Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Operation Insulation: Part 1 Completed!

Well, it's been a bit of a mammoth undertaking, involving moving furniture from room to room and kipping at Ute's for half the month, but finally my under floor insulation is all done and the floor boards all sanded, sealed and oiled. Most importantly, my flat feels noticeably less draughty, with a few inches of hemp insulation underneath the floor boards. Really pleased with the work - it took longer than envisaged, due to extra problems such as rotten joists being discovered, but more than happy to recommend the carpenters who did it to anyone interested in getting similar work done. Now just got to paint the skirting boards, move all my things back to the right place and wait for planning permission before I can embark on part 2 and 3, which involves replacing the windows and getting the walls insulated. . .

4 comments:

Richard Elliot said...

Looks good. What are you having done to the walls that requires planning permission? If I am allowed to ask!

Sue said...

It's the new windows, rather than the internal wall work, that requires planning permission, as it's a house split into 3 flats (wouldn't need planning permission if it was all one house).

Tressillian James said...

Congratulations - floor looks excellent and with the added benefit of draught proofing. I'm thinking of pulling up my floor boards to do the same and put in sound proofing - how long did the whole thing take?

Sue said...

a month, for a 2-bed flat, though there were a few added extras such as discovering rotten joists and it also took a bit longer as we had to keep moving furniture from one room to another!