Oct 14, 2016: Episode 3 – Borers, Rot and Underfloor Ventilation

This week we present Episode 3 of our series of short videos documenting the process of Energy Retrofitting the old fibro home next to the Greeny Flat. If you haven’t seen them already, you can find Episode 1 here, and Episode 2 here.

In last week’s installment we found rot in some of the timbers close to the ground around the laundry and bathroom. We managed to replace those without too much trouble but we decided it would be a good idea to have a full pest inspection done on the house while the framework is still accessible. As you’ll see in the video below, the inspector found a couple of bits of wood with borer in them and a bit more rot underneath the bathroom. Thankfully he didn’t find any termites or other serious problems. But he did suggest that there is inadequate ventilation for the underfloor area on the south side of the building. In this episode we show the subfloor ventilation solution that we came up with to ensure that the space under the house stays dry and inhospitable to rot, mould, borer or termites.

Update on the SunCrowd Community Bulk Buy for Solar And Batteries

If you live in the Southern Highlands and haven’t already registered to attend one of the SunCrowd information sessions then I highly recommend that you click on this link to RSVP. These free sessions should be a great way to get informed about the best options for solar and batteries for your home. There’s no obligation to purchase anything but if you decide to buy a system you’ll get a great price for supply and installation of the best available equipment by joining the SunCrowd Community Bulk Buy program.

If you live outside the Highlands, SunCrowd is also running their bulk-buy program in the Shoalhaven/Kiama, Blue Mountains, Goulburn, and Wollongong over the next couple of months. So, if you live in any of those districts you can visit their website to find out what’s happening in your area.

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