Project update – Part III

On January 22, 2013, in Bright Green News, New Project, News, by BGH_AH

So just a quick update… at the end ofour second week on site week we have managed to get the wall knocked out and the steel inserted to open up the dining and kitchen area – carefully insulated at the end of the beam to avoid cold bridging. This is to stop the beam creating […]

New Project Part II

On January 18, 2013, in Bright Green News, New Project, News, by BGH_AH

Our first week on the job was spent investigating what we couldn’t find out before; exactly what lay under the carpets, where the drains run, getting the water and gas turned off so we could start removing the existing bathroom and kitchen, having the electrician set up a site RCD (for safety), and discuss the […]

How you can help the environment from the comfort of your own home

On June 27, 2012, in Bright Green News, Fun things, by BGH_AH

There are lots of things we can do at home, both in the house and around the garden, to be more environmentally friendly.  It is more important than ever that human beings look after the planet and work to mitigate the effects of climate change, and we can all play a part in the global […]

Kemp Town eco-renovation

On February 5, 2011, in New Project, by BGH_AH

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 […]

Week 2 part 2

On January 27, 2011, in New Project, by BGH_AH

Fran, Simon, Nick and I discussed the floor situation – and the location for the new wetroom door So, a couple of interesting little quirks we have discovered. First, and most pressing is that the groundfloor is not actually a suspended timber floor, but instead it is a floating floor on a concrete slab. with […]

New Project week 2

On January 26, 2011, in New Project, by BGH_AH

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 […]

New Project – week1

On January 22, 2011, in New Project, by BGH_AH

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. […]