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3/12/06

Floors and beer bottles.....

I came across this idea when we visited some neighbours who have also reformed their own cave by themselves. Its a bit of an obvious one but an effevtive workable idea.

When they laid there concrete floors they decided to insulate the floor too - to do this they used beer bottles. The bottles were laid top to tail creating a "floor of bottles" then the whole lot were covered in concrete. The end result was an insulated floor with the air trapped inside a few inches underneath. The difference, apparently is noticable.



Pro,s and cons: Obviously many many bottles of beer are required! this may take some time to collect them all but an enjoyable task in any case :)

This idea and others like it came from a book/website detailing ecological living. Simple ideas that cost very little and using recycled materials can be applied to caves very effectivly.

3 comments:

DCveR said...

I bet you guys already started collecting them bottles! Why not soda ones, eh? Shame on you! ;)

cave renovator said...

Ahh just a couple after work Dcver! should have enough for the new bedroom by 2012! :)

Spainblog said...

Yes but you have not said how big the bedroom is going to be CR :-))