Insulating your house

Times have moved on since the days when 10 centimetres of glass fibre in the attic was considered sufficient insulation, even for a house in France, and the subject is now a bit complicated. There are newer ‘high-tech’ materials available, and we have a much greater knowledge of how heat is lost from a building.

The focus is now on providing much greater levels of insulation, ultimately to save on heating costs and save the planet, and also on targetting weak points or discontinuities as they are called in the ‘insulation envelope’.

Thus your wall insulation should be continuous with the roof insulation and floor insulation for example.

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Roof insulation

Times have moved on since the days when 10 centimetres of glass fibre in the attic was considered sufficient insulation, even for a house in France, and the subject is now a bit complicated. There are newer ‘high-tech’ materials available, and we have a much greater knowledge of how heat is lost from a building.

How to insulate your period house – Country Life

Government research recently claimed that energy efficient homes sell for 14% more than unimproved properties. The 325,000 houses surveyed for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) had an average floor space of 1,022sq ft, so those figures are easy to dismiss in the context of country houses, whose size and attractive features will eclipse buyer concerns about draughts and double-interlined curtains.

Additional Insulation for new roof in old French house.

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