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by MantisMike
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Renovation of Small Church to Home and Insulation Conundrum
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: Renovation of Small Church to Home and Insulation Conundrum

Hi Paul If you ask your Architect to review the BRE guidelines on thermal insulation they should provide more detail on ventilation requirements. Also all current building regulations will provide information on ventilation and weephole spacing requirements which should provide adequate ventilation....
by MantisMike
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Renovation of Small Church to Home and Insulation Conundrum
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: Renovation of Small Church to Home and Insulation Conundrum

Hi Paul, As you are located in a very severe weather exposure area i would recommend an air gap between the walls and timber frame of at least 30mm and ensure that this is ventilated from top and bottom (this is the best method as weep holes would be very exposed and could cause more moisture build ...
by MantisMike
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Conservatories and Orangeries Forum
Topic: Efficient Glass or Tiles to Replace Conservatory Roof?
Replies: 1
Views: 3957

Re: Efficient Glass or Tiles to Replace Conservatory Roof?

Hello,

The insulation and roof tiles will keep the conservatory much warmer. Especially if you are not getting a lot of direct sunlight. Always try to go slightly above the insulation level (Greater than 100mm+) an installer recommends to really trap in the heat.
by MantisMike
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Celotex vs Closed Cell Spray Foam - Which is Better?
Replies: 1
Views: 9854

Re: Celotex vs Closed Cell Spray Foam - Which is Better?

Hi Nick, Hope are you doing well. The R values you have provided cannot be compared without converting the units from inches to mm. If we convert the units we get the following: - Closed Cell Spray Foam 1 Inch = 25.4mm > R-Value of 0.65m2K/W - Celotex Foam Board = 75mm > R-Value of 3.4m2K/W As you c...
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