Ceiling insulation installation underway

Glasswool insulation installed

Once the house was weatherproof, the focus shifted to interior work. Thoroughly insulating the walls and ceilings is a critical component of passive heating and cooling design. Putting plasterboard on the walls has clearly defined the rooms.

Finished concrete slab

Concrete slab poured

To me, pouring a concrete slab sounds like a simple thing to do.  I think of a sunny afternoon with workers in gumboots spreading concrete.  It seems straightforward if a ...

Wireless sensor tag for monitoring temperature

Wireless sensor tags arrive

I couldn’t wait to open the package that recently arrived on our doorstep.  I’d been tracking its progress in the mail system for a few days.  My Wireless Sensor Tags ...

Choosing the right insulation to reduce heat loss

Insulation choices

After sorting out the cladding options for our homes, we started to think about insulation.  What material should we choose to do the hard yakka of reducing heat flow through the ...