keith65

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  1. First load of Isotex block arrived today! Just need to finish the retaining wall to ground level and can start buildingšŸ˜
  2. After the tanking you could bond the insulation to the outside then back fill this would also protect the tanking from getting damaged
  3. Hi Could you make the concrete wall wider in the basement and step it so the floor sits on the step this would save on laying blocks and wall would be stronger.
  4. Hi You would need to have a 50mm air gap above your PIR in a cold roof so you may have to go to 125 between the rafters and 75 on under side. I have 200mm rafters with 150mm PIR between and 75mm below and this gives 0.11 u value.
  5. Hi I think the door has to be 900mm wide to cover wheelchair access
  6. Hi If we look at this we should go back and live in yurts as there impact would be small. All building uses transport for materials its like changing coal fired power stations to burn wood then import the wood from Canada?. We all need to build as responsible as posable, we could all live in something smaller with less bathrooms etc but this is a choice we all make. Self building can be a statement in many ways, it is need verses want/like and the environment its a balancing act and hard to get right !
  7. Hi I have gone for Isotex as some wood products is used in the makeup, most construction timber used in the UK is imported has to be kilned dried and a preserver applied to stop rot is this all taken into account in the carbon foot print and end of life.
  8. Hi and thanks for the welcome. Its a two story build but on a small plot next to a bungalow on a sloping sight so have to dig down a lot. So have gone for the isotex insulated raft and blocks as some is a retaining wall. So not low embodied carbon but hope to have very low emissions. I will up load some plans and pic later today we just managed to get the raft in before Christmas after shifting 400 tones of soil. 2202 - (BR-)04A (1).pdf 2202-(BR-)01C Floor plans.pdf
  9. Hi and thanks for the welcome. Its a two story build but on a small plot next to a bungalow on a sloping sight so have to dig down a lot. So have gone for the isotex insulated raft and blocks as some is a retaining wall. So not low embodied carbon but hope to have very low emissions. I will up load some plans and pic later today we just managed to get the raft in before Christmas after shifting 400 tones of soil.
  10. Hi been a gest for about six months so thought I would introduce my self I am a self employed joiner and building a one bed house with integral garage. Been very interested in the debate on timber frame and icf build methods, and carbon as this can be difficult to see the wood from the trees. Keith