8 – Barn Conversion – Week 3 & 4

| 12th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Maddomswood Barn Conversion

Week 3 – 3rd to 5th August

3 Day week as DD Brickwork off on holiday from Thursday

During this short week the aim is to take down the SE Elevation rear out shuts to enable the digging of the new foundations and building of the new retaining walls plus lay the blockwork to the NE and NW elevation Dwarf Walls. The out shut roof was constructed using Chestnut and we would be replacing these with new Air Dried Oak

Out shuts:

I employed Colin Doherty to carry out this work and, after reading the Method Statement and Risk Assessment I had obtained from my CDM advisor, he went about his work with great care wearing all the correct PPE.

It was a difficult job but bit by bit it came down. The digger was used at times to pull away the Chestnut rafters and push over the brick walls.

Oak Barn Conversion near Battle East Sussex - Brick Built Out Shuts prior to demolition

Out shuts to be demolished

 

Oak Barn Conversion near Battle East Sussex - Brick Built Out Shuts after demolition

Out shuts after demolition

 

Colin was then left with a pile of bricks to clean. He couldn’t have been more pleased!

Dan and Rick cracked on with laying the blocks and finished at lunch time on Friday.

 

Oak Barn Conversion - Whatlington East Sussex - Block work to external elevations

Block work to NE and NW dwarf walls

 

Oak Barn Conversion - Dwarf walls to Elevations - blockwork underpinning

Base Block work NW dwarf walls

 

Oak Barn Conversion - Whatlington East Sussex - Block work to external elevations

Block work to NW dwarf wall – External view

 

Oak Barn Conversion - Whatlington East Sussex - Block work to external elevations

Block work to corner of NE and NW dwarf walls

 

Oak Barn Conversion - Whatlington East Sussex - Block work to external elevations

Block work to NW dwarf walls where it meets the side extension at the West End

They used the remaining hours to tidy the site and finally to build several brick panels with different mortar mixes; the colour had to be right, not too orange or too white. We came up with several variations using different quantities of White Sand, Building Sand, White Cement and lime. These were left to cure prior to a decision being made.

Dan and Rick were now going on holiday returning on the 17th. The site would therefore be closed until then.

Week 4 – 10th to 14th of August – Site Closed due to DD Brickwork holiday

The drawings for the Foundations, slab and retaining wall arrived in my inbox this week. Perfect timing as we will be setting about digging the foundations for the SE elevation once all have returned from their holidays.

Maddomswood Barn – underpinning drawings

Maddomswood Barn – slab drawing

Maddomswood Barn – retaining wall structural drawing

Maddomswood Barn – Slab Section drawings

 

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