Monday, 22 December 2008

House of bamboo



It's amazing how massive this room looks now that the flooring is down. The strips of engineered planks of bamboo run the length of the house, rather than the width, which adds to the lengthening effect. As you can see it has a slight reflective sheen and lies perfectly flat. The top floor of the house creaks with every footstep, due to the flooring not being screwed down properly. This will get remedied when phase two of the build goes ahead. The downstairs loo floor was concrete and rubble until Friday, and when our toddler popped her head in and saw that there was a proper floor she actually clapped with joy. She doesn't even use a toilet but even she can tell the significance of a well laid floor.

4 comments:

Laura Sweet said...

looking awesome, can't wait to see how it all progresses... I'll certainly keep checking in!

Georgie said...

Glad to see it all coming together, and great that you were in for Xmas. I'll be interested to see how you get on with the bamboo - we thought about it as it has such good eco credentials, but weren't sure how it would fare over underfloor heating.

kaybar007 said...

Cheers Georgie! Yeah we got talked out of underfloor heating by the architect (cost and hassle vs overall benefit) but as it's so freakin' cold at the moment and we've just been in Holland where there was underfloor heating I'm sort of regretting that decision. I do think you need it for tiles/hard floors but slippers on wood is do-able too so long as you have enough radiators (and I'm not sure if we do!)

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