In the Heart of the Cotswolds - The Moonstone Project
5. Basement Slabs

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Moonstone Project Introduction
01. Existing Cottage & Demolition Works
02. ArchiCAD & Planning Proposals
03. Basement Floor and Blockwork Walls
04. Quadlock - ICF Concrete System
05. Basement Slabs
06. Waterproofing of Guest Wing Slab
07. Tanking to Walls
08. General Building and Blockwork
09. Slinkies
10. Boreholes
11. Steel Erection
12. Zinc Roof
13. Stone Lintels
14. Stone Walls
15. Gull Wings
16. Flat Roofs
17. Solar Systems
18. Oak Frame
19. Becker : Triple Glazing
20. Toughened
21. Timber Cladding
22. Heat Recovery Earth Pipes
23. Insulation & Passiv Haus
24. Solar Panels
25. Aquatron & Poo
26. Reed Beds
27. Underfloor Heating
28. Tiling
29. Stone Bath and Polishing Floors
30. Steel Staircase & Balustrades
31. Weather
32. Technology and Lighting
33. Kitchens and Fitted Furniture
34. Glass Stairs and Glass Box


As with most of this build, many commercial building methods, materials and methodology had to be incorporated. These are 8m long Hanson 200mm hollow core concrete plank beams which are 1.2m wide, being craned into position over the base floor. This was repeated every time that the next level of walls were put up. Only when we created the floor which was eventually covered by earth did we upgrade the beams to 300mm thick units. The panels give huge thermal mass to the house, enabling it to store massive amounts of passive solar gain. Also due to the huge lengths / widths, no internal walls were necessary , creating large wide 7m uninterrupted rooms, for a truly open plan feel.