Front half of the house finally emerging from behind the scaffold.

Front half of the house finally emerging from behind the scaffold.

@23 hours ago

External Wall Insulation - fitting the Baumit Open Reflect over the Porotherm

@1 week ago
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Romanian workforce, Austrian insulation, German blocks, Danish windows. Day 1 of render install gone well except we appear to be short of insulation and there’s a 5 day wait for more.

Romanian workforce, Austrian insulation, German blocks, Danish windows. Day 1 of render install gone well except we appear to be short of insulation and there’s a 5 day wait for more.

@1 month ago
Rationel Aura Plus windows and doors installed, with plenty of space around the frame for insulation.

Rationel Aura Plus windows and doors installed, with plenty of space around the frame for insulation.

@2 months ago

Final (?) thinking on stair design - trying to create opportunity to attack it diagonally.

@2 months ago
Clay blocks almost complete, getting ready for pre-fab roof next week.

Clay blocks almost complete, getting ready for pre-fab roof next week.

@3 months ago
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Easi-joists in place supported on resin anchor fixed bearers

Easi-joists in place supported on resin anchor fixed bearers

@5 months ago with 1 note
Back on home4self now sun is out. Parge coat brushed on to Porotherm blocks in floor zone for air-tightness.

Back on home4self now sun is out. Parge coat brushed on to Porotherm blocks in floor zone for air-tightness.

@5 months ago
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Final stair details - surface finishes still to play for

Final stair details - surface finishes still to play for

@1 week ago

First fix carpentry - good to be working in the dry finally

@1 week ago
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Woodfibre in eaves to ensure continuous insulation zone that meets external wall EPS. Wind tight membrane over top then sealed with Orcon F adhesive along timber.

Woodfibre in eaves to ensure continuous insulation zone that meets external wall EPS. Wind tight membrane over top then sealed with Orcon F adhesive along timber.

@2 months ago
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I can confirm that 1500mm square triple glazed composite windows are _quite_ heavy.

I can confirm that 1500mm square triple glazed composite windows are _quite_ heavy.

@2 months ago
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Pre-fab ‘Smartroof’ panels installed - amazing what you can achieve with a big enough crane.

@2 months ago
Self-build selfie in most appropriate t-shirt. Knackered from more block laying. at home4self – View on Path.

Self-build selfie in most appropriate t-shirt. Knackered from more block laying. at home4self – View on Path.

@4 months ago with 1 note
Fixing bearers to Porotherm walls for air-tight floor joist detail

Fixing bearers to Porotherm walls for air-tight floor joist detail

@5 months ago
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