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Insulation by Ginnyp on 4 November 2006 12:09am
All those Arctic travellers love insulation. My mother just layers up when she's on her own at home. I've moved in with her recently with my two girls. The house is built on a wooden platform over a (you can't call it a swamp it's not warm enough) piece of land that should never have been used for construction. It's at a temperature which is not normal in England.
However, we have managed to shove 14 rolls of space blanket from B&Q into our loft/attic and believe me that has made a huge warm toasty difference.
By the way Mum has had two hip replacements and she was determined, so don't put it off!
Re: Insulation by Spursfan on 4 November 2006 9:38am
Where about is it that you live Ginny?
Re: Insulation by Ginnyp on 5 November 2006 9:47pm
I'm ashamed to say, in the very south, 10 miles from the coast, but in an area where, because of population, buildings are put up in any available area that is surrounded by older buildings. 13th,16th,18th,20th Centuries But there are pockets of undesireable land sold off for large amounts of cash. This land was sold off by The Rectory, but I am pretty sure it had private owners.
The houses are timber framed with straw internal walls, aged just 23-26 years approximately. Piles where driven into the ground to support the platforms to support the houses. You could class old ponds and lakes as swamps at lower temperatures. Loads of mozzies in the Summer and constant cold in the Winter.
However, there is an upside, the views are fantastic in this area on a crisp cold day when it's warmer outside than in.
Re: Insulation by Spursfan on 5 November 2006 10:10pm
I had you down as living in the northern tip of Scotland!!

My daughter lives in Sittingbourne Kent - anywhere near you?


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