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Posted Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 11:05pm in Robert's blog

With all the "eco" elements of the refurbishment having been completed, we recently got a revised energy performance assessment done. The surveyor was very impressed with the house, and said they couldn't think of anything else we could have done to it.

And the result is...

Posted Tuesday, 6 May 2014 - 8:45pm in Robert's blog

Here's the finished result:

Posted Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 11:27am in Robert's blog

A quick update: the EWI has now been rendered, here's what it looks like:

Posted Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 6:43pm in Robert's blog

The last couple of weeks have been spent mostly on the rear external wall insulation.

Posted Friday, 28 February 2014 - 10:59pm in Robert's blog

After a break from the 'eco' aspects of the project, this week we completed the installation of the rainwater harvesting tank.

Posted Tuesday, 31 December 2013 - 6:37pm in Robert's blog

It's turning out to be very difficult to keep up the air-tightness, now that we've got various other trades involved.

Posted Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 10:49pm in Robert's blog

Today we got the boiler fired up, and the heating running on the first and second floors.

Posted Wednesday, 4 December 2013 - 10:51pm in Robert's blog

The blog has been quiet these past two weeks, partly because we've been in a state of limbo with the builders.

Posted Wednesday, 20 November 2013 - 6:53pm in Robert's blog

Since the last blog post, some things have been happening at the house, but of a non-eco variety. Most of last week the plasterers were in, and we've now got all but one of the rooms skimmed. Today, Roy the cornice man was doing some repair work to the cornices...

Posted Wednesday, 6 November 2013 - 7:13pm in Robert's blog

The builders have now started fitting UdiReco to the external rear wall of the house:

Posted Thursday, 31 October 2013 - 11:58pm in Robert's blog

Here you're looking at offcuts of Spacetherm which, cumulatively, are equivalent to one full sheet:

Posted Tuesday, 29 October 2013 - 5:44pm in Robert's blog

I'm back on-site now. The last of the Udireco internal wall insulation went up today:

Posted Saturday, 19 October 2013 - 11:59am in Robert's blog

The builders have been doing general making good and plasterboarding work, in preparation for the plasterers coming in and putting the skim coat on the remaining rooms...United Utilities have now opened the stretch of road in front of our house...

Posted Tuesday, 15 October 2013 - 7:06pm in Robert's blog

The builders started putting up the UdiReco in the ground floor hallway and progressed up to the first floor bathroom. Here's a photo of where it was up to as of Friday...

Posted Tuesday, 8 October 2013 - 8:02pm in Robert's blog

The Spacetherming of the front elevation is now complete...

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