Apr 112016
 
Damaged Cement Bags

Today, during our tidy up of the site, we were moving the last 18 bags of cement, and discovered that several of the bags, 4 of them, were damaged. We think that the fork lift truck driver missed his aim and rammed into the bottom layer of the bags and ripped two great big holes […]

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Sep 162011
 
Copper Sheet

We bought a sheet of copper, 1000mm long by 640mm wide and half a millimetre thick! This piece will serve as our base of the heat exchanger for the shower.

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Mar 032011
 

We had the delivery of our plastic crates today. It was a long day of sorting it out and storing them away. It was funny as well because while we were processing this order, another lorry turned up with a duplicate of the order and the driver said “Oh!” and went away again! We were […]

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Feb 142011
 

The staples we are using to hold the Fermacell up are heavy duty wide crown staples. The crown in just under half an inch (11.1mm) and the wire is 1.5mm square. They are available in many lengths from 25mm to 50mm. We will also be using these staples in Stainless steel for attaching the Cedar cladding […]

Feb 112011
 

After all the analysis of design and everything, we come to a final list of plastic pipes, tubes and crates. It adds up to over £6500! The lion share are the AquaCell crate modules for our energy storage system. We have ordered most of what we need for phase 2 of our build and that […]

 Posted by at 6:58 pm
Feb 092011
 

We have been working on building up a shopping list of all the plastic pipework, crates and other plastic items. We were told that the prices for these will be going up by 8% on 1st March probably caused by the higher oil price. So we sat down to analyse our house design to quantify […]

 Posted by at 6:50 pm
Jan 272011
 

Our 120sheets of Fermacell has arrived! The lorry couldn’t fit down the Loke so they got their fork lift truck (they bought it with them!) and offloaded, separately, the two pallets, up on the main Beccles Road and drove down the Loke! They even managed to drive into our garage to dump the second pallet […]

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Nov 122010
 
Rubber Membrane for roof arrives!

The Firestone EPDM Rubber Roof has arrived! The membrane measures 9m by 9.5m or at least that is what is written on the label! It is all folded up and weighs tons! We haven’t unfolded it to find out if it is correct! The other items delivered were two drums of rubber solution to stick […]

 Posted by at 2:31 pm