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Passive House Plus timber-frame new build in Finchampstead, Berkshire.
 

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Drainage + EPS

Drainage + EPS

After around 18 months of planning things have finally been moving a lot faster over the last couple of weeks which is great!  I'll try to summarise the interesting bits:   Type 2 vs. Type 3 Our EPS was installed on a sub-base of 150mm MOT Type 2 and 50mm sharp sand for blinding.  Structurally this is absolutely fine, but there was an awful lot of and fro with the foundation designers about if permeable type 3 + grit should actually have been used as specified in the system certif

Dan F

Dan F

Preparing for Foundations

Preparing for Foundations

Demolition, site clearance, reduce dig and installation of pre-insulated pipes for ASHP and potential future garden room.  The pre-insulated pipe we used in the end was "REHAU RAUTHERMEX 25mm+25mm/111mm DUO PIPE".   The ground was luckily fantastic, apart from one area with some roots and a couple of soft spots left over from the demolition.  So we managed to avoid the extra 800mm reduced dig that had been specified based on 2 trial holes in the old front garden.  At over 200m2, that w

Dan F

Dan F

The Original Bungalow

The Original Bungalow

The bungalow we bought back in autumn 2018 with plans to demolish and rebuild.  Only now, finally, is our build kicking off..

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Dan F