Day 23: Roof Windows Installed, Outside Electric Socket and Window Walled Up
August 14th 2013
Today two builders removed and bricked up the old kitchen window in the morning while the other two installed the 2 roof windows. The windows are not actually Velux windows has I thought, but a cheaper brand that the builders bought from Screwfix – Tyrem DPX500.
The outside light was moved to the new outside wall and an outside weather proof electric socket was put on the wall too, opposite to where the tap will be. This will make running the bouncy castle a lot easier!
Indoors they started placing the insulation between the rafters. There are 2 layers, a layer of loft insulation and then a layer of solid insulation board which is cut to size and hammered in to place.
The outside tap was prepared for moving too, with some brickwork dug out to allow a new pipe to run down and then under the floor to the outside wall.
Tyrem DPX500 Roof Windows
My windows are the DPX C2A B500 and are 55 by 78 cm (product code is SKU 36163-0001)
The handle can be operated with a pole, although I can just about reach them with a chair. It took a long time for the builders to install these two windows – it would be a huge DIY challenge for somebody like me!
The tiles to the left of the left window had to be cut down and held in place with expanding foam and some sort of adhesive. It all looks good.