My house has no cavities in the walls. I'd like to line the outside
with something insulating (and weatherproof of course). I'd prefer not
to have to render it but will do it if necessary. What do you
(please don't email - it goes to a dead account)
Honestly, it would coast more than doing the inside. The trouble is to
take the weathering, you need something tough, and to be touggh
*generally* means not to be a good insulator.
I'd go for dry lining with some sort of foam board frankly, on teh inside.
If major structural work is indicated for other reasons, I have seen
separate walls constructed on the inside (of stone and brick houses) or
on the outside of wood frame houses, to both prop up crumbling
structure, and to provide heat and damp barriers.
These can be insulated to normal standards.
A good approach is to line the outside of a house with Kingspan insulation,
put batons over the insulation to avoid cold bridging, and screw through the
insulation into the bricks behind. On the batons clad in timber. Install
new triple glazed low "e" windows and the whole house looks totally new. You
can have stained coloured timber, natural timber (maple) etc. A sorry
looking Victorian house near me was done like this and the difference is
remarkable. Later they re-roofed it and installed wider roof overhangs.
They also dug down around the foundations and agains the foundations walls
fitted foam insulation to prevent heat seeping into the cold ground around.
The house really does look the part and very low heating bills.
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What part though?
This sounds like people who "stone clad" an Edwardian mid-terrace to
"make it look better". Completely inappropriate.
At least this is functional as well, so there's some excuse, otherwise
it's tantamount to the aesthetically pleasing painting the bricks
bright red and the mortar white, Play School approach.
Hmm. Now I know why mny snotty uni insisted I be able to speak English
and even write it before they let me in.
Does anyone have the FAINTEST idea what a 'die of sold and damp' is?
I can understand the undoubtedly recursive reference to 'no style
whatsoever' given the identity of the poster...
Whilst it certainly wouldn't win a diamond badge for plain english, it
was certainly clear what was meant, if written somewhat badly.
How was i to know it was a typo, only the person who typed it would be
able to say they KNEW what they wanted to type ....... ;)
Here is a good example of some simple typos people make
Besides, i was only ribbing you.
Learnt today one good reason not to leave your little finger between
two pieces of 4x2 hardwood that you are banging together, f*ck does it
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