I need some advice normally I just pay someone to do it however like most I'm feeling the cost of things at the moment so looks like I'm doing it myself.
I want to insulate the walls of my 1906 mid terrace house I'm starting with the living room and will do the rest of the house as funds become available.
I'm only insulating external wall (with double glazed bay window already installed) and the adjoing wall (mainly for a degree of sound proofing)
my plan is to remove the coving and skirting board then baton the walls add insulation (unsure what type yet) and then plasterboard over, put down new skirting and coving.
I have the following questions
1) Do i need to strip off the old plaster
2) My floor is suspended is there anything that may cause me problems with condensation etc.
3) I have two hot water pipes and a gas main exposed on the existing plaster that I plan on hiding in the batoned plasterboard what do i need to cover them with (to stop people drilling into them)
4) any recommendations on insulation to use as theres so much on the market, my preference is thin but effective, I wouldn't want to go much deeper then 50mm + plasterboard
if you have any advice on any of the questions it would be greatfully received