Week 63 – Site Progress! We have floor insulation..

Oh my goodness..there was a lot of insulation delivered this week! And it was certainly a workout bringing it all into the house in case it rained! And if you live in England you never know when there’s going to be rain regardless of the time of year…

And even though it is lightweight, it’s a two person job to maneuver it into the house!

Plus do you like the little diagram below…always helps when thinking about the stages before starting…1 being sand, 2 damp proof membrane and concrete slab, 3 floor insulation, 4 edge insulation, 5 screed and 6 flooring

And always need to have a shoe photo on any given flooring during a build don’t you think?…

We also picked up the underfloor heating…maybe we should have booked a van!


Aside from a couple of evenings, we cracked on with the insulation on Saturday and, I after say, aside from being dusty…(make sure to use a mask!) it was very therapeutic laying it all out and probably would’ve been quicker than laying chipboard if it hadn’t been for all the conduit! If you’re not familiar with this, it is piping used to hold any wires running along the floor, and in our case, we have a fair few floor lights, and so areas of the insulation needed to be shaped to facilitate this. Very messy! As you can imagine

But we’ve got there and finished the ground floor in about two days…

The snug

Also don’t forget the tape used on all the joins



Spot the conduit…plus Andy’s hoovering skills

And that’s it for week 63..we did make a start on prepping for the underfloor heating but we’ll save that for a separate more detailed post…watch this space!

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Selfbuilddreamers

Caz and Andy x

Published by Cazandandycoy

Mid thirties couple from Doncaster, UK, embarking on our first self build home in a small village, taking on as much work ourselves as we can

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