15 Mar Residential, Cornwall
Chris had a loft conversion done around 15 years ago and with the beautiful high vaulted roof pitch, we think it was a fabulous use of the space to add value to her property. Unfortunately at the time of the loft conversion, insulation was not such a prominent thought for homeowners and this has led to a very cold room in the winter which traps cold air ingress into the space and allows the air leakage to filter down into the rest of the 3 storey terraced period property. The solution for us was to add an insulation layer onto the existing plasterboard sloping ceilings as opposed to completely ripping out what had already been done 15 years ago. With beautiful exposed timber rafters at 150mm, we aimed to retain some visibility of these to leave the room looking similar to how it was when we started.
Over the space of 4 days, our team added additional rafter studs at 60mm on to plasterboard, following the line of the rafters behind the plasterboard. We then insulated between the rafters using NexSeal Closed Cell at 50mm to make an airtight seal of of the roof and to stop cold air ingress. Following this install, we then completed the job by plaster boarding over the insulation in order to return the space back to its original state. The change in temperature of this loft space was very noticeable virtually immediately and this is thanks to the airtight insulative seal of the NexSeal Closed Cell Insulation.
In the UK, many loft room conversions suffer from excess cold and draught ingress as a result of a lack of proper insulation. Whilst works to rectify this can be disruptive, the end results are usually instantly noticed and can help to add value to the property.