Loft Insulation ?


The insulation in my loft was only about 1 inch thick, extremely filthy and if you moved it, it just fell apart, so I have spent a couple of days removing it.
I have got a little bit of work still to do, ripping the old rubber coated cables out that have not been used for years and tidying the pvc cables up, then I intend to take the vac up and give it a good going over.
I have been reading the thread, Roofing Question and have also been reading advice on different websites about how new insulation should be laid.
I was thinking of using the Space Blanket DIY Loft Insulation sold by B&Q, Homebase and Focus. 200mm thick.
http://www.space-blanket.co.uk/movie.asp
I would like to know what peoples view on this are please and if anyone has used it did or have they come across any problems. I obviously don't want to fit it to find out that I have paid good money out for nothing.
Would i be better going for fibre glass blanket which is not protected or something different.
Many thanks for your time and trouble Ladies & Gentlemen.
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On Sun, 7 Jan 2007 17:32:02 -0000, a particular chimpanzee named
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It's just Rockwool in a plastic wrapping. Which is the main reason I used it to top up my loft insulation. The silver face makes it a little better, but not enough to be bothered with.
As to whether you are better going for a glass (or mineral) fibre blanket which is not protected depends on the cost relative to how much you want to avoid that all-pervasive itchy feeling.
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I was also wondering if the silver and plastic around the rockwool would contirbute to condensation, as oposed to the rockwool just being laid by itself
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the_constructor wrote:

IME the itchy thing has been a bit overstated. My son and I did his loft recently and neither of us had any problems. Mask and marigold gloves was all we used. We both forgot about that open bit above the buttons on the shirtsleeves though
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