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  • Insulating An Existing Garage Wall
  • Premier Icon andykirk
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    Hi

    I am in the process of turning an existing garage into a habitable room.

    The garage currently has a single skin brick/ block external wall, this will be timber lined and insulated on the inside face. My query is, should I fix a breather membrane directly onto the inside face of the existing brick wall before fixing the timber framing, or is this not necessary? An alternative is to apply a liquid waterproof coating to the inside face. Or nothing.

    Thanks for any help.

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    I put a polythene liner directly against the bricks in my garage. Will need incorporating into the doc though, I added wider doc and taped it over the polytge before screwingvtge batons into the wall.

    Premier Icon sharkbait
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    I would have thought so.
    I would go with: membrane, timber frame, kingspan in the frame (leaving a gap between the kingspan and the wall/membrane) then plasterboard.
    Make sure you foam every gap between the kingspan and the frame before plasterboarding.

    Premier Icon andykirk
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    Thank you very much for the help.

    Stumpy – what’s a doc?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    I’m gonna watch this too..
    Would assume doc is just DPC autocorrected.

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Andy, dpc, damp proof course, auto correct!. I ground out the mortar on the inside of the wall, slipped in a double width dpc and mortared it in. I then then brought the polythene down and folded the dpc up over the polythene. That way any water that penetrated the brick ran down to the dpc and hopefully back out rather than pooling on the floor.

    Premier Icon andykirk
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    Thanks doc.

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