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 – …

New Project week 2

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just a quick update as things are moving on apace – we have removed the ceilings in the living room and kitchen – exposing the steels completely –  it is amazing what a difference a few feet in height can make to a space. We have also stripped out the downstairs bathroom and airing cupboard – see photo below – …

New Project – week1

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So – week one of our new project in Kemp Town, Brighton – we have spent the week demolishing the original conversion – and as with every job we have ever worked on there have been a few surprises, but nothing that we can’t handle – or in some cases incorporate into the overall design. First thing to do was …