30 – Oak Weather Board Cladding + much more

| 24th January 2016 | 0 Comments

Week 25 – 18th to 22nd January 2016

Oak Weather Board Cladding, Roofing + Under Floor Heating Installation

Maddomswood Barn Conversion

 

 

Jobs this week included the fixing of the 200mm Oak Weather Board Cladding to the Oak Frame, the installation of the Under Floor Heating system and the completion of the Cast iron Gutter to the Main Barn, the Roofing of the milking parlour and on Friday the laying of the 75mm screed to all areas..

I also met Tim Titherington from Tim’s Tiling; he does not have a website. He was recommended to me by Tom Sutton, my Plumber and Heating engineer. I agreed a M2 rate with him for the installation of the Tiles in the Shower rooms and Master Bedroom en-suite and the Stone Flooring in the Entrance Hall and Utility. His M2 rate included all adhesive, grout and any sealants;  Ceramic Tiles £25m2, Porcelain Tiles £30m2 as harder to cut and Stone Flooring £25m2. Any edging strips will be an extra cost. He will be starting on the 15th of February.

I forgot to mention in a previous post that on the 8th of January I agreed a price for the Internal and External decorating with a Mr Paul Link; again no website and again recommended by Tom Sutton. I had met 5 decorators and I wasn’t happy with either price or person; I needed both . I had a budget in mind and after a meeting with Paul I knew he was the right man for the job. After further discussion we reached an agreement on price and the deal was done. He is down to start on the 7th of March with handover on the 8th of April – 5 weeks.

 

The 200mm Oak Weather Board Cladding was supplied by Orlestone Oak of Shadoxhurst, Kent. I had visited their yard and viewed a sample of the Oak and also researched online. I had a choice between 175mm or 200mm boards. The overlap would be about 35mm minimum. I didn’t want the cladding to look mean; if the boards are too thin it will look like a shed not a barn. The difference in price was £1.20 per Linear Meter between the 175mm and 200mm; you will of course need less 200mm boards. I wanted the 200mm boards and paid about £500 more for the privilege. There was no negotiating to be had and at other yards around the country and online I didn’t feel I was getting the required service.

The boards arrived on Monday morning at 0730 and were quickly unloaded by Andy, Joe, Alex, Tom and Jack.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The Oak Cladding has arrived and has been laid out ready for installation

The Oak Cladding has arrived and has been laid out ready for installation

 

Andy and Joe set about fixing the boards whilst Alex was on the ground cutting.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Joe installing the 200mm Oak Weather Board Cladding to the NW Elevation

Joe installing the 200mm Oak Weather Board Cladding to the NW Elevation

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex -The first section of 200mm Oak Weather Board Cladding has been installed to the NW Elevation

The first section of 200mm Oak Weather Board Cladding has been installed to the NW Elevation

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The second section of 200mm Oak Weather Board Cladding being installed to East end of the NW Elevation

The second section of 200mm Oak Weather Board Cladding being installed to East end of the NW Elevation

 

Colin had come in on Monday and Tuesday to help Tom and Jack of TPS Plumbing and Heating to lay the Damp Proof Membrane and 100mm Insulation over the Barn and Milking Parlour floors onto which the Robbens Under Floor Heating Pipes would be installed. It was a fiddly job as grooves had to be cut into the back of the insulation to allow for any pipes and cables laid on the floor. It was important that there was no bounce in the insulation so that the screed had a solid bed.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - 100mm Insulation being cut and laid onto the 1250 gauge Damp Proof Membrane

100mm Insulation being cut and laid onto the 300 gauge Damp Proof Membrane

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - 100mm Insulation within entrance hall

100mm Insulation within entrance hall

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - 100mm Insulation within the Stairwell and Bedroom 4

100mm Insulation within the Stairwell and Bedroom 4

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - 100mm Insulation within the Stairwell

100mm Insulation within the Stairwell

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Grooves are cut into the 100mm insulation board for services

Grooves are cut into the 100mm insulation board for services

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The 100mm insulation boards are laid on the Damp proof Membrane in the Milking Parlour

The 100mm insulation boards are laid on the Damp proof Membrane in the Milking Parlour

Once the 100mm insulation had all be laid out in all the rooms Tom and Jack spent 2 long days running the Under Floor Heating pipes from and to the manifolds for each Heating Zone.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The under floor heating installation pipes have been fixed down onto the 100mm insulation

The under floor heating installation pipes have been fixed down onto the 100mm insulation

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The under floor heating installation pipes have been fixed down onto the 100mm insulation

The under floor heating installation pipes have been fixed down onto the 100mm insulation

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The entrance hall and utility room before screeding

The entrance hall and utility room before screeding

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - In the side extension the under floor heating installation pipes have been fixed down onto the 100mm insulation

In the side extension the under floor heating installation pipes have been fixed down onto the 100mm insulation

 

Tony, Danny and their crew from Old Town Roofing have finished the Milking Parlour roof plus all the 75mm insulation between rafters in the parlour and side extension. Not a nice job to do and I was very pleased to have it included in the roofing package. The 50mm ‘T-Break’ insulation will be fixed to the underside of the rafters prior to plaster boarding.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - 75mm Insulation in-between the Rafters in the Milking Parlour

75mm Insulation in-between the Rafters in the Milking Parlour

 

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Tony Dooner installing the 75mm Insulation in-between the Rafters in the Milking Parlour

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The roofing starts on the Milking Parlour

The roofing starts on the Milking Parlour

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The roofing to the Milking Parlour moves ever closer to completion

The roofing to the Milking Parlour moves ever closer to completion

 

The next post in this series is the Screeding which took place on Friday. It deserves a post all to itself as MP Screeding laid 180m2 of screed in one day.

 

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