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Old 13 December 2015, 21:11   #1
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Fitting Celotex / Kingspan Insulation Board

Hi Guys

I have a new build 4 bed project just outside Winchester and I am looking for a couple of guys to fit the insulation board in between the roof rafters.

There is living space in the roof so this will ultimately need to tacked with plasterboard aswell.

Does anyone know anyone local who might be interested in this sort of work?

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Old 14 December 2015, 04:29   #2
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Hi Guys

I have a new build 4 bed project just outside Winchester and I am looking for a couple of guys to fit the insulation board in between the roof rafters.

There is living space in the roof so this will ultimately need to tacked with plasterboard aswell.

Does anyone know anyone local who might be interested in this sort of work?

Many thanks

Toby Roberts
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Hey dude, there was a recent new commitment for climate change, in the past I don't think new build got any funding? Might be worth a couple of calls just to check to see if anything is on the horizon.

Try these guys Miller Pattison

Also you'll need to get the installation right with the correct air gap as this can cause problems later on with damp/condensation.

Hope that helps
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Not keen on Celotex type insulation in roofs. Unless they're mm perfect fit, air just spills around them and the performance plummets. Good in floors.

We used 250/300mm of Rockwool batts in our's. They can be made to fit as snug as... Have a word with your architect or heat loss engineer. Celotex is also 'kin expensive.
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Quite a timely thread. I had a roofer round the morning to quote for a cottage I'm currently renovating. He suggested a new type of roofing felt that incorporates the insulation. I can't get my head around this! Was planning to use Celotex and expanding foam to fill the gaps. Any thoughts?
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Quite a timely thread. I had a roofer round the morning to quote for a cottage I'm currently renovating. He suggested a new type of roofing felt that incorporates the insulation. I can't get my head around this! Was planning to use Celotex and expanding foam to fill the gaps. Any thoughts?
I'd imagine he's talking about a multi foil type insulation Triiso or YBS.
we did our current barn conversion 5 years ago and used 150mm kingspan in between the rafters with 25mm kingspan backed plasterboard over however the building inspector suggested we use Triiso in the walls as it's much thinner and you reduce the room size by much less than using kingspan
The house retains heat very well but can't say which is working best
There was a lot of negativity about the multifoil insulations back then but it seems more accepted as a viable alternative now
We just bought a 250 year old farmhouse and intend to line all the walls with multifoil this time but we will probably use a combination of foil and kingspan in the sloping ceilings and rock wool in the flat loft sections where we can afford to lose 250 - 300mm in height
I think with most insulation products with the exception of rock wool the installation instructions need to be followed to the letter to provide a complete envelope.If you get a contractor who starts to cut corners and leaves any gaps then you start to lose effectiveness
Lots of info on installations on kingspan Triiso and YBS websites
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I'm a roofing contractor.

Attended a seminar with Actis last week.

Their new products look very good, clean and easy to install.

ACTIS insulation - The benchmark for hybrid reflective insulation

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heat loss engineer.
Is there actually such a thing? I could do with talking to one because my attic was badly insulated by a general builder and is ludicrously draughty, but I don't know what needs to be done to sort it out properly.
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Is there actually such a thing? I could do with talking to one because my attic was badly insulated by a general builder and is ludicrously draughty, but I don't know what needs to be done to sort it out properly.
If the attic has rock wool laid on the ceiling below then the loft space above should be vented (draughty) to avoid condensation problems
Or do you mean you have a loft room that is draughty?
If you look on the Triiso (actis) website it gives good information on how to insulate loft rooms and ensure airtightness as does the kingspan website however if either are fitted badly there effectiveness is greatly reduced
We used a heat loss engineer for our heat calcs for the barn conversion but his input was purely on paper to calculate the overall u values once the building was completed to his reccomended specifications
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We've got an attic storage room that is boarded out and the roof pitches are insulated with celotex. It's draughty though and there's no insulation in the floor.
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Are the roof pitches plasterboarded over the celotex? The celotex has to be fitted tightly into the rafters and has to fully fill the void between roof covering and plasterboard to form a "warm roof" to avoid a condensation trap above the kingspan.
The problem is its a pain in the butt cutting all the compound angles that occur in a roof space so builders often rush the job because it's usually covered over.
You can improve the situation by filling any voids with expanding foam if it's not plastered over
If you want the house to be warm and your not bothered about the roof space being cold you could stuff rock wool under the floor to keep the heat in the house
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