Insulation eco-style

November 28, 2006 at 12:42 pm (DIY, House renovation) ()

We made our first major purchase for the house renovation — 80 bags of Warmcel insulation for our roof/loft. We’ve decided that we want to use as many sustainable, toxin-free and eco-friendly products. We chose Warmcel because it wasn’t much more expensive than other types of insulation, is extremely easy to install (simply open the bag and spread the loose filling out between and over the ceiling joists in the loft space) and it comes from a sustainable source — old newspapers!

As it turns out, it received high accolades from Which? magazine, and combined with it being winter, we were warned that they might be struggling to keep up with demand.

There is currently minimal insulation in the loft – only 1 inch thick (25mm). It was recommended that we top it up to 250mm but we’ll shoot for something like 225mm. I’m planning to keep 5-6 bags aside to insulate the roof void over the bathroom (currently insulated with ancient styrofoam tiles) during the bathroom renovation.

As I’ve been typing this, I just remembered that forgot to order the kit that helps insulate/draughtproof the loft opening. Better go do that.

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