Chute for the stars

Here is a photograph of the inner workings of the sun-pipe that will be lighting the kitchen. The round port-hole on the right is the small window on the roof. The round opening on the ground, carefully placed to avoid the joists, is the place that the sunlight will be channelled to. The silver circle…

Is it a port-hole?

No it’s going to be a sun-tube – piping natural daylight down to the kitchen. Our daughter is disappointed not to be getting a porthole in her bedroom!

Tiles are going on the roof

The tiles are now going onto the roof of the extension – not long before the whole thing is completely watertight. These tiles were all re-used from the part of the house that was demolished. This is a small saving financially, beneficial in environmental terms as there is no energy needed to make or transport…

Eco-house timber frame

A low breeze block wall has been built on the foundations and then the timber frame goes up really quickly. The windows seem much bigger than I’d expected – that’s a good thing! It is tricky to get a good feel for this sort of thing from the plans.   The opening for the patio doors…

Back home to chaos

Safely back home and there are windows and plug sockets in strange places, two chimney breasts have gone, one Velux has gone in, we have a new boiler, New hot water cylinder (ready for solar panels), at long last an upstairs bathroom with bath sink and wc all working and lots and lots of dust!…