Internal Insulation

Internal Insulation / Dry-Lining


Internal insulation is a very popular “fix” for the DIY market. From research it would be better to assess the possibility of condensation occurring behind the insulation before progressing with such work. Most people want to insulate using this method because the walls are always cold to the touch and tend to get a layer of condensation at certain times of the year. It may be the case that this surface will get even worse if covered. Continue reading

Attic Insulation

Why insulate the attic floor?

Heat rises – to prevent unnecessary heat loss, one of the most financially rewarding energy efficient measures a home owner can take is to insulate their attic.

If modern guidelines are followed a 150mm layer of insulation should be placed between the timber joists running across the attic floor and another 150mm should be placed above this in a crossed format.

e.g. If the layers between the joists are layed east-west the crossed 2nd layer would be layed north-south.

Any more than this total 300mm insulation depth would be almost overkill as the effectivesness of additional insulation would be minimal and not likely to be cost effective.

There are those out there who Continue reading