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Building Progress ~ January 2012

Category: Barn Conversion Journal February 6th, 2012 by mbc

…finishing touches…

Some finishing touches were required to the cabin bed and boxing-in in the second bedroom – here it is in its pretty much completed (there’s always something else I want to fiddle with to get it just right) and fully ‘dressed’ state.

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I then started work on some of the finishing touches that need to be made to the internal finishes:

Cosmetic pointing: Two of the most disruptive things we did to the barn in its conversion were to put in two doorways (one each at ground and first floor level) from the main full height section of the barn into the smaller, two storey section that now houses the kitchen (on the ground floor) and a bedroom (on the first floor). These doorways go through an internal wall that has been left as dressed stone on one side and bag pointed on the other. The violence of cutting the openings had cracked some of the mortar so some touching-up and filling of cracks with a carefully blended lime mortar was in order.

Tiling the window sills: With somewhat untidy / unfinished window sills and some left-over travertine mosiac & small brick shaped tiles there seemed to be only one sensible thing to do – tile the sills and in so doing tidy up the sills and finish off the tiles. It was also a nice job to occupy me over a couple of cold, damp January weekends.

If you enjoyed that post, then read these…

Lime Analysis
Inspired to analyse the composition of my mortar, I improvised and placed a lump of mortar that I’d levered out of my wall in the strongest acid I could lay…

tag: ‘lime mortar

Building Progress ~ September 2008
As Autumn (and an end to lime pointing) approaches things have come on at the barn.

category: ‘Barn Conversion Journal

Progress in Pictures – Update 2010
I was recently ferreting through my old posts re-tagging and categorising them and came across this Progress in Pictures post from summer 2008.

category: ‘Barn Conversion Journal

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