I am just looking for some advise on this. I have gotten so much information in the last couple of months that I am not sure what I am doing anymore.
Edit: I should have specified that this is a detached cottage about 100yrs old with a small extension done 40years ago and with a new roof added 25yrs ago.
- First question is in relation to wall insulation. The house has the thick stone walls. It has not been lived in for about 10yrs so things have gotten a bit damp. I am trying to decided on three options
2. Outside insualtion & skud and plaster inside
3. Inside insulation only.
I am leaning towards option 1 as a balance between cost and effectiveness.
- The second issue is the chimney. It is your typical old house chimney. Takes up half the room and for no good reason anymore. The plan is to remove it as it is also half blocking access to the room behind it upstairs. I am wondering if anyone here has had expereince doing this and if they have come accross any major problems doing so.
- Next issue is not so easy to explain but if there is a carpenter here he might know. There is an old stairs in the house from about the 50's and I need to move the landing which runs overhead the central room. I am wondering if you think it would be possible to take it apart and move it or would this not be possible. I am sorry I know it is a bit vague.