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Cavity Wall Insulation

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Having just moved into my first home I have noticed the hallway / stairs to go very cold. The wall has no cavity insulation and I've been told mixed things. Is it free to get it done? I dont mind p… Read More
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2m, 3w agoPosted 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Having just moved into my first home I have noticed the hallway / stairs to go very cold. The wall has no cavity insulation and I've been told mixed things.

Is it free to get it done? I dont mind paying.
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2m, 3w agoPosted 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
Is it like old big Yorkshire stone outside? our old place was an the house was freezing
#2
there is often grants to get it free but you would have to check whats available. Is it an old house? I ask as mine is and its solid walls so insulation wasn't possible (also gets very cold in hall and stairs)
#4
Just make sure there's no damp or water between the brick as insulation will cause serious issues
#5
Crazy Chris
there is often grants to get it free but you would have to check whats available. Is it an old house? I ask as mine is and its solid walls so insulation wasn't possible (also gets very cold in hall and stairs)

Dunno if it is grant-able but there has been a rash of (probably) council houses I see on the way to work, all of which look like they are non-cavity wall construction and have had external insulation put on.

Looks like big batts of rockwool held in place with dirty great long screws and big washers, with a layer(s) of mesh and screed applied over that. They needed some work to extend the roof a few inches over the gable ends.

Edit: This sort of thing:

http://www.thegreenage.co.uk/tech/external-solid-wall-insulation/




Edited By: Fluffykins on Feb 01, 2017 14:25
#6
ring your local council or energy supplier.
#7
Fluffykins
Crazy Chris
there is often grants to get it free but you would have to check whats available. Is it an old house? I ask as mine is and its solid walls so insulation wasn't possible (also gets very cold in hall and stairs)
Dunno if it is grant-able but there has been a rash of (probably) council houses I see on the way to work, all of which look like they are non-cavity wall construction and have had external insulation put on.
Looks like big batts of rockwool held in place with dirty great long screws and big washers, with a layer(s) of mesh and screed applied over that. They needed some work to extend the roof a few inches over the gable ends.
Edit: This sort of thing:http://www.thegreenage.co.uk/tech/external-solid-wall-insulation/


yeah i know what you mean, i actually had a company come out and they gave me a price for that type but it was silly money, they were talking 5K +
#8
Check out thermal wallpaper. I used this on the very cold exterior walls of a Victorian house and I think it helped.
#9
There was an article about this on R4 You and Your's a few weeks back. Suggested that you need to be very sure of your installer and have a proper survey done. If your house is in the west of the UK, with lots of rain, it might not be suitable.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04dmxwb
#10
Do you actually have a cavity? (Oooerrr) I live in a 1930's house and there is none due to the way they built them.
#11
If you have a cavity wall and not a solid wall then also keep in mind there are a couple of types of insulation available. One is a rockwool type which can get and remain damp and the other is a polystyrene type bead which doesn't retain moisture.

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