New to this forum, reading some of the other posts has been super helpful!
I have a small loft space which is what's left over from a loft conversion built around 2010, way before we moved in. This small space is just big enough to crawl around on hands and knees and is used for storage. Our loft conversion is cold in the winter, I'm sure mainly due to loss of heat into the loft space, but our boiler is also in there. We look like the local growers...
The current state of insulation is old fibre on the floor which has been packed in under the boards (ceiling on lower room, and some wedged against the ventilation?!) and badly fit/completely uncut Celotex against the loft conversion wall. The loft space door is flimsy as anything and has no insulation which bleeds heat into the space.
Boiler pipes has some lagging.
Main space, fibre wedged in ventilation gaps has resulted in some condensation issues from what I can see on beams. Nothing major, no real damage and moisture levels are low.
Some fitted and some uncut celotex against loft conversion wall
What I'm looking for is some advice. I'd like to keep this as a cold loft for storage and retain heat in the loft conversion, not convert to warm loft as this seems like a huge waste of money.
My main intention is to do the following:
Remove all fibreglass from ventilation gap to reduce moisture/condensation.
Lift the boards and replace the fibreglass insulation with Eko-roll, and re-board.
Lag all boiler pipes throughout.
Cut Celotex where possible to fit correctly.
Use remaining Eko-roll to fill any spaces not filled with Celotexac
Use Airtec reflective bubble across the loft conversion wall and beams to seal.
Will any of this cause any issues or not be fit for purpose?
At some point we are going to have to check and replace the insulation in the loft conversion roof as I'm sure this is also poorly done and probably damaged due to the amount of heat we loose and how hot it is in the summer, but that's another job!
Thanks, any and all advice is welcome!