Greenconstructionuk's Blog


A house made from bottles
01/07/2017, 9:55 am
Filed under: Green Build

See article here 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/30/house-tateh-built-sand-filled-recycled-waste-plastic-bottles-western-sahara-?utm_content=buffer8262b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Viridis eco house Linconshire
27/10/2016, 9:13 am
Filed under: Green Build

Seen on twitter @viridis_eco and 

Located in Horncastle, Linconshire 

Here. This is beautifully done: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/s6p/59541440 



Insulated Wallpaper
15/02/2016, 10:46 am
Filed under: Green Build

Brrr it was cold last night. The best time to check the house insulation. 

The coldest part of this bedroom is the ceiling by the wall and then the wall. So trying out ceiling tiles (but only one row so not a fire hazard) and insulated 3mm polystyrene wallpaper. 

You can feel the difference, I now have to put on a layer of wallpaper before painting.   
  



Garage Door Leak
05/02/2016, 7:23 pm
Filed under: Green Build

On rainy days some water has been getting into the garage through the door. A previous attempt to stop this can be seen, some mortar in the edge but it didn’t work. 

I have tried using mastic, some 2×2 and damp proof membrane. The Dpm was stapled to the wood, the mastic applied and then the wood held tight to the floor with some screws. 

  
The timber wasn’t quite long enough so a few scraps with mastic should seal off the edges. 

I hope it works. 

  



Solar heater made from beer cans
10/01/2016, 6:28 pm
Filed under: Green Build

Interesting idea seen here  

   



Subway Swimming Pool
28/12/2015, 12:41 pm
Filed under: Green Build

Planned in Paris but never built. Beautiful idea.  
 



Homes built to low standards 
26/11/2015, 6:42 am
Filed under: Green Build

British homes are built to such low standards they may have to be retro fitted, climate watchdog warns.