Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Monday, 27 June 2011
The Limecrete Company are back today to start laying the lime screed. First step is wetting down the limecrete slab.
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Day 437 - Underfloor heating pipes pressure tested
Underfloor heating pipes connected up to the manifold and pressure tested.
The pressure has settled at 1.5 bar. It was pressurised to more than this but as plastic tubes give a little bit it causes the pressure to drop. The pipes will remain under pressure while we lay the lime screed. If the pressure drops to zero then the pipes have been punctured - we hope to avoid this!
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Monday, 6 June 2011
Saturday, 4 June 2011
The edge insulation is fitted around the timber plates which will form the internal walls. It will stop the timber drawing the moisture out of the lime screed too quickly when it is laid, and also provide an expansion gap around the edge of the screed once it is dry. It is also fitted around the external walls, (along with additional insulation), against the blockwork, to try and reduce heat loss.