Grass Roof – blooming lovely

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I haven’t had a chance to update our blog regarding some of our projects for ages so here we go: We have been working on  project in Surrey for the last 9 months,the owners of this E rated (SAP rating – standard assessment procedure for the Energy Efficiency of dwellings – think of the A-G ratings seen on domestic appliances) …

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 – …

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 …