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  1. Cambs

    Big day today - timber frame arrived

    One O'Clock and only a couple of ground floor panels left to do. They're flying through it... All panels fully insulated with Warmcel, and lined with Smartply ProPassiv. No insulation to do (apart from the intermediate floor) and panel joints ready for airtightness taping.
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    Big day today - timber frame arrived

    So far so good, nothing damaged and they have already started lifting the panels off the lawn and getting them in to place. I'm doing a Brinno time lapse of the build, so I'll post something up at the end. Even the dog is not stressed by this..... but then again, he's a retired guide dog and not much phases him!
  3. Timber frame started arriving today from PYC. Frame up this week and probably into early next week. Windows from Green Building Store installed by the PYC team next week so, all going well, watertight in a couple of weeks. At last, it's finally happening!
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    Block wall on steel beams

    There are also these. We used them on top of our slab to minimise thermal bridging http://www.marmox.co.uk/products/thermoblock
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    which way to build?

    Wholeheartedly agree with JSHarris. Our last build had rooms in roof with PIR and it got really hot in summer. Our build currently underway also has rooms in roof due to planning constraints and we are going with vaulted ceilings and Warmcel cellulose insulation, so this one should perform a lot better in the warmer months.
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    Timber clad suppliers and advice please

    I found this site useful for comparing the durability of the various timber species available as cladding https://www.tdca.org.uk/timber-cladding/cladding-wood-types/
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    Timber clad suppliers and advice please

    I was speaking to Vastern a few weeks ago about fire retardant. They send it to Tilbury in Essex for the fire treatment. Freight cost between the 2 sites was £420
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    Lean-mix cavity fill, the exact recipe?

    Golcar passivhaus by Green Building Store, methinks.... they have some good case studies and information on their site under the ”Free Resources” tab https://www.greenbuildingstore.co.uk/golcar-passivhaus-ground-floor-foundations/
  9. I’ve got a section of blockwork where I may have to use something similar. Looking at this product: https://www.blowerproof.co.uk/ which has been mentioned in a few posts in the past here. Looks to be a possible for DIY application.
  10. Here’s a link to a sketch of the Tony Tray http://tonyshouse.readinguk.org/tonytray.pdf
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    Make your own Brise Soleil

    There are a number of shading calculation tools here that might help https://susdesign.com/tools.php
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    Warm batten insulation

    Green Building Store have done a few barn conversions to Enerphit standard. Lots of resources on their website about IWI. Here’s a starting point: https://www.greenbuildingstore.co.uk/lower-royd-radical-retrofit-its-a-wrap/
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    Warm batten insulation

    Oops, managed to post this several times
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    Warm batten insulation

    Green Building Store have done a few barn conversions to Enerphit standard. Lots of resources on their website about IWI. Here’s a starting point: https://www.greenbuildingstore.co.uk/lower-royd-radical-retrofit-its-a-wrap/
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    Brinno Timelapse Camera

    I’ve bought one recently but haven’t set it up yet. I seem to recall reading somewhere that if you have it set on a timer then it creates one video per timer cycle i.e. one per day. I’ve had a look in the manual to try and verify this but I couldn’t find anything. If that is the case, then your one frame per hour for your 8 hour timer cycle would explain your tiny videos. You need to make sure that you cancel the timer rather than setting it from, say, 0000-2359 because that would still give you one video per day of only 24 frames at one picture per hour.