Help & advice
Up to a third of the heat lost from uninsulated homes escapes through the walls - so consider insulating while you renovate! Insulation can be installed easily in stud walls, cavity walls, or fitted on top of solid walls (either by attaching insulation boards or by building a stud wall). However, not all homes are the same so speak to a professional to understand what is best.
The Reno floorplanner allows you to choose between three types of wall: external, solid, and stud.
Knowing the difference between different wall types is important for understanding what can be mounted on it. For example, if you want a wall hung toilet, a solid wall is fine, but a stud wall may need to be reinforced to support it.
How to identify a solid wall (or brick cavity wall)
How to identify a stud wall
Stud walls are typically made of timber and plaster. These walls are lightweight and hollow, so can't support as much weight as a solid wall.
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Starting with bedrooms and bathrooms, we've built Reno to guide you through key decisions, from big ones like layout to little ones like how to edge your tiles. We turn this into a neat, sharable brief that homeowners and trades can use for more realistic quotes.
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