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Subfloor – no insulation

  • Insulation was not a requirement when the house was built; insulation was required but never installed; the insulation has fallen out; the insulation has been blown out by wind

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Subfloor – poorly installed insulation

  • Insulation was incorrectly installed, with gaps and spaces, or has been damaged by tradespeople

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  • Wind damage

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Subfloor – reflective foil only installed

  • Reflective foil was commonly used when the house was built; the foil has become dirty and tarnished which reduces its effectiveness

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  • Foil is damaged (usually by wind); there is no still air space between foil and floor – air blowing through the gap makes insulation ineffective

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Pole foundations – subfloor insulation damage

  • The insulation was incorrectly installed; there are gaps between the insulation and subfloor framing 

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  • There was no sheet lining under the insulation, and it has been damaged or blown out by wind or has been damaged by tradespeople

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Pole foundations – water damage to underside of flooring

Subfloor services – damaged wiring

Wiring passing through polystyrene subfloor insulation

  • Incorrect installation – over long periods, polystyrene can damage electrical cabling

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Roof space – insulation is wet

  • A leak through roofing, around a chimney, flue or other roof penetration, from an inadequately flashed parapet or an overflowing internal gutter

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  • Leaking pipes or water tanks in the roof space

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Pole foundations – underside of flooring visible

  • Damage to or missing subfloor insulation, or no subfloor insulation was installed originally 

    How to repair