Environmental Information Exchange

Heating a smaller space: Kirtlington Village Hall

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Problem

There was more area to heat than needed in the main hall and the roof had only 100mm of glass fibre insulation.

Solution

The volume of the hall is to be reduced with the installation of a suspended plasterboard ceiling with 300mm of mineral wool insulation.

Result

The area that requires heating will be decreased and the increasing insulation levels will increase the retention of heat. From EiEs calculations this will reduce the heating requirements of the main hall by 25% and reduce annual bills by approximately £193/yr if heating is correctly managed.

Research in to the badminton association guidance showed that despite lowering the height of the ceiling the hall would still be suitable for recreational badminton