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    Elphaba2007
    Loft insulation and electrics - danger?
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    • 20th Sep 07, 6:51 PM
    Loft insulation and electrics - danger? 20th Sep 07 at 6:51 PM
    I went in the loft of my newly bought house yesterday. There is the standard yellow insulation I was expecting. However, over the entire space where the bathroom lies below the insulation had been removed and it now lies in a big heap the other side of the loft.

    The bathroom had new lights installed just before I moved in. They are the kind where you get 6 little lights sunk so they are flush with the ceiling. They seem to have been installed through the loft, so now there are wires and things sticking out into the loft space.

    So, my question is; can I just put the insulation back so it's lying on top of these wires and things or would that be a really dangerous fire hazard? Did the person who installed the lights leave the insulation off because it's a hazard, or he just couldn't be bothered to put it back? If it's dangerous to put it back, how can I insulate that part of the loft safely?

    Thank you!
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