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Hi,

I've had a look up in the roof space because parts of the kitchen and bedroom ceilings are getting condensation when the weather is very cold - ceilings adjacent to the external walls. So I've noticed that there is no loft insulation in these areas.
Does anyone know of an easy, inexpensive method of insulating a roof space. I have some existing insulation that's deteriorating and is made of fibreglass which I don't like using.

I know wool (thermal fleece) makes good insulation and is naturally fire resistant but it's not cheap.

The problem I have is the angle of the roof at the eaves, it's so narrow I am unable to reach the space unless I can slide something into the gaps (still allowing ventilation through soffits).
I was thinking maybe carpet which I could just lay over the joists ?

Are there any better ideas anyone can think of, only it's a job that needs sorting out and I don't want to leave it another year.

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You should be able to get free loft insulation if you have little or none. Phone up your energy provider for details.


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Not sure that applies to everyone ?


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diyjane wrote:
Not sure that applies to everyone ?

It's worth investigating,its a government scheme that's been going a good few years now to make people's homes more energy efficient.



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maybe something like 50-70mm cellotex or similar leaving a 20-25mm air gap on top :dunno:

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