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best type of insulation

  • 21-11-2021 8:23pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭ thebourke


    Looking to get some insulation work done on my house.It's an end of terrace house,built in the 1960s

    Is the best form of insulation external wall insulation?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,805 ✭✭✭ enricoh


    I'd be sorting out the attic first



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭ thebourke


    i got that done a few years ago.....



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,150 ✭✭✭ Yellow_Fern


    Did you insulate the attic door? a board of PIR sealed at the edges is great. If you know anyone with a thermal camera it is great to use to check attic insulation as there are often cold spots where it was badly laid. Then try to seal where pluming enters the attic. Most houses have a ton of little jobs that are worth doing.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭ thebourke


    yes i have insulated the attic door..



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,150 ✭✭✭ Yellow_Fern


    To answer your original question, normally external if better than cavity and internal insulation as everything is covered, less missing spots and your joists are on the warm side and safer



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