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Loft Insulation - improving it correctly

Discussion in 'Building' started by sotal, 3 Oct 2010.

  1. sotal


    18 Mar 2005
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    I live in a late 70's house. The loft has insulation in it, but in places it has disintegrated, and I'm sure it's not as deep as it could be.

    During the Summer Npower had an offer where you could get rolls of insulation for £1. So I bought 15 rolls of the thicker stuff, I stored them away and haven't thought about it since, but now winter is coming I thought I'd best do something with them!

    It's a detatched house, where the roof supports on the external walls, when you go up into the loft the roof supports are in the following shape:


    The bit down the middle is floorboarded with chipboard flooring, the two side parts aren't

    For the parts where there are no floor boards I was just going to lay the insulation at 90 degrees to the existing insulation over the top, which should be easy enough.

    The floorboarded part will be more difficult though, we use this for storage, so it would be handy to keep it. Do I raise it?

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated, the other problem with raising it is that there is a loft ladder which may foul it
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    23 Jan 2010
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