Week 10 – time for the finishing touches!

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So, we are into week 10. This is the week where we are going to have to pull out all the stops, in order to get the finishing touches complete so that the family can move into the property at the weekend. We originally quoted 12 weeks to complete this job, so we are well ahead of schedule, but as …

So week 9 is here

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So, rolling into week 9 sees things starting to come together – it is a fact in building in that so much work goes into what lies behind the scenes, that some times it seems for weeks that there is really no progress. Nothing could be further from the truth – in fact in this eco-build we will have gone …

Week 8 – frantic this week!!

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So, we come to week 8 and there is still so much to do, but we are certainly coming towards the final stretch. While much of the week has been finishing the air tightness layer in the living room, the new media wall and then plasterboard this area in order to make sure we are able to get the plasterer …

Week 7 – starting to come together

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So, the beginning of week 7 sees us moving on to the start of the finishing touches – if that makes sense? The insulation is now installed on all of the external surfaces – we have 150mm of PIR insulation in the roof taking the U value to 0.15W/m2K which is a 20% improvement on the building regulation 2010 level …

Eco-renovation is not always easy – week 6

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As Fran rightly predicted 2 weeks ago – things are getting pretty hairy… with a deadline looming and still alot to do, things have been moving along at lightning pace but there is only a certain number of hours in every day!!There was even a little additional weekend working happening to get things moved forward so that we could hit …

Kemp Town Week 5

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Well – as predicted things are getting hairy – but we have made terrific progress this week – we have begun the preparations of the dining room ceiling ready for the delivery of the conservation roof light from The Rooflight Company. We did have a small hiccup when we discovered that the new ridge beam and cross ties that the …

Kemp-town Week 4

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So, another busy week on site – we have moved on now into the realms of “proper” building –  construction of the new fabric. Having insulated the external walls with celotex, we are now floating in the suspended ceiling to the ground floor and also lifting the boarding of the living space above to prepare for the installation of the …

Kemp Town eco-renovation

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So, continuing the theme of insulation as discussed last week – we have been using this week to insulate the exterior walls of the property – with 2 cross battened layers of Celotex (www.celotex.co.uk) thereby reducing cold bridging. (cold bridging is mostly succinctly described on Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_bridging) This insulation has been completed around the first floor, including behind the …

Insulating the exterior walls

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So this week we have finished the demolitions – the next step has been to begin the lining of the exterior front and rear walls with Poly-isocyanurate (PIR) insulation – now although this is not the most natural of materials (it is made from oil after all), it does have an extremely good thermal resistance (otherwise known as lamda – …