22 – Barn Conversion – Week 17 part 2

| 13th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Week 17 – 9th – 13th of November

Barn Conversion – Wednesday to Friday

 

Wednesday

The mini digger is off hired and is replaced by a 4 ton digger. We ordered a 3 ton digger but a 4 ton was sent for the same price as a 3 ton. Good news.

By the end of the day Dan has dug out the earth to the required level and Colin has moved it to the paddock to be distributed and graded.

 

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - 4 ton digger being used to excavate earth in barn

Digger Dan and Lazer level Colin

 

 

Joe spent the day finishing the repairs to all the Oak studs and Andy finished trimming the rafters for the second of the two high level roof lights. Here are two pictures of the roof light openings taken at high level.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Oak rafters trimmed to receive conservation roof lights

The oak rafters trimmed to the size of the new conservation rooflights

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Oak rafters trimmed to receive conservation roof lights

The oak rafters trimmed to the size of the new conservation roof lights

 

Thursday

Colin and Dan are preparing the barn slab over-site so it is ready for inspection by BBS Building Control on Friday and for the concrete pour booked for Monday morning at 8am.

I have ordered 12+ concrete from William the Concretor of Hastings. Great pun. The measure is a minimum of 12.5 m3 so I ordered 12 m3 initially and once this is poured I will estimate what will be needed to complete the job and the lorry will disappear and return with what I need.

The works to the barn over-site are complete.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - prepared oversite in barn

The barn over-site is ready

 

Dan spends the rest of the day making a start on finishing the soak away drainage in the paddock and distributing/levelling the arisings from the slab excavation.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - surafe water drainage route using 75m of 100mm black pipe

Surface water drainage route

 

 

Colin is given a list of tasks to complete in the Side Extension to enable the tanking to take place unhindered.

I met Nick Teasel from South East Timber Treatment on site on Wednesday to confirm the arrangements for the Tanking of the Side Extension. There were a few bits to tidy up so that the Sovereign Sovdrain Tanking System membrane could be fitted neatly to the floor and walls. This is the list I gave to Colin.

 

Andy and Joe are cutting the Oak plates to be fixed to the top of the SE Elevation walls. Each one is jointed and where they meet the original structure a groove is cut to provide a bearing.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Oak plate jointed to the original barn structure

Oak plate jointed into the original barn structure

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Joint on plate to be fixed to wall

One of the joints on the wall plate to the SE Elevation

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Corner joint on plate to be fixed to wall

One of the corner joints on the wall plate to the SE Elevation

Friday

Only Dan and Joe on site today. Andy is away celebrating his little girls second birthday at Drusillas.

Dan is finishing installing the soak away drainage and levelling the paddock whilst Joe is trimming out the openings in the first floor bedroom walls to provide access to the roof lights; he is also fixing the new reinforcing plates to the oak frame.

That is it…a very busy week on site with a lot going on.

Nest week Dan will be concentrating on the Brickwork to the dwarf walls and infilling between the new rafters that Joe and Andy will be installing.

It is getting dark about 4.15/30 now so next week I arranged with Dan, Andy and Joe that work should start at 7.30am and finish at 4.00pm.

 

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