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Not sure if there's roof insulation causing cold room in house

Postby tmcb1234 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:13 am


We've noticed our lounge, in our new build, to be particularly cold room of the house. The ceiling of the lounge partly is underneath the upstairs bedroom and partly by a roof (about half and half). Using a temperature gun I notice between a 5 and 10C temp difference between the ceiling which is under the bedroom and that under the roof.

The roof itself is smallish in height and has no access/loft hatch to easily look up there. I have tried looking through plasterboard gap where light fitting is but very difficult. Any tips to check and see how I can check if they have insulated up there (and if so what insulation to expect in that small roof)?

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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:29 pm

Hi tmcb1234
Can only suggest that you cut a large hole in the ceiling plasterboard between joists - assuming that you have a ceiling as opposed to the underneath of the sloping roof.
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