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Buying an old 1900 cottage with 2 bedrooms in the roof space. I suspect the insulation won't be great in the roof and I don't fancy ripping all the ceilings/walls down to insulate (not yet anyway) Is their an effective floor insulation I can put down on top of the bedroom floor boards then carpet over. And how effective are the insulating lining papers for the walls/roof walls


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rob39 wrote:
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Buying an old 1900 cottage with 2 bedrooms in the roof space. I suspect the insulation won't be great in the roof and I don't fancy ripping all the ceilings/walls down to insulate (not yet anyway) Is their an effective floor insulation I can put down on top of the bedroom floor boards then carpet over. And how effective are the insulating lining papers for the walls/roof walls


We tried one of those insulating wallpapers years back and it was terrible. It was terrible to install, didn't do anything of noticeable difference (heat wise) and dinged each and everytime it was touched. Looked like a golf ball before it was finally ripped down and replaced with insulated plasterboard and done properly.

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Concentrate on the main building room insulation. The heat from downstairs will rise to the bedrooms and be lost through the ROOF and is a bigger concern. If the roof is properly insulated the bedroom will be warmer.

As far as keeping the floor 'warm' is concerned, check there are no gaps in floorboards and then fit a decent carpet and underlay.

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