Insulating Eaves of a loft conversion - Have I messed up? :(
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Shock999
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Insulating Eaves of a loft conversion - Have I messed up? :(

by Shock999 » Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:28 pm

Hi guys,
Have an existing loft conversion that has an uninsulated eves in one side for storage with a small hatch on the purlin wall for access.

The Purlin wall is insulated, but the small door seem to let in cold air.

I want to use the eves for storage, but its not insulated and gets very dusty as this side of the roof is facing the road.

here is a picture as I would describe it.(ignore the bad drawing)
Please see -1St Picture

So, over the weekend, in my wisdom I decided to insulate the underside of the roof timber with foil insulation, and I think I have stopped most of the draft and dirt coming in. In my head there is still plenty of ventilation above the foil to keep the timber healthy? Have I thought this right?

Here is where I have added a foil .
Please see 2nd picture - with fil location

here is a picture of my foil work. :)
Please see photo

Have I thought this right? Its nor perfect, I just wanted draft & dust to stop, it probably isn't fully wind-proof, but thats ok.

Is this going to cause issues of condensation in the roof rafters? Have I messed up?

I could have used PIR insulation between the rafters, but the hatch door is small and would have made the job very difficult. I mainly want the wind and dust to stop and am aware that the foil won't stop the cold coming in.

But now I am concerned that its going to cause condensation.
Or am I over thinking this? as there is over 100mm ventilation above the foil and the roof tiles?
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Re: Insulating Eaves of a loft conversion - Have I messed up? :(

by stoneyboy » Wed Jun 19, 2024 10:33 pm

Hi shock999,
Since you have breathable felt fitted both under the tiles and under the rafters with ventilation between the two you should not have any issues with condensation.
.Regards S

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