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Insulation Techniques

As we’re currently within the colder months, we thought it would be a good idea to remind you of a recent blog post that informs you about the ways in which you can insulate your property effectively. 

House-Heat-Loss-Diagram-1024x877.pngInsulation and draught proofing can protect your home against the cold in winter and the excess heat in summer; and it can even reduce noise pollution too!  It is also important to understand that on a cold day, heat can escape your property in many different ways and DMB is here to offer advise on how to resolve this issue dramatically.

When completing a loft conversion project, there are three ways in which you can insulate your home and these methods are: rigid insulation, flexible insulation and thermal lining boards.  Rigid insulation boards are available in various thicknesses, a factor that needs to be taken into consideration, specifically when converting a roof space.  Whilst cheaper products tend to be thicker, and consequently more effective, they can result in reduced headroom, which is often already lacking within a sloping roof room.  Therefore flexible insulation and thermal lining boards can be a useful and a good compromise in difficult to insulate areas, and is therefore often used by our site staff. 

effectivethe.jpgThe actual process of insulating a roofing structure itself usually uses either a ‘cold roof’ or ‘warm roof’ method.  The ‘cold roof’ method requires filling in the space between the rafters with a thick slab foam insulation material such as Celotex.  The ‘warm roof’ method uses Celotex insulation over the rafters, as opposed to in between, to cover the capping.  This is then followed by the tile battens and tile work.  This particular method is often used within dormer loft conversion projects, especially if a flat roof is present between the studwork.  

Underfloor heating is also a popular choice for many of our customers, and mineral wool insulation is often considered to be a good choice of material.  Laid between the floor joists at a depth of 250mm, not only does it provide excellent thermal and acoustic insulation, its flame retardant properties will resist fire for at least 30 minutes!  

Here at DMB we offer free enquiry appointments, in which one of our architectural designers will survey your property and provide you with a realistic estimated quote for the home improvement project you would like completed.  If you would like to arrange an appointment, please call us on 01273 777459, or email us at enquiries@dmb-solutions.co.uk and a qualified member of the team will be happy to help.

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