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Old 09-02-2018, 02:44 PM   #1
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Major work is being planned for my engine room, its constructed with sandstone, walls are 18in thick no cavity so no insulation, roof too has no insulation, so the time has arrived to make it warmer. The roof will be done with insulated plasterboard. Cant make my mind up on the the walls. Any thoughts ? IMG_4819.JPG

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I know what you mean Brian about insulation but it seems a shame to cover up that lovely stone work. Needs must I suppose. John
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Yes John i agree, but it has to be done. I could fit a false ceiling, but that would be a shame to loose the lovely beams above.
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Insulated plasterboard would do for the walls as well, Brian, mounted on battens with an air gap but you may need a vapour control membrane to cover the stonework.......HB
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Insulated plasterboard would do for the walls as well, Brian, mounted on battens with an air gap but you may need a vapour control membrane to cover the stonework.......HB
Thanks Howard. The walls are perfectly dry so i dont think a membrane would be needed.
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I did 3 rooms, similar to yours with battens on the wall, and insulated plaster board. For my train room, i battened the walls, then fitted Fibreglass. Finally, covered with cladding. Heather wanted a wooden finish. Unlike you, i dropped the ceiling and covered the beams. Added joists, f/glass then clad. Whole room, now retains heat. We have just come back, following night of heavy snow. My house roof, (which was already converted, no snow, eg, poor insulation, my train room, stll covered with thick snow. Quite chuffed. john
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Bit of a problem you've got there as its a shame to cover up beautiful stonework. If it was mine and I really had to I'd make sure it could be re-instated quickly without any damage taking place.
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Do 18 inch thick walls really need insulating Brian?
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I think I would install wood panelling which would be more in keeping with the historical nature of the building.
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