Archive for July, 2009

Spec for Windows and Doors

Icon Written by admin on July 28, 2009 – 5:05 pm

Dormer Windows x 2 Sizes are:- 1.7m x 1.3 Triple glazing Patio  Doors Folding doors (6) 3.5m x 2m Triple glazing Side Door “New Insulated Exterior Door” .8m x 2m; Triple glazing Replacement Front Door “New Insulated Exterior Door” >8m x 2m

Spec for New Electrics

Icon Written by admin on July 20, 2009 – 8:02 pm

Specification for New electrics at 8 piping close Summary An extension and utility room is being added to 8 Piping Close, and the sitting room is being renovated. The rest of the house will be significantly insulated to reduce heating costs. A Solar photovoltaic  installation is under consideration. A small system is planned to be […]

Spec for TV & Hifi Changes

Icon Written by admin on July 20, 2009 – 7:59 pm

Specification for HD  TV at 8 Piping Close Summary Replace Sky box with Freesat box and supply TV to living room and Dormer room. Living room system to be integrated into Hifi system. New flatscreen HD TV for living Room. Replace Hifi amplifier. Ability to record programs (in HD) equivalent to Sky+ (in living room […]

Plans for 8 Piping Close – Updated

Icon Written by admin on July 17, 2009 – 12:00 am

Click on picture to zoom. These plans have been produced by Ken Neal & Associates, Building Design & Environmental Consultants Address:  Bunker Farm, Basingstoke Road, Newbury, RG14 7HQ tel: 01635 45535 email:

Moving Forward with achieving Zero Carbon Footprint

Icon Written by admin on July 15, 2009 – 8:54 am

This will be my last blog entry for the Guardian since the team are now focussed on the December Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen – you can still follow what we are doing to our property at We will also be setting up a webcam so that you can see what is happening in […]

Estimates: Utility Room Garage

Icon Written by admin on July 7, 2009 – 4:08 pm

Estimates: External Wall Insulation

Icon Written by admin on July 7, 2009 – 3:55 pm

The following are estimates for the insulation rquired for the 6 walls of the house. Front of the House (Faces east) South Wall West Wall (Back of the House) North Walls

Estimates: Sloping Roof

Icon Written by admin on July 7, 2009 – 3:41 pm

Scope: Insulation between the joists (90mm) Insulation on top of the joists (200mm) Battens on top to hold tiles. Extend out to allow for wall insulation. Insulation overing the joists Insulation between the Joists Battens Required

Estimates: Roof refurb

Icon Written by admin on July 7, 2009 – 3:31 pm

Scope: Put Insulation under sloping roof (fasing east) New insulation into Dormer and Dormer roof New insulation on ramainder of roof