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Message posted by Ste7761 via mobile 12/1/2020 at 2:59pm
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I'm getting the foil rolls from screwfix, do you fit it between the rafters(long narrow strips) or fix to the rafters going straight across?

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Kingspan insulating boards are the best option fitted in between the floor joists then wood lathes screwed across the floor joists.
Expensive but a professional job.

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Message posted by James Watt13/1/2020 at 7:38pm
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Hello Ste...

Just wondering what unit you have?

I knew someone with a 10ft * 28ft static caravan, who fitted what you intend to use. He did fit it in line with floor joists, but said the floor was still cold in the cold weather.

I held back from telling him not to block the floor level vents, he was not the type to take good advice.

I'm currently discussing with an old chum about fitting under-flooring insulation boards to his Residential Park Home.
Before starting, it will be essential to check the underside, especially the chassis (not ALL are Zinc Coated for longevity.)

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It's a willerby lyndhurst 38 foot long. Not sure how best to insulate it. I was told that the foil made a big difference

Message posted by James Watt13/1/2020 at 9:28pm
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Hello again Ste..

If your model is the 'Electrically Heated' model, then you'll certainly notice an improvement, as the extra low level vents that are required for gas heaters will not exist. (Unless it has been converted)

Even if not, you will still benefit.

I used plug-in electric heaters in my old static, so I was able to
(temporarily) seal off some of the vents. I still made sure my Carbon Monoxide Alarm was active, didn't want to worry my wife.

After fitting the insulation, it is advised to cover it with 'industrial strength' PVC Sheeting, tacked all the way round at short intervals, for a neat (and extra layer) finish.

It will pay for itself eventually, but abviously only in the cold times.

Best not to hurry, assistance will save time and temper    


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Message posted by James Watt14/1/2020 at 8:17am
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Just wish to add a couple of points.

My previous comment about Zinc should have referred to 'galvanised' (longer lasting) rather than 'plated' (shorter lasting).

Certainly it's worth inspecting the chassis, and preparing it, BEFORE applying the insulation.

Regards James.

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Putting skirting around the van will also help as it prevents cold air blowing under the van, if you do this remember to leave an easily removable/hinged section in order to access drain valves for the water system. Also fit ventialtion grids in the skirting

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I suspect the static caravan site is a 'Holiday' only one.

Many of them do not permit skirting or decking, as it looks like it may be used for 'Full Time' living.

Just saying.

Regards James

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