Nov 132021
 

We had a week of slicing and pushing loads of PU insulation foam boards up into the rafters! We carried on with the task we started last week where we wanted to get rid of all the random collection of 2nd grade of expanded polyurethane foam boards we acquired very cheaply, slice it up and […]

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Nov 062021
 

Among several interruptions during this week’s work, we got on with installing new framework for two sliding doors for our stand-alone Bathroom as well as for Ensuite Two. Both of these rooms are going to have two half¬†sliding doors, built into the body of the walls themselves (pocket), not exposed, mounted on the surface. It […]

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Oct 192021
 

This week we finished cutting hatches into the hall floors on Monday and Tuesday. Then we needed a way of lifting the panels easily. So we drilled a hole 100mm diagonally in from each corner and inserted a ‘Pronged T Nut’ into each hole from below, then we could use a bolt with a T […]

Oct 162021
 

For this rather truncated week of work, we resumed the task of laying down the floorboards after a week of building the framework. One of the first things we did was to put in a load of insulation bits and pieces from our giant bag of “rubbish” we got outside into the area under the […]

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Oct 092021
 

This week (apart from one day on Friday lost due to other commitments) was spent constructing the complicated framework for supporting the remaining Hallways, going up to the Great room, the crossroads and the bigger section under the stairs and up to the Front door. One of the tasks we had to do first before […]

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Sep 262021
 

After buying the valves last week, we started looking for some of the other things needed for automating the house. The next things are Flow sensors – to measure how much water the motorised valve are letting through. Servo motors – To control how much air is supplied/extracted from each room. Push button switches – […]