How to insulate a loft conversion

Loft conversion using Kingspan Kooltherm K118 Insulated Plasterboard A common method of improving a home is to add space and value by carrying out a loft conversion.

As well as adding an extra room to the house, a well-insulated conversion may also provide savings by reducing energy bills. … Read the rest

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How to insulate a pitched roof at rafter level

Loft conversion using Kingspan Kooltherm K118 Insulated Plasterboard When insulating a pitched roof at rafter level there are a number of key design considerations which will affect the build-up of the roof and the choice of insulation. In this blog post we explore some of the options available.… Read the rest
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How to insulate Santa’s Grotto

letter-to-santa We were recently contacted by a very important man who was seeking advice about how to insulate his home, which he mentioned is pretty chilly all year round. Read our response below…

Dear Mr S. Claus,

Thank you for getting … Read the rest

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How to build a home fit for a Hobbit

a_hobbit_house Happy International Hobbit Day! With Autumn upon us, nothing appeals more than burrowing into the idyllic hillside and it got us thinking… How would you go about building a home fit for a Hobbit?

At the heart of Tolkien’s Hobbit … Read the rest

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How to mount a TV on insulated plasterboard

How to mount a TV on insulated plasterboard So, you’ve found your way here because you’ve installed insulated plasterboard and you want to fix something heavy, like a TV, to your walls.

Lightweight mirrors or lamps? Fine. Just use a self-drilling drywall anchor fixing, which is usually OK … Read the rest

Date: May 13, 2016
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Why you need two layers of attic insulation

Loft conversion using Kingspan Kooltherm K118 Insulated Plasterboard Have you ever noticed that our online U-Value calculator only offers options for two layers of pitched roof insulation?

We also only ever advise two layers in our Kooltherm Quick Guide.

So, why isn’t one layer of attic … Read the rest

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How to use Kingspan insulation for Halloween

Halloween8 Here’s something a little more light-hearted for our blog followers….How to make tombstones out of your Kingspan Insulation off-cuts. Mwwwhhaaahhhaaa…

Here’s the process in just a few steps:

1. First, take your Kingspan off-cuts

2. Cut them to shape, but … Read the rest

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Using insulated plasterboard in the bathroom

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Adding extra insulation to a property, to improve the reduce energy consumption and therefore heating bills is a common project these days and one of the simplest solutions is to use insulated plasterboard on the inside of the walls to … Read the rest

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How to insulate a basement

styrozone-basement There is currently a greater emphasis on creating more space in homes, rather than moving to larger ones, especially in areas where space for properties is limited. There are several methods of doing this; either up into the attic, out… Read the rest
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How to comply with the building regulations & standards using SIPs

Compliance The use of SIPs (structural insulated panels) can be a straightforward route to building regulation compliance as one thickness of insulation can achieve compliance across England, Wales and Scotland.

SIPs typically feature a highly insulated core sandwiched between two layers … Read the rest

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