Under floor insulation / soundproofing in a flat - kitchen below.

4 Jan 2017
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Just about to put a sub-floor in a 5m x 3m room in our Victorian flat. Just bare boards at the moment and newly plastered walls.

As the room is quite cold - (2 external walls, 2 windows) thought about getting the floor boards up and putting in insulation while we have the chance. Also as soundproofing.

The flat underneath us has it's kitchen below the room. Is that an issue? - Moisture?

Any pointers on this?
Is it the same procedure as insulating a loft?
Any products better than others?

Thanks in advance.

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Does your lease/freehold cover under the floor ? it might not. Is it your kitchen?
Its possible you want heat coming up from the kitchen not insulating it out.
What is above the room - thats the best place to start from a cold point of view

decent underlay is the best thing for sound proofing.
Our freehold allows us to run our flat's plumbing and electrics in the space beneath our floorboards and the flat below's ceiling.

It is the flat below's kitchen - not ours.

Above is another flat - bedroom / bathroom / toilet directly above.

We have cooking smells coming up - but at the moment that is because there is no sub floor / underlay or carpet.

Just wondered if it was worth putting insulation in to knock out any noise or smells completely...

Thanks again

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To be honest you'd just be doing your downstairs neighbour a favour.

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