BC visit 14th October
A colleague, Ian Ridley and I visited the site in the morning. Paul Archer was there. We delivered a box of meters to be installed (gas, water, electric, 2 heat meters). Also we were deciding on monitoring of relative humidity on the cold side of the insulation at several points.
The Gutex boards were mainly completely fitted, using mechanical fixings, something like a giant rawlplug. Lime plaster scratch coat was still soft a few days after plastering. Overall there is a five week schedule from raw wall to insulated and plaster finished wall, compared to a 2 day schedule for drylining type insulation. Comment was, this was long but would be ok for a build of several houses, but for a single one meant delays.
The concrete floor has been poured and set ready for Jablite insulation. Seeing the thickness of this gives a clear feel for how much the volume of this house will be reduced by the insulation.
Cable ducts will be installed within the plaster for monitoring equipment.
One party wall by the stairs will not be insulated and could be a cold wall if there is an unfilled cavity. Infra Red camera could be used to check this next week.
I took two videos, one of the gutex and lime plaster the other of how one piece of the ceiling will be insulated. Click here http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=&release=108727814
Some photos below
Jablite 150mm thick for rear, and 3oomm for front part of house. Thermafleece, 100mm thick