- Recyled loft insulation (House that £100k built/aeroplane insulation content)
So, I saw on the above program, that the hippy types got a skip load of insulation from airliner breakers for free.
So, can I buy this or some other waste insulation on the cheap from anywhere, in builders bags perhaps? Obv needs to be safe to handle/suitable for loft insulation.
I’m looking at around £400 for 90 sq m traditional loft insulation @ 200mmPosted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
I’m not so sure about how good the insulation in airlines is at insulating heat – its more for sound insulation than heat insulation. As the air in an airliner is changed every few mins or so there is little point in trying to retain heat via insulation as warm air you’re insulating is dumped overboard and the incoming air is heated to the required temperature by recoving heat from the air your splilling overboard.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Dunno, we got ours about 2.5 years ago.
It was that effective (300mm Vs the really thin layer that was in there brefore) that it would probably pay for itself in no time even at full price. We’re a flat over a shop though so if we can stop heat escaping then we only have to top it up a little from our heaters. The gains in a house are probably smaller.Posted 4 years agodooosukMember
Don’t think the DIY stores will ever be that cheap again.
There’s plenty of sellers on Ebay, knocking out left overs from jobs though at at £10/roll or less.
Also odd that a lot of the sellers seem to be based around the St Helens area where the Knauf factory is.
Still, I bought a load from a seller at a good price earlier in the year.Posted 4 years ago
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