I've been told by our local council that by taking advantage of a
grant I can have our 3 bed semi treated and it will cost me £175. I've
had a surveyor from their agent round to inspect the property but
unfortunately I wasn't here to question a comment he made about the
conservatory. Apparently, in order to treat the wall above, they will
have to use scaffolding, or "barrier off the area". If I go for the
former option it will cost me an extra £235. I'm seeking advice as to
the pros and cons of either option - it's a lot extra to pay.
On 24 Jan 2004 07:48:28 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Gerry Hooper)
I suspect that the issue is that health and safety legislation applies
for the installers of the material and their wellbeing has to be
protected, or it is possible that they have to look after your
However, the exercise is so worth doing that even if your total is
£400 it is going to give good value for money.
To give you an idea, the heat loss through your outside walls will
drop by a factor between 2 and 3 and at present, depending on the rest
of the construction of the house, this could be anything up to half of
the heat loss of the building. So it wouldn't be impossible to save
25% or more of your total heat loss, possibly a bit more.
To email, substitute .nospam with .gl
| "bystander" wrote:
| >Andy, I think IMM should be answering this one
| >(in between numbering bricks for Simon)
| Oh please. I don't think the OP wanted to dismantle and
| number his conservatory piece by piece.... ;)
If, however, the conservatory is one in which the glass is simply clipped in
using some patent glazing method, and can be easily de-clipped and
re-clipped, it may be a very easy method of "removing" the conservatory so
the foam people can shin up their stepladder through the ribs of the
conservatory frame with no worries about broken glass etc.
Why can't they do the wall above the conservatory from the inside ?.
They only drill 1" holes every metre. Just hold a good vacuum cleaner
near the drill bit. Making good after won't be difficult.
It was the best money I spent, and the real benefit is to be had on 70's
properties where the joists are (badly) built into the inner leaf. The
draughts coming through used to almost lift up the upstairs carpets.
Make sure your pointing is free of defects just in case. And if you live
in an area that is exposed to driving wind/rain then this is the only
situation where you take expert advice (not that people here don't know
all the pitfalls).
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