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Old 03-05-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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Log cabin attic insulation

Hi guys,

I'm 18 and living at home, out back in a log cabin. It has only aeroboard under the floor for insulation. As you'd imagine it gets quite cold out there. Now I'm fine as I have a heater on all the time during the winter. However I plan on moving my reptiles from the house out into the attic. I'm going to need to insulate the attic first. Getting it done professionally is not really an option as funds are low.

I have barely ever put a nail into a wall before, quite literally. So please bare with me.

So first of I have decided on using 2 x 1 batten, with 25mm kingspan covered with chipboard.

Could I use plasterboard instead of chipboard ? Will 25mm kingspan be enough.

Thirdly and most importantly. I have no idea how to ventilate. I've read up about soffit vents etc. Still cant get my head around it.

My attic is similar to this, though smaller and no furniture

Any kind of help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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Old 03-05-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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start thinking in terms of insulating the outside of the roof,which you can do and still keep the original look of the loft


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Exterior roof insulation is a good idea, and surely the easiest for you. Read on greenbuildingadvisor.com and/or buildingscience.com so you get the right thickness, tape the joints, etc. You'll have to dink w/ your present roofing; remove and replace it, or remove and put on new stuff.
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