Showing posts from March, 2017

Adobe.. dobe ... dobe

We moved into our humble abode a little over 4 years ago, but still the march to complete the house pushes on - from within. 
Over a year has passed since my last blog post, yea I know - I'm totally blog slack! On-wards an upwards aye :)
From abode, to adobe! (pronounced ah - doe - bee) ... mud that is, glorious mud. Some people put it on their faces, we just put it on our walls :)   We are laying Adobe veneer bricks (ie. non-structural) supported vertically by a fortified timber framed wall. Each of the bricks is about 4kgs and we have placed a total of about 700 bricks in our house - yes that means 2.8 tonnes :)  The bricks give good insulated thermal mass and the clay content regulates air humidity to comfortable levels. The external timber frame walls have wool insulation in them to R3.6.   
You might remember a previous post where I showed the putting up of the first adobe mud brick wall in our kitchen. Well now we attempt the same task, just about every where else on the gr…