Nevertheless, the frames are in, and the ever-reliable Dieter Edinger, our painter/plasterer, got the first coats of mint-green paint on them yesterday.
|Frames fitted (without the sills!)|
|First coat of paint.|
Meanwhile, friend and neighbour Sace did us a great favour by picking up 50 square metres of insulation this morning.
Although I'd planned on using wood fibre insulation for the two sides of the house that must be insulated from the inside, frankly, it's simply too expensive. As a compromise, I'll insulate the brick gable wall with 10cm styrofoam, but will use the more breathable wood fibre insulation on the inside of the half-timbered wall on the front facade. Basically, this needs to be as breathable as possible to allow water in and out with ease, thereby keeping the timbers safe.
Not one to wait about (hah!), I began this afternoon on the second floor bedroom, with a foam gun and home-made hot-wire cutting device provided by Sace.
|My nicely plastered walls, waiting for insulation.|
|The rather cool, hot-wire cutting device (also plays music)|
|The puzzling well under way.|
|And done (apart from window surrounds).|
It's really rather fun doing this, but I was glad I'd learned some tricks while helping Sace insulate the outside of the local inn.