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Insulating walls on a weatherboarded house

Postby julian_gould » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:27 pm


Last year I bought a weatherboarded house, but last winter noticed that it got very very cold ! After some investigated, I discovered that there is just fresh air between the outside weatherboards and the internal plaster boards. :(
Does anyone know of a way of insulating the walls, without having to either remove the weatherboarding or the plaster ?
I have seen the stuff that gets pumped through a whole for brick cavity walls, but I assume this would not work on a timber frame house due to all the noggins etc....

Please someone help me, I can't face another winter with 10 layers of clothes on !!


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Postby Chippe999 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:49 pm

Quick answer, no. longer answer, you could put insulated board on top of your existing plasterboard, but you would have to alter all your wall points, sockets etc. Tiresome!
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