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Insulation, insulation, insulation

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Insulation – 1st year’s performance

The insulation of this house was given top priority (see previous blogs #1 #2) so in this post gives an update on how this insulation has performed. Winter In December 2014 I starting recording temperatures inside and outside the house to measure the … Continue reading

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Solar PV – 1st Year’s data

Our 4.9kW solar system has performed well we think. Based on 1 year’s data the average figures per day are: Produced 17.51 kWh Used 8.26kWh Sold 15.47kWh Monthly data can be seen in the following graph. January and December figures are … Continue reading

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Insulation

The insulation we have installed works very well. It is designed to keep the house both cool during the summer and warm during the winter. During this hot Japanese summer – with outside daily temperatures in the mid 30s, the … Continue reading

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Progress report: end of May

Ironically, now lots of things are happening and I’ve got a lot of content to add, I don’t have the time to do the adding. Anyway, here is a brief update, mostly by way of photos and short descriptions. Some … Continue reading

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House frame going up

Here are some photos of the house frame going up. We were unable to secure all the wood locally or from FSC sources. The house frame is a mixture of Canadian pine, and Japanese hinoki (cyprus). The particle board that … Continue reading

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UK arrivals

Over the Christmas I went to the UK and bought building supplies for the project to be sent back to Japan by shipping container. This was after months of researching on the Internet various options that would help realise the … Continue reading

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