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Building Progress ~ November 2007, week 3 and 4

Category: Barn Conversion Journal December 10th, 2007 by mbc

Through to the end of November progress has been mainly on filling back in what has been taken out!
exterior excavations

The original internal floors were removed and extra excavation carried out to give sufficient depth for the new floor. The new floor comprises of a layer of well bedded in hard-core, then a damn proof membrane (which incorporates radon protection), then a layer of concrete. That is the stage we reached at the end of November.

This will then be completed with a layer of insulation that will include the underfloor heating pipes, a layer of scree above that to provide thermal mass for the heating system, then finally tiles (slate or limestone – not decided yet).

exterior excavations
The second photograph is roughly of the area of the floor that was photographed and gave me the header at the top of the page – flag-stones with the sun across them. Not quite as pretty, but you need to break eggs to make an omelette.

If you enjoyed that post, then read these…

Building Progress ~ to middle of October 2008
The South facing gable end of the barn has been one of the biggest issues we’ve faced.

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Oak floor adrift on the high seas…
I ordered solid European oak flooring and associated underlay, fixings and tools from a flooring company (who will remain nameless for now) back October [Corrected].

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Building Progress ~ February 2010
As a consequence of my growing obessession with fire-wood I found myself buying a wood moisture meter that allows me to measure the moisture content of cut logs.

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