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 …

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 – …