Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Insulating a cob cottage 2 monitoring

Following on from the blog post last year (insulating a cob cottage 1) the second year of environmental monitoring of Jason's cob cottage is now well underway.  

The external render system Unilit 20 has now been applied to the cob walls at varying depths between 40-80 mm complete with a through coloured final render finish.  Floors have been dug out, insulated and relaid, and internal lime plastering is now complete.

The SPAB study has now decided to continue the monitoring throughout the rest of year in addition to the second winter monitoring.  This will help inform how the cob wall is performing during the summer periods as well as winter.  

Dynamic flux, temperature, humidity & CO2 monitoring