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A House in the Garden



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It All Happened So Quickly!

Posted by eddleetham , 29 June 2015 · 1,078 views

Well everything was under control, or so it seemed, then the builders started work and it's been non-stop trying to keep up ever since. There seem to have been so many decisions to make, while trying to carry out last minute research, that I've not had time to write the next chapter of my blog. It's more than 3 months since my last entry, so...


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Interlude

Posted by eddleetham , 19 March 2015 · 1,283 views

Well I've ordered the timber frame - from Timber Kit Solutions - and I'm now awaiting their detailed design drawings and foundations design. However things are being held up because I've changed my mind about the chimney. It's something my designer put on the drawings without being asked, and as my wife wants a wood burning stove I thoug...


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Insulation, Heating And Ventilation

Posted by eddleetham , 12 December 2014 · 1,178 views

As I mentioned in my last post, I want to achieve a reasonably good level of thermal insulation, but at a reasonable cost. So this will be no passivhaus build, but at the same time I'm hoping it will make a significant dent in my current heating bills.The timber frame package I'm favouring has a U value for the walls of roughly 0.2W/m2. So I...


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The Story So Far . . .

Posted by eddleetham , 21 November 2014 · 1,325 views

The Story So Far . . . I have found lots of useful information in the ebuild blogs, especially Jeremy's contributions, so I thought I should write down my own experiences in starting off down the self-build route in case others find them of interest.I have wanted to build my own home for many years and finally took the decision to do something about it 3 or 4 years ago. My...





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