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Building Progress ~ November 2007, week 1 and 2

Category: Barn Conversion Journal November 22nd, 2007 by mbc

Let the games begin.

exterior excavations
The first phase of building involves excavation of the exterior ground levels all around the building to provide drainage trenches and ensure that exterior floor levels are below the eventual interior floor level.

Internally, the existing flag stone, cobble and concrete floors have been removed and dug out down to the level necessary for the installation of the new floor.
internal barn floor begins

Hardcore has been placed in the main barn and compacted as the beginnings of the new floor.

The wooden first floor in the kitchen end of the barn has been removed.

sewage trench across the yard
sewage system
Trenches have been cut along the back of the building and across the yard, complete with pipework to carry waste to the green clean-water sewage system (of which more shortly) that has been installed in the nearby field.

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  1. ses5909 Says:

    What an interesting blog! Where are you located? It looks like many of the barns you see where I live in Belgium.

  2. mbc Says:

    Glad you like it ses5909…

    The barn is in South Wales in the UK. It’s on a farm that was once part of a large estate so it’s hardly typical of the area. Interesting that it looks Belgian!

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