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Looking for insulation backed board to put between bed and cold external wall

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johnnybuoy Sat 06-Feb-16 00:01:20

My daughters bed is up against a cold external wall so I was looking to but some sort of board with insulation at the back between her bed and the the wall.
It doesn't have to be very big ..say 2 feet by 3 feet by 1/2 inches thick.
I don't want to dryline the wall because that would take a couple of inches away from what is already a very small .
Any suggestions appreciated.

Ruhrpott Sat 06-Feb-16 00:09:43

What about maybe using wood flooring underlay. Has the advantage of a damp proof membrane too. Not sure if it would work but is a lot thinner than board. We have half a roll spare in the garage if your in South Wales. Something like this

johnnybuoy Sat 06-Feb-16 00:37:09

I should have said I want something solid that I can paint the same colour as the wall as it will be visible.

AlwaysOutnumberdNeverOutgunned Sat 06-Feb-16 00:50:54

A rug might work well.

member Sat 06-Feb-16 01:08:46

Wall rock thermal liner? It's like an insulating wallpaper between 3 & 4 mm deep that can be painted over. Not quite as effective as plasterboard with insulation bonded to it but you should get a warmer room without losing space?

JT05 Sat 06-Feb-16 10:06:18

B&Q sell insulation board in varying sizes. I can't remember if it has a plasterboard finish. You could make a feature pin board of it if it can't be painted.

Qwebec Sun 07-Feb-16 03:31:48

I they the key would be the opposite, rather than trying to blen in make a contrast like a soft headboard (the are all kind of DIY tutorials) to be used for the length of the bed, it could double as a comfy seating during the day .

I like the rug idea too, and there are sum fun textures out there like this:

PigletJohn Sun 07-Feb-16 13:41:54

a thin one will not be effective.

Consider that CWI is between 2 and 4 inches thick, and loft insulation is between 6 and 10. The products that are basically high-priced wallpaper are no good, they feel warm to your finger because you are touching a less conductive surface and you are feeling your finger warmth.

You could screw a rigid foam-backed insulating plasterboard to the wall if you wanted, but less than an inch of foam will not be worth the trouble.

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