Insulation of Essex Loft Conversions
Essex loft conversions offer a significant enhancement in the value and functionality of a property. They are also a chance to make the home more energy efficient. To this end are regulations and guidelines that must be followed to guarantee that the loft is well-ventilated and insulated.
According to regulations, all Essex loft conversions must comply with Building Regulations Approved Document Part L1B, in that, the roof must attain a U-value of 0.18 W/M 2k. This is to ensure that there is an efficient transfer of heat. The three types of insulation include flexible insulation, rigid insulation, and thermal lining boards.
It is crucial that the newly converted loft is well insulated to prevent damp and condensation problems, which can promote mold growth that can affect the health of the residents and cause physical damage to the timbers, which can result in significant structural problems.
To ensure thermal efficiency, there must be continuity of insulation between the roof and the wall to prevent cold bridging. There are two ways to do this, which are:
a. Warm Roof: Application of insulation over the rafters.
b. Cold Roof: Application of insulation between and beneath the beams using plasterboard covering.
It is essential that Essex loft conversions are well-insulated to prevent conversions from getting too hot or damp.
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