• Ceilings,  Demolition

    Bathroom Ceiling Update – removing the rest of the collapsing artex 02/12/2016

    Since the 28th when we took the bio-aggregate equipment round, Ian has been helping the lovely Soren Jones on his hempcrete install so we have waited until now to tackle the bathroom ceiling. It has been two weeks since the bathroom ceiling collapsed & of course the cold weather had decided to kick in. Despite this we seem to have a rather confused rose bush and a couple of brave foxgloves… There is no loft space above the bathroom ceiling and no insulation at all, so it is almost like being outside. Radiators were removed whilst renovating, so temperatures have been getting as low as 1 degrees Celsius in the…

  • Ceilings,  Demolition,  Structural

    Bathroom Ceiling Collapse 19/11/2016

    After the first day of installing hempcrete and hosting a workshop with the help of returning practitioners, disaster struck! Despite being exhausted, we had decided to crack on and attempt to get a few more hempcrete mixes in the lounge wall before we went to bed. As we were about to get going after saying goodnight to our visitors, we heard an almighty rumbling crash from upstairs. I have a pretty elevated startle response nowadays, but this was enough to make me shudder with anticipation and adrenaline. I quickly ran through all the possibilities in my mind, with my worst fear being that the entire bathroom roof had collapsed. As…