26 – Barn Conversion – Week 20 – part 2

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Week 20 – 30th November to – 4th of December

Part 2 – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Barn  Conversion

Wednesday

The barn conversion continues…..The roofers weren’t on site today…they had to finish another job. This is fine. They are on a price and as long as they finish boarding the roof by the end of the week there will be no delay on my programme.

Dan is gallantly still working on the brickwork to the SE Elevation; the final courses of bricks are at scaffold board level and then he needs to cut bricks for the final few courses between the sprocket rafter feet extensions.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex -The sprocket rafter feet extensions being fitted on top of the plasterboard and OSB with brick infill between

The sprocket rafter feet extensions being fitted on top of the plasterboard and OSB with brick infill between

 

Joe and Alex start the day by finishing installing the sprockets to the SE Elevation and Dan goes behind filling with brickwork.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex -The sprocket rafter feet extensions being fitted on top of the plasterboard and OSB with brick infill between

The sprocket rafter feet extensions being fitted on top of the plasterboard and OSB with brick infill between

 

 

Andy sets about measuring and cutting the tenon joints in the beast of beam that will eventually support the first floor above the kitchen.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex -Andy Feaver preparing the beam prior to installation

Andy Feaver preparing the beam prior to installation

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex -The tenon joint cut into the beam ready to be placed within the mortice cut into the principle post

The tenon cut into the beam ready to be placed within the mortice cut into the principle post

 

He then cuts the mortice in the principle posts.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The mortice cut into the principle post to the SE Elevation

The mortice cut into the principle post to the SE Elevation

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The mortice joint cut into the principle post to the NW Elevation

The mortice cut into the principle post to the NW Elevation

 

The result is a fine piece of carpentry. All the measuring and cutting to both the beam and the principle posts was done with the beam on the floor.

Once the mortice and tenons had been cut in the posts and beam it was time to raise the beast and push it into place.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Andy Feaver using the Genie Lift to raise the beam into position

Andy Feaver using the Genie Lift to raise the beam into position

 

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - large oak beam being fixed to the principle post - The mortice (post) and tenon (beam) joint prior to being put together

The mortice (post) and tenon (beam) joint prior to being put together

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - large oak beam being fixed to the principle post

The 300mmx300mm Oak Beam being offered up to the principle post before being fixed in place

 

Joe helped Andy to ease the beam into place; some minor adjustments were required to the mortice and tenons and after some ‘gentle’ persuasion the beam settled into place. The beam will be additionally supported by some 100mm brackets/cleats.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - large oak beam being fixed to the principle post

Andy Feaver easing the joint to the SE Principle post with a chisel to enable to beam to be pushed into place

 

The beast of a beam that will support the first floor in the barn being eased into place from Ian Jenkins on Vimeo.

 

Nick Teasel of South East Timber Treatment Ltd is still fixing the tanking membrane to the walls and installing the drainage channels in the slab.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Tanking membrane being fixed with plugs to the brick wall and into the window and door reveals

Tanking membrane being fixed with plugs to the brick wall and into the window and door reveals

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Tanking membrane being fixed with plugs to the brick wall and into the window and door reveals

Tanking membrane being fixed with plugs to the brick wall and into the window and door reveals

 

Thursday

The roofers are back and they carry on with the boarding to the SE roof elevation.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Tony and Lee from Old Town roofing fixing plasterboard and OSB to the SE Roof elevation

Tony and Lee from Old Town roofing fixing plasterboard and OSB to the SE Roof elevation

 

Danny will finish the brickwork to the SE Elevation today and will move onto the block work to be laid to screed level to support the stud walls within the main barn.

Andy, Joe and Alex spend the morning installing the sprockets to the NW roof elevation and fixing the required build up on top of the roof light openings.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex -Oak sprocket rafter feet extensions

Oak sprocket rafter feet extensions fixed to the NW roof

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - roof light build up

Roof light build up

 

In the afternoon they turn their attention to fixing the plasterboard and OSB to the external face of the NW elevation.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex -Plasterboard and osb being fixed to the external face of the NW Elevation

Plasterboard and osb being fixed to the external face of the NW Elevation

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex -Internal view of the Plasterboard that has been fixed to the external face of the NW Elevation

Internal view of the Plasterboard that has been fixed to the external face of the NW Elevation

 

Nick Teasel is making great progress with the tanking; he has fixed most of the membrane on the walls and is now installing the channels with the 20mm stone.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Tanking membrane fixed with plugs to the brick wall reveals

Tanking membrane fixed with plugs to the brick wall reveals

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex -Tanking channel with 20mm stone

Tanking channel with 20mm stone

 

 

 

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