We moved into our house in 2014 which is a semi detached property built around the 1960's. When we moved in we changed the windows and doors as they were past it and very draughty. Our rear door was an internal door. We have also changed out some radiators to more modern ones and more appropriate sizes for the rooms they were in. This has greatly improved the warmth of the property, however it does still seem to cool down fairly quickly.
The property was extended by the previous owners back in the 80's I believe where a garage was added and then 2 bedrooms built above it. When in our kitchen which has 2 walls backing onto the garage, it can feel really cold in that area as well as the 2 bedrooms above it.
Ignoring the crappy floor plan I have done of the ground floor attached, my dad and I are thinking of building 2 stud walls on the garage side on the 2 walls that back onto the kitchen and insulating these as they appear to be single skin walls. The garage wall that backs onto the stairs is the old harled wall before the garage was added - we may stud this as well. There is plenty head space in there so we can also look at insulating the roof to try and help with the bedrooms above.
My questions are:
1. Is this a good idea first of all? 2. If going with sheet insulation ie. Kingspan, would the foil side face the house or into the garage? 3. I assume for fire safety, the stud walls would need to be plaster boarded rather than plywood? 4. Any other pointers or tips?
My dad is a civil engineer so I am sure he will do plenty of research himself before we start but would like to get an idea myself.
The back personnel garage door is an old internal door as well so this will be getting changed next year.
Most of the houses round about have just had external insulation done through council/government funding but we did not qualify due to our extension bumping us up a council tax bracket outwith the qualify range unfortunately.
Apologies for the essay and many thanks in advance for any pointers and tips mentioned.
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