Category Archives: Heating

Day 231 – Dealing with Delays!

It’s been a long month! We’ve been waiting for the ESB to connect us to the grid, but finally it’s done. We have power, we have heat and while we were waiting, the builders built an entrance, so no more ramp! Though the entrance isn’t finished yet, it’s looking good so far!

Here are a few catch up photos taken over the last few weeks! It has been wonderful walking into a warm house, even though there’s nothing in it yet! Once the floor is dry and we get the go ahead, the painting will begin and then floors, tiles, plumping and electrics (2nd fix). It’s going to get very busy, very soon!

We’ll start moving stuff into my parents home down the lane in just 3 weeks! Hopefully we’ll be in the house a couple of weeks after that!

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Day 169 – Turn up the heat!

Though we don’t yet have the electricity to turn it all on, nor the heat pump, come to think of it, we have very much reached the stage of bringing life into the house. Heat, one of my favourite things in the world, will soon embrace the house, and shake off the chill of winter. 

The house is situated next to the river, surrounded by tree’s so by its nature is a cool damp site in winter, and a hot sun trap in the summer. Right now the house is holding all the moisture of the land and until the screed is poured and the heat goes on, that’s only going to get worse! 

There was question as to whether we needed underfloor heating upstairs, but now, having seen how cool the site is at this time of year, I’m very glad we kept it in. The house will be warm and cosy. 

Here are a selection of photos, showing the installation of the underfloor heating tubes. This all took place today. 

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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Heating, Underfloor Heating


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