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Post by Jazzer » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:08 pm

Has anyone used wallrock thermal lining paper? If so is it worth the expense? We have solid sandstone walls and the house costs a small fortune to heat.

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Post by Rorschach » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:07 pm

It might make the walls feel warmer to the touch but won't do diddly squat for your heating bill.
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Post by dynamod » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:20 am

The heating bill issue is very subjective, and given the variables in heat loss from any building, I wouldn't be too keen to make any sort of comment regarding this aspect.

That said, thermal liners can and do make a room 'feel' warmer (in the same way as carpet vs laminate can do)

I've used it a few times, and my tuppence worth is this:
  • It's not the easiest to cut around obstacles on walls, regardless of what the University of YouTube might suggest. Even trimming the top and bottom is best done with VERY sharp scissors or a Stanley Knife.
  • Measure and plan out where the drop edges will land relative to the obstacles/features in your way. You can avoid any major sore heads this way.
  • Make sure you use the Wallrock Power Adhesive.
  • I'd only really recommend it on external walls (ie - cold walls)
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Post by camallison » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:44 am

It worked for us on external walls that were very cold. Been in place now for 6 years and even on the coldest days (-5C) has improved things. I would echo the comments about cutting it, using their Power adhesive and add the use of their lining 'paper'. Not cheap but worth it for us.

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Post by toolbox » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:19 pm

camallison wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:44 am
It worked for us on external walls that were very cold. Been in place now for 6 years and even on the coldest days (-5C) has improved things. I would echo the comments about cutting it, using their Power adhesive and add the use of their lining 'paper'. Not cheap but worth it for us.

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Yes Agree walls do feel warmer our bathroom is more comfortable.
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Post by Rorschach » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:08 pm

Please don't confuse the walls feeling warmer with actual insulation value, I think the OP is more concerned with keeping the house warm and the thermal lining paper is not going to help with that at all.
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Post by Puma » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:27 pm

It's actually a lot more complicated that U values or R values. In a nut shell it makes a big difference. A normal plaster wall will cool over night and attract damp. Now to heat that up again you have to drive away a little damp which takes a lot of energy and warm up the first few mill of plaster. That might take half an hour so every time you switch the heating on, so you are losing, if you like, half an hours worth of heat. That's sort of what it feels like. Rooms with thermal lining feel drier and warmer by a noticeable amount.
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