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    single skin wall in extension

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    I've just bought a property which I'm refurbing. It has a small extension which has been build and one of the 3 walls is a single skin wall. Is this allowed now? Do I need to rebuild it? How do I go about insulating it properly if not? Thanks in advance.

    Asked by Michael on 29th Oct 2020
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    Andy.

    "Yes you can insulate on the external part of the wall, using a k render where you can stick insulated panels to the external brick and render over them, or you can use insulated plaster board panels inside and skim over,
    or use jab light or similar and put this on the internal walls, i do lots of garage conversions and my choice is always to insulate externally if possible."

    Answered on 30th Oct 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    A.M Home Improvement

    "Would depend on how was built size and what it's supporting but if just bought property surveyor would of told you if was a problem but no you can have a single skin wall and you can insulate between Wal and plasterboard.

    Regards"

    Answered on 29th Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    KKB Maintenance Services Ltd

    "Hi Micheal, there is no law for an existing single skin wall, to insulate u would need to construct an internal wall and allow insulation in between..

    Hope this helps

    Ken"

    Answered on 30th Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Md build

    "Yes it should be double skin if not it will cause you problems"

    Answered on 30th Oct 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

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