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Fish House roof light Photo KD

Fish House roof light Photo KD

Fish House progress report

Ken Davis, local resident, insulation specialist and architect, bought The Fish House – an ex fish-shop – in Hastings specifically to demonstrate how a wreck of a building could be transformed into a beautiful eco-refurb home. From time to time, he has given us updates about this work is progressing. 

It is long past the time when I should have given an update on progress on this little eco-refurb project of mine but life seems to have been busier than ever!

Although not much will have changed externally from the street from when the second floor and roof were built last summer, much has been going on to the rear this summer with construction of the extension roof ….an awful lot of carpentry….and building out the back wall in order to create space for 350mm of insulation and to house the flue for the wood boiler.

Looking up at ventilated roof before waterproof decking laid Photo KD

Looking up at ventilated roof before waterproof decking laid Photo KD

I have also installed a suspended toilet (hangs off the wall) although no water to it yet, and made some progress on the stair, the lower section of which is formed from oak sleepers and has a lager bottle (filled with water) heat store under it (a bit of an experiment!).

Stainless steel flue in place

Stainless steel flue in place Photo KD

Once the two pairs of patio doors are in place to the extension and the roof slating is further progressed , hopefully by the end of October, the building will be pretty weathertight and I can move on to some internal work over this coming winter.

If you are interested in how I am turning what was a near derelict former fish shop into a contemporary energy efficient two bed house then do come and have a look:

Extension roof in progress Photo KD

Extension roof in progress Photo KD


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Posted 19:08 Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 In: Energy Wise

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