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Mark



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:05 pm    Post subject: Brighton 'Waste House' Reply with quote

An interesting project......
http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/projects/wastehouse

Duvets are typically made from fossil fuel-based polyester and old ones are usually buried in landfills or burned.
Here, researchers are experimenting by using them to insulate walls instead.....

Lots of other ideas too....
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kenneal - lagger
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've fixed an old duvet over the door to our loft space to help with insulation.
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BritDownUnder



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of our cottage conversion from the 1980s in North Nottinghamshire was built with discarded items from the Trent Regional Health Authority construction sites that my father worked on.
The door from the conservatory (the only part that was not former TRHA was the roofing felt) to the garage was labelled 'Pathology' and my school lab coat had a 'Dr Johnson' as a former owner.

I am all for reuse of these materials and if it can give those daft lefties in Brighton something to keep themselves busy and jabber on about then I am all for it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you had roofing felt on your "conservatory", BDU, it was not a conservatory but a "sun room". A conservatory is defined in the Building Regulations as a room that is predominantly glazed with a glazed roof.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
If you had roofing felt on your "conservatory", BDU, it was not a conservatory but a "sun room". A conservatory is defined in the Building Regulations as a room that is predominantly glazed with a glazed roof.

I stand humbly corrected there Ken. Due to the power of this internet you can even see the effort here. This has been rebuilt and tiled by a later owner but the position and design is still the same. You can still see the Rayburn in picture 3 that kept us warm throughout many a winter.
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