house has no cavities that can be filled and the outside (it's a semi) walls are really cold.

Any suggestions of how to insulate on the inside of bathroom before new suite goes in, and kitchen which is fully fitted with new units?
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You could build a false wall and insulate it but you will lose 4-5 inches off your room.

Easy enough to do with 3 x 2 wood and plasterboard. :D
You can get insulation backed plasterboard, won't eat into the room so much.
Or try fixing aquapanel thermal board to plasterboard that's been dot/dabbed. You can then tile over this.
:D wow! Thanks for ideas, the aquapanel thermal boards or insulated plasterboard sounds perfect.
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Wish I'd done that before fitting/tilling my bathroom :(

2 walls are external and are tilled. Place is like a sodding freezer in winter!

With hindsight, I'd have battened, insulated with something like Kinspan / jablite (safe for that job??), P Boarded/Aqua Paneled and tilled.

Oh well, lesson learned... :rolleyes:
I remember reading ages ago about a type of paint that could be used to paint the outer walls, it wasnt as effective as normal insulation, but it did help... it was expensive if I recall correctly.
perhaps you'e thinking of anti-condensation paint. It had chips of cork in it. You'd have needed a coat two inches thick to do much good.

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