Category Archives: Windows

Hot September

Not said a lot here for quite a while.  It has been an excellent summer in many ways.  With so much water in the ground after the long wet winter, things have grown very well – and there’s been quite … Continue reading

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More Publicity!

Fame (though not fortune!)  seems to have struck – again.  No sooner had the 6 minutes of BBC fame begun to die down than our local MP, Sir Alan Haselhurst, came to see the house. Together with Dunmow Broadcast reporter … Continue reading

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Winter and Spring 2013

More grovelling apologies.  I’ve been sitting on this for months without publishing it and now (round about Christmas 2013) have finally got round to doing something about it. Well, quite a winter (meaning early 2013)!  This was a severe test … Continue reading

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Weeks Twenty-four to Twenty-eight

Got seriously behind with this – sorry.  So four weeks in one.  The plastering – and odd bits of plasterboarding/tacking – press steadily on.  This is taking very much longer than originally expected, largely because there’s only one person doing … Continue reading

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Weeks Nineteen and Twenty

The site is surveyed to see where the phone line should go.  This was more of a learning experience than I’d expected.  It’s not much use asking BT because you won’t find a number to call to say “I need … Continue reading

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Weeks Seventeen and Eighteen

Another rush of progress, but in curious fits and starts.  One moment the site is full of activity, the next there’s hardly anyone here doing anything.  We’ve made it clear that we’re not aiming for a particular date, so we … Continue reading

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Weeks Fifteen and Sixteen

The week after Easter was only a short week, but seems to have continued very busy.  Tacking—putting up plasterboard—got underway.  The intention is to tack the downstairs ceilings first.  This will allow the Warmcel 500 to be blown into the … Continue reading

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Weeks Eleven and Twelve

Two very hectic weeks.  16 sheets of 3 ply appeared.  These are for the soffits of the deep overhangs—please paint them—one side only.  This seemed to be just the job for spray painting.  Lean them up against the black barn … Continue reading

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