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dannymccann
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Registered: 9th Aug 06
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31st Oct 08 at 14:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Right I want to know how to inspect my walls to see if they are insulated and if not, whether they can be. Its a mid terrace so the side walls dont matter. I have no idea when the place was built either.

Front view:


Close up:


Back, underneath window:


Back above window:


Also should I be worried about this hole I only just saw today in the bathroom wall?


A few stipulations - I cant get access to the loft (i dont have a ladder), Id rather not drill into the wall if I can help it and ive already looked for these 'mortar' holes, but the mortar between the bricks is so old its crumbling away on itself in most places....
Simon
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Look across the openings, door ways/ windows to try and judge the thickness of the walls. Bricks are normally 100mm wide, blockwork normally the same. Not sure yours would have a cavity.
Leighton
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it looks like a old terrice house in which case the old walls will just be solid brick (ie the front of the house) the back looks like a new extention in which case it will probably be a 100 or 150 mm cavity
smcGSI16V
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quote:
Originally posted by Leighton
it looks like a old terrice house in which case the old walls will just be solid brick (ie the front of the house) the back looks like a new extention in which case it will probably be a 100 or 150 mm cavity


I quite agree with that.

And the hole don't worry about, just slap abit of muck in there to block it up.
Colin
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31st Oct 08 at 17:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cavity wall insulation leaves lots of holes in the facing of the house, leaves it a right mess, id say yours hasnt been done!
dannymccann
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Would it be a good point to make that every outside wall (that isnt an adjoining terrace) is freezing cold? If it was insulated / could be insulated surely this wouldnt be the case?

Also yes I think that back wall (where the hole is) is an extension as thats where my bathroom is, but its always cold in there, even if the radiator has been on all day it is always freezing, surely that hasnt been insulated?
Colin
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No way a house of that age has insulation, it wasnt invented!!
AndyKent
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Wall is too old to have any insulation. Best way to check is stick a tape across the thickness. I would think it'll be about 9" thick. The best you could hope for is that its been dry-lined internally in which case it'll be more than 9" thick.

The hole won't be anything to worry about I'm sure. I thought it might be a cavity weep hole, but you don't have a cavity
Probably just an old overflow pipe hole or similar.....
AndyKent
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Oh, forgot to add. Dry-lining could be pretty expensive - probably far more cost effective to see if you can get some sort of discount on loft insulation and get that done instead.
dannymccann
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1st Nov 08 at 22:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Aye if I could get into the loft I would do so, might get my old man to acquire me a ladder from work hehe

 
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