Finally installing the cedar cladding to the studio extension, and rather fine it looks too.
Condensation occasionally forms on the outside of the windows, disconcerting at first when we are used to it on the inside, but easily explained by the cold glass (thanks to the triple glazing) attracting the moisture out of the surrounding air.. Note the edges remain clear adjacent to the frames as inevitably they form a cold bridge, albeit minimal.
It is welcome sight as there is no damp or risk of mould, which is good for our health. We are all feeling better living in the Passivhaus and are having fewer colds – it will be interesting to see how we are during the winter months.
We reused the beautiful timber handles that Russel's talented late father made for our old house in London. Added to simple Valchromat door they look great.
We love the deep window sills. We had visions of them used to display our nice ceramics, but they have been taken over by the children. Perfect depth for toys.
Loving our little en suite, especially the gorgeous tiles by our lovely neighbour in London, Helen Beard.
The OSB and black panel utility / shower room has divided opinion. The black radiator is perfect for hanging out the washing.
Our sleep is much better - we are sleeping deeper and having vivid dreams (we enjoy sharing our bonkers dreams over breakfast). We think it is down to Paul again, taking away CO2 and supplying us with nice fresh air. My chronic insomnia has been cured! An expensive solution, but worth every penny.
The original 1960s timber stair handrail has been stripped and sanded and reused as a handrail and door handles. There was even enough left over for handles and handrail at my parent's house.
There is far less dust; Paul (the MVHR) must be working hard, and what dust there is looks different than 'normal' dust - a bit like ripped up tissues.
Russel and Anna Hayden