Category Archives for Insulation

Casement and Sash Window Draught Proofing

Casement windows may be draught-proofed in the same way as previously described for draught-proofing doors. The most efficient material for this purpose is phosphor-bronze strip which should be affixed so that the sprung edge is inside the window-frame when it … Continue reading

06. July 2011 by admin
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Insulating Your Home

Insulation Windows, doors, walls, fireplaces, letterboxes, floors and above all the roofs of old houses are all potential heat losers, and money spent on insulation will certainly be saved on fuel bills. Do not however, make a house so draughtproof … Continue reading

30. May 2011 by admin
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DIY and Building Materials

tongue and groove flooring

In addition to the fixings and adhesives, you will require a number of building materials for mixing concrete, fixing floorboards and flooring material, for damp-proofing and for laying insulation material. All the items shown here will be stocked by DIY … Continue reading

17. December 2010 by admin
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Glossary of DIY Terms

Glossary of DIY Terms - condensation

Glossary of DIY Terms Access hatch – hole either round or square cut into a floor to allow access to plumbing or electrical services. Aggregate – broken stone, pebbles gravel or similar material that forms the largest part of compounds … Continue reading

15. December 2010 by admin
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How to Soundproof a Floor

How to Soundproof a Floor

Soundproofing a Floor Noise pollution can be a cause of friction between neighbours, especially in apartment blocks and properties where floors have been divided into separate flats, though the problem can be just as bad within families. Adding some soundproofing … Continue reading

14. December 2010 by admin
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Quick Secondary Double Glazing

Quick Secondary Double Glazing

Quick and Easy Double Glazing There are a great many different secondary glazing systems on the market, but by far the simplest and cheapest employs a sheet of thin, flexible plastic film taped across the window frame. It makes surprisingly … Continue reading

08. December 2010 by admin
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How to Insulate a Loft – Loft Insulation Guide

How to Insulate a Loft

Insulating the Loft Approximately a quarter of the heat lost from an average house goes through the roof, so preventing this should be one of your priorities when it comes to insulating your home. Provided that you are able to … Continue reading

08. December 2010 by admin
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How to Draught Proof Doors and Windows

How to Draught Proof Doors and Windows

Draught Proofing Your Doors and Windows Draughts account for quite a large proportion of the heat lost from your home and are also responsible for a good deal of discomfort. It is therefore worth spending a little money and effort … Continue reading

08. December 2010 by admin
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How to Soundproof a Wall

How to Soundproof a Wall

Soundproofing Walls Noise generated by thoughtless neighbours can make life distinctly unpleasant, if not intolerable. Although it is difficult to block out unwelcome sounds completely, it is possible to reduce the amount of noise passing through a shared wall. Essential … Continue reading

08. December 2010 by admin
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How to Insulate a Hot Water Cylinder

How to Insulate a Hot Water Cylinder

Insulating a Hot Water Cylinder Many people think that an unlagged cylinder has the advantage of providing a useful source of heat in an airing cupboard — but in fact it squanders a surprising amount of energy. Even a lagged … Continue reading

07. December 2010 by admin
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