Painting a ceiling

I did a lot of the painting, here is a video of how I paint

Things to note – 8 mins to do one coat plus time spent mixing paint, I use good paint thinned 20%

Mini masonry roller to edges, long poles, don’t usually mess so much in corners but use a brush and steps, knotting to door linings already done, sheep skin 300mm roller head with full frame, storage box as paint scuttle, put rollers in paint and cover box between uses, don’t wash roller out even on colour changes!

Front Door

I built my own door, oak frame 32 x 95 round solid fire door blank with two sheets of pir, inside 10mm and outside 25mm, clad inside with oak faced 9mm MDF rebated into frame, outside with left over engineered oak flooring onto the frame, in a door frame with good draught seals

 Part built front door, note no letterbox,


Air sealing windows and doors

  1. Ensure that all the cavity insulation is in place
  2. Fit cavity closer insulation to mitigate thermal bridging
  3. Seal the edges of the insulation and fit the next layer immediately behind the cavity lining.
  4. I used painters caulk to stop air ingress between the frame and the lining board.
  5. Seal any internal corners
  6. Finally fit the lining material, in my case plasterboard
  7. seal to frame with a neat bead of acrylic sealant, here brown is best and on wet plastering a hermetic seal is made between the plasterboard and the blockwork.