We're at the enjoyable stage of the project when the house is tidied up for photos. We asked James Andrews Photography to take the pics and there are some great shots, now appearing on our new Instagram account. Here's a taster...
We're working towards what we hope will be the final air-test in the next few weeks.
Two leaky areas that emerged during the last forensic test were the gable end walls inside the loft, essentially the inner leaf of fairfaced blockwork, poorly jointed and therefore drawing in air from the cavity behind. Hindsight being that wonderful thing, we should of course have dealt with this before loading the walls up with Paul, ductwork, the boiler and no end of pipework and tanks. Alas, we didn't anticipate the issue.
So after several months trying to find a plasterer to take on this small but fiddly task, and failing, it seemed the only way was to do it ourselves. I mean, how hard can plastering be?
Hard, particularly with the aforementioned obstacles. But it's done now and the plaster is still on the wall; I used Browning, dampening the blocks first to hopefully improve the bond.
Russel and Anna Hayden