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Heat movement

grajan Member Posts: 1
Traditional scottish bungalow which has a gas combi boiler supplying heating to kitchen, bedroom,lounge diner and converted loft space with two toilet/shower rooms, one up one down.
We have also fitted a 10 kw woodburning stove in the lounge/dining area mainly as a feature but as an alternative heat source should their be power cuts
Access to the converted loft space is via an open stair at the end of the lounge dining area. Heat goes straight up to the ceiling in L/D and then up stair well displacing the cooler air in loft space and driving it downstairs so as lounge area becomes cool and loft space becomes like an oven! Any one any suggestion how to stop this air/heat movement other than enclosing stair and fitting a door?


  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    edited October 2017
    None, other than mentioned. However it is nice to beable to heat more than just the L/D space. The advantage of open concept design. Cherish it. Ceiling, and other fans may help dissipate the heat faster. However in a power outage.....open a window.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,436
    Is there enough headroom in the loft for a ceiling fan up there, as @Gordy suggested? If so, that's very much the best way to handle it. You may find that it takes a little fussing to find the best place for it.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England