can anyone suggest a fairly quick and easy way to insulate and warm up a
we have a garage that currently gets used for guitar practice etc. but
is now blooming freezing at this time of year. It's got bare brick
walls and an exposed concrete floor.
Well, basically air is the secret. Trapping it against the surfaces and
stopping it getting in and out.
You can get expanded polystyrene, either in plain sheets or bonded to
either something solid, like sheets of wood/plasterboard or reflective
polyster film. Those have lots of air trapped and insulate well. They
burn well too, so FFS, be careful...
In another thread I mentioned the big B&Q stores and heir kerosene
heaters for sale. The high tech ones are brill,quick to heat and cheap
to run. Not at all like the old types with a circular wick that always
stank the place out.
A very cheap and neighbour-friendly solution is to visit a local farm
and buy lots of straw bales. Line the walls with them, use others to sit
on. Build a wall of them across the garage door entrance. Both
*soundproofing* and very warm. In the Summer, the kids, if you have some
and you possibly will if you don't - see "a roll..", will have great fun
building castles and forts and space stations with them.. My music
studio is lined with them, which the neighbouring sheep much appreciate
as they really don't have an ear for music.
Also, "a roll in the hay" didn't get its fame for nothing..(blush)..
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