So Sarah is on her travels in SE Asia and having a great time we are very proud of her and its fab to be sharing it through whatsapp and her amazing photos. Well done Sarah!
This week has seen more insulation going in, the burning of many lime binder bags, a great show of sweet peas, Dave and Jenny's house going up, Jan's Jam making, certain to win an award at the village show in September and finished with a visit to Joe and meeting Sophie's new baby.
Treeve added the outside electric board so the heatpump can be commissioned next week. Its a very posh looking consumer unit! Jan and I did some being tourists in mevagissey and we also put up some fence posts to create an apple hedge...well it will be in a few years. The heart has been revealed in the stables and the Hempcrete is now complete! Lots insulation to go in now so we made a start.
The weather has turned even hotter and the sun is glorious. Chris is working under a gazebo to do the wall as shade is lacking round the back of the house. The guys are back to finish the Hempcrete off and they have been using hand placing to make as much use of the drop from the spray machine as possible. Its great as quiet a lot of drop takes place and it would be very very expensive otherwise. Hand placing involves putting up plastic shuttering and then mixing the drop and Lime binder together in a pan mixer. This is then pushed behind the shuttering and compacted slightly. After a few hours usually overnight it has set enough for the shuttering to come down and be used elsewhere. I quiet like the layers you can see with the hand placing but as they will be covered in plaster its a short lived thing. They are about to start the stable walls this week and so I have been removing the old lime from the wall so that only a solid surface remains when the Hempcrete is sprayed on... we don't want it falling off do we!
The Heatpump has been installed...yippee we can have heat not that we need it at the moment!
Jan and Pete, retiring Headteachers with a dream.