Last week, things happened and I even started getting some small glimmer of hope that I might be warm this winter! But I didn’t get the happenings blogged – and they need to be so here goes!Ryan and Andy got the verandah insulated and roofed – just the flashings to do:
You might remember we are using Albany Wool Batts for our non-strawbale insulation – the guys are saying it is good to work with – and it is ‘close to natural’ which is why we chose it. I do like the decrease in modification in trying to choose environmentally friendly materials. Wouldn’t it be good though if there was a full and open public disclosure on life-cycle analysis, to make choosing so much simpler. Actually, wouldn’t it be good if there were life cycle analyses! The quandary here is that I have heard that the wool might be sourced overseas.Michael’s parents visited last week along with his aunty, so they were working hard too – painting that ply with the sealer and putting up the black dampcourse on the wood frame – that one’s a big job (all the verticals and horizontals, inside and out), so we shared the love around ;-)
They worked too quick for us though – we were out of paint on day 2!Man, they did do a lot of work!! We love them for it of course!!
Oh, and Michael and I were trying to do our share in amongst all this hard work – more electrics, more sanding, more pickups…and somewhere along the line, he managed to get that bit of tubing in the pantry ceiling – it is the ‘exhaust’ for our earth-tube cooling J.