Week 15: Finishing internal works

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Week 15: Finishing internal works

This week most of the effort has been in finishing off the internal works. Downstairs, floor insulation is going down in the hallway –it’s comprised of two layers of rigid foam insulation (80mm and 25mm).  downstairs floor insulation rsExtra work was made this week when the decision was taken to open up under the stairs and remove the studwork – it turned out that one area was riddled with woodworm and so that had to be removed and the balustrade replaced.

The 80mm layer going in.

In the shop

Eventually the shop floor will also have a layer of insulation. It seems that the cavity wall insulation and new windows are already making an impact – in fact the shop staff are finding it really warm. This is mostly due to the heat given off from the very large fridges and appliances in there, and it’s something that we’ll have to tackle in order to maintain a comfortable working environment for them through the summer.

Greener Plymouth study tour

studytour2rsWe’ve also run our first study tour! Pete gave a presentation about the project’s principles and aims, followed by a tour of the site, as part of Plymouth City Council’s Greener Plymouth Day. The attendees were interested in finding out more about Passivhaus and EnerPHit builds, and about how this might be applied to the wider housing stock of the south west and encourage higher standards to be taken on in the industry. Despite still being a building site it was great to show what we’re doing and we look forward to being able to run more tours in the future.