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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.  

 



Lumberjacks in 1915 felling giant Redwood trees 
13/11/2015, 8:57 pm
Filed under: Green Build

“This series of photos from the 1915-era capture lumberjacks working among the redwoods in Humboldt County, California, when tree logging was at its peak. The photos are part of the Humboldt State University Library Special Collections, a series of pictures from northwest California from the 1880s through the 1920s by Swedish photographer A.W. Ericson”
   
    
 



Bridge Failures In The USA 
13/11/2015, 12:30 pm
Filed under: Green Build

The waterkeeper alliance campaigns  on the dangers of bridge collapse. Many bridges are in poor shape and an incidence like this pictured. A train carrying tanks of  dangerous chemicals released a cloud of vinyl chloride gas. 

 




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