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  1. As I mentioned in my first post, I will split the tasks which I need to work on. I hope I am posting at the most relevant location, this post would be about insulation of a granite house walls internally. I have been advised that granite houses should not be insulated directly on the granite, it needs to have a cavity so the granite can breath and dry. I am wondering what would be the best way to insulate the walls internally while they still keep their breathibility. I come across a product which called Bauwer light, anyone used this before, reviews does not seems to be incredibly conclusive? Would it worth to go for that type of insulation?
  2. As I just realised my loft has 0 insulation. I am wondering what do you think, which way (or any alternative) would the insulation would work the best: Green - Insulate the floor where there is no room and the sides of the room Red - insulate the roof The ceiling of the room will need to be insulated in both versions Loft photos:
  3. Dear All, Thank you for accepting my registration. Please see below the overview of my current "DIY" project: I have recently purchased a granite house in Scotland, and it does require quite a bit of a refurbishment. After reading more and more on forums and watching videos I ended up with more and more questions. I registered and posting for 2 reasons: To find the best way to solve these issues and Hopefully help for people who face similar problems/questions The main reason why I am not sure in some subjects like wall insulation is cause there are many different opinions and/or not enough information on granite houses (at least I either did not find the right sources or it did confuse me). I am looking to do the following refurbishments which of course I will post in the relevant forum threads in more details: Wall removal – 1 load bearing 1 divider Installation of heavy gauge vapour barrier to the crawls space – quite a few questions here Treating and fixing floor joists – should be relatively straight forward Insulating floor and replacing floor boards – should be relatively straight forward Refurbishing staircase – will see how complicated it will be after a more comprehensive inspection, maybe use existing frame Installing insulation on the walls – not sure if required Installing underfloor heating – should be relatively straight forward General cosmetics (wallpaper removal, painting etc.) From these points some are straight forward, some I am not even sure if required. I would like to document the whole process post photos, videos, prices and time to help for people who are trying to do similar projects. I am planning to hire someone or a company who can do help me in some of the processes and probably give me advice on stages which I will try to do myself. I was already looking through some posts as a guest, and although I still have many questions, I am 100% sure that people here will be able to help me out. Every feed back is welcomed, thank you in advance, Daniel Some photos uploaded as requested, nothing exciting yet:
  4. As I mentioned in my first post, I will split the tasks which I need to work on. I hope I am posting at the most relevant location, this post would be about the "insulation" of a granite house crawl space. The crawl space is about 30 cm deep. I have been advised to install/lay a heave gauge vapour barrier and put sand on it as an extra protection against vapour (joist wet root). When I started to read up on it, I came across a few different solutions: heave gauge vapour barrier (just on the ground) and put sand on it From my readings: it could create puddles, as water could leak from the side walls heave gauge vapour barrier on the joists From my readings: bad idea could just collect water and pretty much continuously soak the joists in it heave gauge vapour barrier on the walls as well From my readings: it might require a pump and/or guttering system heave gauge vapour barrier on the walls, block the air vents, install dehumidifier and sensors I do not know how would that work with granite house and cavity walls, it might will depend on the wall insulation which I am still looking into it, but that's an other topic What would be the best way top lay down the heavy gauge vapour barrier, do I even need one? Please let me know if you need any other information and if I can answer, I will upgrade the original post.
  5. As I mentioned in my first post, I will split the tasks which I need to work on. I hope I am posting at the most relevant location, this post would be about the removal of a (possibly) load load bearing wall between the kitchen and the living room. The only problem which I can see is the fact that half of my staircase is connected to the wall. I planning to refurbish the staircase as well, but I might keep the same frame. I booked a structural engineer to come out and have a look, they said it will cost £450 + VAT, I assume they will advise on the size of cross beam I will need to use and maybe supply some drawings. Managed to spoke with my local council, they advised that as it should cost less than £5000, they can turn around their decision in about 1 week, and their fee would cost pretty much the same as the structural engineer's. This is a rough plan of my house, the L shape next to the red marked wall is the stair case: I do not really have any questions here, of course any comment is welcomed, I am just sharing my current findings.