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Day 3 – Yet More Insulation and Plumbing

Icon Written by admin on October 8, 2009 – 6:44 am

Day 3 consisted of more insulation laying and plumbing work to accomodate rainwater harvesting and a more efficient hot water supply. In particular, a hot water supply to the wasking machine (which only has cold at the moment) via a special mixer tap. This will reduce the amount of electricity used for heating the water. […]


Presentation for Big Green Home Show

Icon Written by admin on October 1, 2009 – 4:34 pm

greenhomediary1 presentation

Privacy Policy

Icon Written by admin on October 1, 2009 – 1:31 pm

Why did you receive a mailing from us? This newsletter is permission based. If you received a mailing from me (Rob Veck), my records indicate that you have expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future (“opt-in”). We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our mailings. […]

Day 2 – Plumbing

Icon Written by admin on September 30, 2009 – 6:47 am

In order to make progress on the sitting room, all the services need to be in place before we can lay down the insulation. Day 1 was electrics; Day 2 is the plumbing. (Day 3 will be wiring for the TV.) Lessons learnt: Make sure you identify all the items that are stopping you from […]

Day 1 – Sitting Room Floor and Services

Icon Written by admin on September 24, 2009 – 6:41 pm

The first step of the plan has started with emptying the Garage and Sitting Room for the following reasons :- Electrics & plumbing for the utility room, sitting room and extension. Insulation under the sitting room, utility room walls & ceiling. Changes required for the wood buring stove. Plumbing changes for future rain water harvesting. […]

Progress So Far – 29th August

Icon Written by admin on September 24, 2009 – 4:15 pm

So far, its been intensive planning and lining up the various trades. The video below gives a quick summary. However, problems on the planning permission front. Take a look here

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: