Thursday, 30 September 2010
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Saturday, 18 September 2010
The main rooflight over the stairs fitted (by ESB roof glazing specialists).
The first rooflight fitted by ESB (roof glazing specialists)...
Friday, 17 September 2010
The ground floor bales finish under the first floor joists, and the first floor bales will begin on top of the joists, so we have a gap in the zone of the floor joists (300mm deep) which needs to be insulated. This space is an awkward shape (mainly due to the floor joists being 'I' shaped), and we thought the easiest way to fill it tightly (with no air gaps) was with a hemp and lime insulation.
We wanted to test this first to see how difficult it was, how well it worked, and how long it would take to dry. The mix we used was 3 hemp to 1 lime with just enough water to coat. It is a dry mix.
As the number of bales that got wet was much greater than at first thought, we did not have enough dry bales to finish all the walls. Very kindly the stud, who we had given some bales to earlier on (as we had ordered more than we needed), agreed to exchange some of our wet bales for dry ones.