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Timber frame - retrofit insulation

  • 08-04-2021 8:38pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,795 ✭✭✭ KaneToad


    Has anyone any experience of pumping the cavity in an existing timber frame house? As outlined in the animation on this link:

    http://www.retrofoamuk.com/timber-frame-wall-insulation.php

    I know that pumping the external cavity is a big no for timber frame structures. But am interested in this alternative, if anyone has any knowledge of it.

    The external insulation/wrapping option is not a runner due to the cost. The house is a 15 yr old bungalow.

    Thanks.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,795 ✭✭✭ KaneToad


    Also, if anyone knows an Irish company doing this, could they post a link?


  • Registered Users Posts: 255 ✭✭ Biker1


    KaneToad wrote: »
    Also, if anyone knows an Irish company doing this, could they post a link?

    Hard to see how beneficial this would be. Basically compressing the existing insulation with foam !!!!. Also no certification provided, only statement saying currently being tested.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,795 ✭✭✭ KaneToad


    Biker1 wrote: »
    Hard to see how beneficial this would be. Basically compressing the existing insulation with foam !!!!. Also no certification provided, only statement saying currently being tested.

    I suppose it depends on the quality/quantity of the existing insulation.

    Lack of certification would be an issue, certainly. I'm a bit sceptical of it but was keen to hear from someone (if they exist) who had this done in Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,712 ✭✭✭ Metric Tensor


    I can only see it being useful if the existing insulation is absent or pure rubbish.

    At any rate - if there's no Agrement Cert then I wouldn't entertain it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,974 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52


    At least if you pi$$ into the wind you get a verifiable result.
    .
    The result here could be anything:
    un-sleeved wall vents come to mind.
    un-sleeved power cables getting embedded in gung
    if you have a service cavity.....

    not for me


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,795 ✭✭✭ KaneToad


    Not a popular practice, by the looks of it!
    I guess this means the likelihood of finding anyone who actually got it done is low.

    Oh well, back to the drawing board..


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