We’re halfway there

As is the way with these sorts of things, at least according to Channel 4 and the gospel that is Grand Designs, our timeline for completion of the house has become a little nebulous. We won’t be in by the end of June as planned but that’s not completely unexpected. Despite the delay, stuff continues to happen at a sometimes bewildering pace, so to celebrate the halfway point of the build1 here are a selection of ‘before‘ and ‘during‘ photos.

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Will it rain inside my house?

As you probably know by now our house will be more or less airtight with ventilation provided by a MVHR (mechanical ventilation and heat recovery) system. Essentially this pumps in air from outside and chucks out the stale, stinky air once it has had the heat removed.

So far so good, but if it’s raining outside, won’t it suck nasty damp air into the house and make everything wet?

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Ups and Downs

The last few weeks have been pretty frenetic with some good and some less great results. On the plus side, the ground works are now done (yay!) and, as the TV says, “you can’t really plan until you are out of the ground”. Another big relief is Storm Eunice seems to have let us off with the site remaining intact. Getting to this point has not been without some challenges on the energy standard front though.

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