The driveway has been paved finally, with a raised platform leading to the front door using the same grey pavers. Thorough job by Liam at Kelly Driveways.
Not before time, I'm finally now insulating the intake and exhaust ducts between Paul and the external terminals. This is to avoid condensation on the ducts, more likely now the temperature has dropped. It's tedious forming the flat 25mm thick Armaflex sheet around the bends, but it'll be a good job done. Unfortunately I'll finish and then have to do it all again to provide 50mm thickness.
Armacell's data sheet says the vapours may cause drowsiness or dizziness; high as a kite more like.
The sun shone for several visitors yesterday at our annual International PassiveHouse Open Days event, flying the flag for Manchester. It was encouraging that many of the visitors were students showing plenty of interest, and knowledge, of the Passivhaus principles.
Need to keep the postman happy - almost looks designed...
The post drops into the garage to avoid breaking the Passivhaus line. Has anyone designed a PH postbox?
We've spoilt ourselves to a new garage door, nothing fancy but it does have a hoofa doofa; always wanted to drive into a garage without getting soaked opening the door. Need to make some space in the garage now.
And that's the last of the cedar cladding to be installed, apart from the gate, the bin store...
Finally, now the temperature has dropped, we have discovered a disadvantage to living in a Passivhaus.
Our children have become used to wearing very little inside, such that when it's time to go out there is great reluctance to wear anything near appropriate for the cooler conditions. Hardy perhaps, but shorts and t-shirts really aren't enough now.
Russel and Anna Hayden