After learning of the different benefits brought by insulation through re-doing our ceiling, we thought why not do the same with our internal walls. As the old plaster had been removed and the walls exposed and newly rendered, the surface was ready to insulate before plaster boarding back up again.
This process was slightly more difficult than the ceiling had been, as there were no sections to work with, just vast vertical walls, so the insulation wouldn’t be ‘contained’ in the same way without a frame.
For this reason, we decided to construct a wooden frame for the walls. This would serve two purposes: firstly it would provide sections to hold in place the rolls of insulation; and secondly it would provide a surface to screw the sheets of plasterboard onto. As our walls were made from everything and anything, they weren’t perfectly straight and in a bit of a bendy condition. By creating a frame, we could ensure that the new walls would be perfectly straight and flow into one another, resulting in a smooth, bump free wall.
The process here can be clearly shown by the pictures below. The most difficult part, which unfortunately is undocumented, was transporting the large sheets of plasterboard down our small and windy staircase…needless to say we lost a few along the way.
If you have any questions about the process don’t hesitate to ask!