Monthly Archives: November 2015

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I have temporarily suspended comments because of a torrent of spam.   When I have set up a suitable filter I will re-enable them

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Self-radiation

I left something out of my essay on Thermal Comfort (under Energy).  I said a lot about radiant heating,  and how the walls themselves act as radiators if they warm up and stay warm.   But of course this also … Continue reading

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Sub-menus for topic areas

Just to explain the menu layout in this site.  The Home section which you are reading now provides rolling news in date order with remarks of the moment.  The other menu items (Energy and so on) are permanent essays on … Continue reading

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Insulating my ceilings

This is my ceiling structure. Below the concrete floor of the flat above is a 50 mm cavity containing all the wiring for my flat – both power and lighting. This is faced with plasterboard mounted on timber battens.  I am … Continue reading

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Good news about Building Control

One of the annoying things about doing work on a flat in England is that all work done needs Building Control approval from the local authority.  Now, in itself that does not seem a bad idea: why not make sure … Continue reading

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Living well, apart and together – opening statement

By living well I mean living sustainably – preserving health and comfort at minimum cost to the environment. This is more difficult in a flat – a private space forming part of a larger building also occupied by others – … Continue reading

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