Thursday 28 April 2011

Day 382

Cladding is about half way along south elevation now.

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Day 380 - west doors glazed

The sliding doors are now complete on the west elevation.  We now just need to glaze the south sliding doors.

...and the glass goes into the triple sliding doors!

Friday 22 April 2011

Day 376 -sliding doors in triple track

Sliding doors fitted in the triple track today... just the glazing to go.

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Day 374

Cladding progresses on the south elevation...

Tuesday 19 April 2011

Day 373

The pair of sliding doors were fitted into the frames on south elevation today... just the glass to go now!

Sunday 17 April 2011

Day 371

We started putting in the sheeps wool insulation between the battens.  This is the final bit of the insulation in the roof, bringing the total depth to 250mm.

We also built the frame around the twin-walled chimney.  This will be enclosed with magnesium board.  It is important to keep all combustible materials at least 50mm from the chimney, and to maintain a 50mm air gap around the chimney.  This boxing will achieve both these things.  When we put the magnesium board on, we will need to ensure that we put in air vents to allow any heat to dissipate.

Insulation and rafters in the roof also must be kept 50mm away from the chimney.

Saturday 16 April 2011

Day 370

We completed the battens to the underside of the rafters today!

Sunday 10 April 2011

Day 361

...and put more sheeps wool in.

This weekend we fixed more battens to the underside of the rafters...

Wednesday 6 April 2011

Day 357 - More sheeps wool

More sheeps wool arrives for insulating the roof.

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Day 356 - Electricity supply put in

New electricity supply put in...

Monday 4 April 2011

Day 353-355

The last 3 days we have been continuing to fix the battens on the underside of the rafters.  These will increase the depth of insulation by an extra 100mm (4 inches).