A continuous 40mm semi rigid woodfibre batt thermally isolates the timber studwork from the (external) masonry party wall to the west with further woodfibre batts between and being water vapour open (and with the lime parge) should be a long term robust solution. The east party wall is more complicated due to the elevated risk of damp due to the neighbour’s chimney stack and the MVHR ducts so vermiculite was poured all the way down the chimney flues and continued up to insulate the wall in the loft. vermiculite doesn’t have quite as good thermal performance but it’s ability to flow into every area was critical and should stop flanking noise travelling up the chimney flues and negating efforts made with the floors!
The build continues a pace and is pretty much up. The timber and woodfibre insulation look fantastic in the sun. Some of the glazing panels are massive especially the two story panel to the atrium.
The ducting for the ventilation system went in today, 75mm diameter semi rigid plastic piping running down the chimney flues extracting from the kitchen and bathrooms and supplying fresh air elsewhere. 21st century meets 19th century. Hopefully the whole system will be in for the tour on Tuesday
I’m planning a tour of the latest stage in the renovation to my house, most notably a loft conversion which is in full swing and should be at an interesting stage for the BSBM meeting in JUNE on the 13th. So instead of meeting at the Trafalgar I’m suggesting meeting on site (92 Livingstone Road, Hove, BN3 3WL) at 7pm and then we can head to a local pub around 8ish. I’ll reconfirm nearer the time, but please let me know if you’re interested. Phase 1 of the renovation was completed in 2014 and included external wall insulation and triple glazing.
The flues are now accessible showing the route for the ventilation ducting from the loft to the other rooms in the house