Cold to Comfy Bedroom
Individual measures of a retrofit package 4-bed house in Shrewsbury
The customers wanted to have a more comfortable bedroom, reducing heat loss so it keeps the temperature. The bedroom had three external walls and a storage loft above with minimal insulation.
1 . Reduce damp
To eliminate the risk of damp transfer from the brick wall battens were fitted, then 55mm thick insulated plasterboard which has a high insulation value was installed. This size was used to keep as much space in the room as possible.
The same boards were fitted against the ceiling and screwed into the joists.
The cables for lights, sockets and switches were brought through the boards and refitted.
3. Plastering and finishing
After the room was plastered, skirting boards, picture rails and architrave around the window were fitted.
4. Efficient heating
The radiator was moved and replaced with a modern, smaller model.