Our house is about 100 years old, semi, with a smallish attic that you can stand up in and has a little skylight. It's completely floored in what look like the original floorboards. It's unlikely (but not totally out of the question) that we'd ever properly convert it, but we might need it as a study in a few years if we have another baby.
We are pretty sure it's not insulated. I don't think I can bring myself to have the floorboards torn up to have the normal stuff laid. Has anyone had blown insulation in an attic like this? And also, if we were to lay out rolls of insulation (the stuff that's covered in plastic) on top of the floorboards, would that make a difference? Anyone got any other ideas?
oh, and if you want to store stuff in the attic in the meantime, you should lay some joists first - the same height as the insulation - then you can lay plyboards over the top without squashing the insulation (it needs to be fully puffed up to be effective)
Can you change the windows? We have replaced all windows with double glass modern pvc. (Do appreciate this doesn't suit all houses but there are millions of styles available on the market. The insulation they provide is fantastic.
Ramble, I tried out the British Gas website, and it flat-out refused to accept us as the attic is floored. Will try council, but suspect we may have difficulties as it's not a standard job. It's a PITA - cost us £109 to insulate old flat...