Remedying Poor Insulation of Dormer - Advice Needed on Insulation

Postby Truckster » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:51 pm

Hi Guys and Galls
The dormer we have is cold in winter and unbelievabley hot in summer, I've looked in the loft space and there is 75mm insulation between the studding some of it has fallen, and the plasterboard isn't foil backed or insulated. Being a larger person I can't fit between the studding and gable end. Also with the entrance to the loft is small I can't imagine it being easy to bring in sheets of insulation. So to those ends, my intention is remove the plasterboard remove insulation. Then fit to the reverse side of the studding polystyrene refill the studding, then insulated plasterboard, or foil backed plasterboard. Questions are how thick polystyrene how to secure to studding. And foil backed or insulated plasterboard. Enormous Thanks in advance.
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Postby welsh brickie » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:59 am

try it might be a better option for you
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Postby Truckster » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:12 pm

Welsh brickie
thanks for the reply I've been looking at the site you suggest and the more I think about it the more it out weights the method I was proposing. As I have fitted wardrobes.
Once again thanks
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