Hackney Permaculture

Up in the attic
November 23, 2008, 10:20 pm
Filed under: Doing | Tags: ,

Whilst not in the garden we have also been insulating the loft. I read somewhere that if everyone in the country did this we wouldn’t need to be building nasty new coal power stations. Better get to it then.

With a little research, Warmcel 100 seemed to be one of the most effective environmental materials about for insulating. It is made from fire-retardant recycled newspaper also treated with antifungal stuff. Lovely.

I bought mine from Natural Insultions who were very good value and quick to deliver. It came in nearly 30 bags which needed fluffing up before being spread around… which sounds a lot easier than it is. I was usually knackered after doing two bags and needed to save my stamina for playing and teaching guitar. I thought it was going to take an afternoon but it ended up taking nearly two months of little loft shifts.

We were very lucky that the landlord agreed to pay for it and trusted us to get it fitted ourselves, it cost around £300 and is supposed to save us over £100 a year in heating bills.

Nearly finished now...

Nearly finished now...

Jakob gets stuck in

Jakob gets stuck in


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