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Ventilation slits – detail

Category: Vital Statistics February 21st, 2011 by mbc

On the forum, farmer lydia asked about ventilation / arrow slits:

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My partner thought the windows would go on the inside, with a wooden frame to match the rest of the windows but I like the idea of glazing them on the outside and having a deep window ledge.

So I promised some more detail…

As you can see in the close up picture below, the glazed, thinly framed (you can see the narrow black metal framework), double-glazed window units have been ‘stuck’ in place with a mix of adhesives, fillers and wedges. Pretty crude, but effective. Internally, the stud frame and plaster board walling then fits up tight to the glazing. The photo is a little misleading, in that the angle it’s been taken at and the camera flash make the adhesive much more visible than it normally is. You can’t really see the join between the glazing unit and the wall unless you go looking – as you can see in the picture to the right.

Hope that helps farmer lydia?

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Room sizes

Category: Vital Statistics July 19th, 2010 by mbc

I keep mislaying these so I thought I’d put them on the site. With hindsight (wonderful thing that it is) I would have put all these types of things – room sizes, dimensions, plans and diagrams on the site way-back-when and kept them all in one place. Next time!

Room sizes in square metres are:

Downstairs
1.5 cart door
1.5 cart door
41.9 main room
1 steps / doorway to kitchen
0.6 back door alcove
12.8 kitchen
3.5 utility room
62.8 DOWN
Upstairs
14.4 bedroom 2
8 bathroom
3.8 ensuite
3.4 dressing area
0.4 opening to bedroom
18 bedroom 1
0.4 hayloft door
7.6 landing
56 UP
118.8 TOTAL Square Metres

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Doors

Category: Vital Statistics March 23rd, 2010 by mbc

One of the main jobs that remains internally is to install doors. It actually seems a shame to put in doors and close up some of the openness of the barn at the moment, but I guess privacy and decency must prevail.

There are only five doors to be installed. All doorways are between 78 & 79 inches high and all upstairs doors are 33 inches wide with the utility room narrower at 30 inches.

So here for reference are my doorways in their pre-door state.

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Utility room doorway. (Complete with coats and various debris)

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Door through to main bedroom.

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Two of the upstairs doors - left the door through to the second bedroom and right the door to the bathroom.

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Door to spare bedroom (currently storing various junk and supplies).

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Door into ensuite.

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Living room windows

Category: Vital Statistics November 17th, 2009 by mbc

Picture with measurements of both of the living room windows – one photo two sets of measurements. Only where the two windows vary are both measurements given. Just for the record the picture is of the left side window (I think!)

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Bedroom hayloft door

Category: Vital Statistics November 17th, 2009 by mbc

Picture with measurements of the hay loft window in the bedroom window.

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