24 – Barn Conversion – Week 19

| 30th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Maddomswood Barn Conversion

Week 19 – 23rd – 27th of November

This week on the barn conversion Danny will be finishing the facing brickwork to the dwarf walls and will make a start on building up the brickwork between the rafters to the south east elevation out-shuts. He also will build the block wall that separates the study from the stairwell.

NOTE: Before Danny starts we have a chat about my expectations for the day/week; after some discussion and adjustment here and there to my expectations we agree they are realistic. It is important to have this understanding; there are lots of bits to any job that go unseen and, as it is not possible for you to be observing the work at all times, you may return from whatever you have been doing and think nothing has happened. By setting objectives all parties know what is expected and no issues as to poor productivity will arise.

Here are some photos and videos showing the works as they unfold:

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - brickwork to dwarf wall

Complete face brickwork to Dwarf Wall

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - brickwork to dwarf wall

Complete face brickwork to Dwarf Wall

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - brick pillar with steel reinformcement

Reinforcement being installed to pier below principle post

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - brick pillar with steel reinformcement

Completed pier below principle post

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - block wall being constructed

Block work wall separating the study from the sitars to master bedroom

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - block wall being constructed

Block work wall separating the study from the sitars to master bedroom

 

Andy and Joe with the able assistance of their apprentice/improver Alex will finish the rafters to the out-shuts including trimming for the second of the escape roof lights, install rafters at each end of the out-shuts and either side of the bi-folding doors.

NOTE: There are lots of fiddly jobs to be done around the structure; again, as with the brickwork they go unseen unlike large areas of new rafters or studs. It is important for you as project manager to understand what these jobs are and how they will impact on the programme. I had a chat with Andy last week and it was clear that it would not be possible to get all that I wanted done in the time that I had allowed in the programme prior to the arrival of the electricians for 1st fix. I therefore delayed the electricians by a week to the 14th of December.

Here are some photos and videos showing the works as they unfold:

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - steel reinforcement to corner post

Steel reinforcement bracket on corner of principle post

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Steel reinforcement around tie/plate/post joint including Rotafix Grout at oak barn conversion east sussex

Steel reinforcement around plate/post joint including Rotafix Grout

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Steel reinforcement around tie/plate/post joint including Rotafix Grout at oak barn conversion east sussex

Steel reinforcement around tie/plate/post joint including Rotafix Grout

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - oak repairs

Oak used to reinforce the mid level rail that had been eaten by woodworm

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - oak rafters trimmed for roof light

Roof light opening trimmed out – traditional rebate cut ready for rafter

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - oak rafters trimmed for roof light with rebate for additional rafter

Traditional rebate cut ready for rafter

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - oak rafters trimmed for roof light

Rafter now fixed into rebate

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - studs on oak plate

Oak stud and plate arrangement to the side of the bi-folding doors

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Oak studs installed on oak plate on top of block wall

Oak studs installed on oak plate on top of block wall in study

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - internal view of the barn showing dwarf walls and oak frame

Early morning before the troops arrive

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - oak sprockets being cut

Oak Sprockets being cut

 

The roofers – Old Town Roofing, Hastings – will be arriving on the 30th to make a start on the barn roof. I have contracted them on a price to include labour, plant, tools and fixings. I will be providing all the materials.

In advance of their arrival I had measured and quantified the materials I would need for the works.

The specification to be fixed to the top of the rafters is as follows:

12.5mm plasterboard, 11mm OSB sterling board, 100mm celotex, cross batten, membrane, batten, tile.

Special warm roof 200mm HELITIE fixings have been specified to be used to fix the cross batten to the rafters through the celotex/osb/plasterboard. I purchased a large quantity of the fixings along with a special batten driving tool that would be used to drive in the first 100mm.

As he roofers were arriving on the 30th I arranged for the materials to be delivered on Friday the 27th.

NOTE: I had expected the delivery lorries HIAB arm to be able to reach in to the barn opening to drop off the 100 or so plasterboard and 100 or so OSB…this was not the case. These had to be dropped off outside and I needed to employ a labourer to move them inside. Also I helped out Jewson by accepting the delivery on Thursday afternoon but they arrived late meaning my chaps had to stay 30 minutes over their time. Always arrange deliveries for mid-late mornings, not early as commuters would be held up if access was tight.

Here are a few photos of the materials after they have been moved by the labourer.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - plasterboard and osb piled ready for installation

11mm OSB and 12.5mm Plasterboard ready to be fixed on top of the rafters

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - 100mm insulation

100mm insulation

 

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