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Inside the Green's family home

Back inside the Green's family home

1. Roof insulation

Roof insulation About 25% of a home's heat is lost through the roof so
I put extra insulation in the loft. The loft already had 15cm
of glass fibre insulation on the floor of the roof space
between the ceiling joists.

Glass fibre insulation is made using a lot of energy.
The glass fibres can break when you handle them and
this can affect your health. So I chose to lay sheep's wool insulation as it is more sustainable and easier to lay.

I put 15cm on top of the glass fibre to increase the
insulation in the roof. I laid the wool across the
previous insulation (at 90° to it) so I could cover
the wooden joists and stop heat from crossing
into the roof space through the wood.

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