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Sunday, 17 January 2021
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Ground Floor (was "Walls") PDF Print E-mail
The only way is up !


9 tons of stone, a bit too close to the caravan window for comfort !

Close up of the damp proof courses and cavity tray

The main south elevation is blockwork with render over. This wall has 60mm Kingspan plus cavity.

Rear retaining wall is now up to height, top 3 courses still need filling with concrete. That'll be homework for us then

View from main living room window

View through glazed wall of dining room

View from kitchen window

Getting busy with the mixer - mixing concrete to fill the rear retaining wall

The caravan disappears from view !

Looking towards the living room

A bit of insulation to keep us going

A close up of the Jabfill cavity wall insulation. The builders haven't used it before, but think it's great !

The stonework progresses at a steady pace

The main south elevation; showing the kingspan insulation.

The blockwork is recessed on the south elevation to allow for thickness of the render coat

The rear retaining wall - finally filled with concrete

The stairwell between ground and first floors. Real stairs will be a little bigger !

The door into the living room

Looking through the living room window towards the kitchen

The dining room fireplace being built. The bricks are reclaimed

The bricks will be cleaned with brick acid later

Wallplate fitted above kitchen window. This is the single storey wing.

Wallplate on rear wall of utility room

This will be the boiler room

Emma modelling the utility room doorway

Stonework around the kitchen

Our first cuppa in the living room !

The steels above the kitchen, which will support the gable wall of the first floor

The beam joint...approximately 4

The back of the dining room fireplace, showing the chimney lintel in place

Looking down on the living room while stood on the steel beams

Joists over the hallway, study and downstairs loo

Approximate view from master bedroom

Approximate view from the master bedroom

Looking down into the boiler room

A view through the whole house - kitchen window, dining room, hallway, back door

Life on a building site !

The rear retaining wall, covered in cement slurry, ready for the tanking membrane to be painted on

Dining room fireplace. The builder is very pleased with his work, and rightly so.

The oak beam above the fireplace.

Joists for the first floor landing. The void to the right continues right the way to the top floor.

The joist hangers fabricated to fix the levels cock-up on the drawings

The first roof timbers above the kitchen & utility

The main oak beam for the living room. 12

More roof timbers above the kitchen

The different pitch roof above the utility room

The living room fireplace underway

The rear wall painted with a cement slurry to seal the porous blockwork, prior to applying tanking

First bit of tanking painted on. It's RIW L.A.C. (Liquid Asphaltic Compound)

The first coat - a whole days work

The rear wall with first coat of LAC applied.

The cut gritstone window cills and jambs in place

The kitchen roof timbers completed

Cut gritstone cills in the triple-mullioned kitchen window

The triple-mullioned living room window cills

The cills are cut with a slight angle to shed water

Lifting the gritstone mullions into place in the kitchen window. Heavy !

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