33 – Plastering, Roofing & Much More

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Plastering, Windows, Roofing and General 1st Fix Carpentry

Maddomswood Oak Barn Conversion

Weeks 27 & 28…. 1st to 12th of February

In this post I have combined weeks 27 and 28 as much of the Carpentry and Plastering has been steadily completed across the 10 working days.

Roofing

This week we said goodbye to Tony and Danny from Old Town Roofing. They had returned for a couple of days to complete the roofing of the side extension following the striking of the main scaffold and to complete any snagging that I had identified.

Thank you very much to Tony and Danny and all their colleagues that helped them over the past couple of months.

Here are several photos of the completed roof…impressive stuff:

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Completed Barn roof with the 4 conservation roof lights

Completed Barn roof with the 4 conservation roof lights

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Completed Barn roof with the glazing between Oak Rafters in the recess

Completed Barn roof with the glazing between Oak Rafters in the recess

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Completed roof on the side extension

Completed roof on the side extension

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The Milking Parlour after the scaffold has been removed

The Milking Parlour after the scaffold has been removed

 

Plastering

Steve and Adam from S & A Plastering have spent all of their first two weeks (26th of Jan to the 5th of Feb) tacking in the main barn. This was about one week longer than they had budgeted for as the upstairs area proved to be more complicated than expected. This meant that their price was not going to stack up. They had priced for 3/4 weeks but the job was now going to take about 4/5 weeks.

I never want any contractor to lose money on any of my jobs and I could see it was an honest mistake. These things do happen and it is only right that we have a meeting and change how they would be getting paid.

If we didn’t change things then not only would they suffer mentally and financially but also things could be rushed resulting in a reduction in quality.

We had a meeting and I agreed to pay them day works based on a revised and agreed programme requiring long days which had also been run past the other trades. I also offered to pay their diesel as they were travelling an hour each way.

After 10 days of tacking they were relieved to start plastering on Monday the 8th.

Here are some photos and 1 video of the progress they have made:

 

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Sound plaster board cut carefully between the studs

Sound plaster board cut carefully between the studs

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Steve in bedroom 4 applying scrim to the joints

Steve in bedroom 4 applying scrim to the joints

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The plastering to the walls in Bedroom 3

The plastering to the walls in Bedroom 3

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The plastering to the wall over and within the proposed wardrobe area in bedroom 3

The plastering to the wall over and within the proposed wardrobe area in bedroom 3

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex -Steve at the top of the 5m tower installing insulation before tacking and plastering

Steve at the top of the 5m tower installing insulation before tacking and plastering

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Plastering completed up to ridge height within the vaulted area

Plastering completed up to ridge height within the vaulted area

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Adam and Steve plastering the kitchen

Adam and Steve plastering the kitchen

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Adam finishing the plastering between the studs in the kitchen

Adam finishing the plastering between the studs in the kitchen

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Adam and Steve of S & A Plastering, plastering the entrance hall

Adam and Steve of S & A Plastering, plastering the entrance hall

 

Carpentry

Andy was away for a few days from the 1st of February leaving Joe to complete the door liners and window boards.

Joe had one day away also in London as he needed to obtain a visa to visit America as in April he will be going on a very long walk along the Pacific Crest Trail – over 1000 miles which will take about 4.5 months…on his own! This will be life changing and we wish him well – the film ‘Wild‘ with Reese Witherspoon follows the same route

They were both on site on Monday the 8th and set about strengthening the roof of the Milking Parlour as the structural engineers design. The engineer had not made mention at any point during the build that strengthening would be required so I was surprised at the list of requirements especially as the roof works had been completed.

New 200 x 150 Purlins would need to be fixed in place along with 150 x 50 collars. The ties would also need to be flitched – the timber would need to be sandwiched between 2no 200mm x 10mm steel plates bolted together at 400 centres.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The 2no pairs of 200mm x 10mm x over 4m flitch plates with M12 bolt holes at 400 centres

The 2no pairs of 200mm x 10mm x over 4m flitch plates with M12 bolt holes at 400 centres

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The installed flitch plates, purlins and collars

The installed flitch plates, purlins and collars

 

The walls required brick stitching in places – The mortar joints were ground out at 400 centres and Helifix bars were inserted. Specialist anchor resin was then laid in the joints. This repair will prevent any spread of the brickwork.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Helifix brick stitching

Helifix brick stitching

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Helifix brick stitching

Helifix brick stitching

 

Once the strengthening work had been completed Andy and Joe turned their attention to the 50 x 50mm stud wall that was to be constructed all the way around the brick walls. The stud walls would be constructed with a  25mm gap between the timber and the wall with the DPM, which was under the screed, lapped up and fixed in the void. Once completed the st fix electrics and plumbing would be installed followed by insulation then plasterboard and plaster.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - the 500 x 50mm stud wall in the process of being constructed in the milking parlour.

the 500 x 50mm stud wall in the process of being constructed in the milking parlour.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The 4x2 stud wall forming the shower room and another room (potential bedroom) being constructed in the milking parlour.

The 4×2 stud wall forming the shower room and another room (potential bedroom) being constructed in the milking parlour.

 

Drainage

I would like to introduce you to John Cleary of J Cleary Fencing and Groundworks. I have contracted John to complete all the landscaping, paving and fencing to the rear of the barn and also the driveway to the front including soft landscaping. Works to the rear will start on the 15th and will take 3 weeks. The driveway will follow soon after and will take about 2 weeks.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - John Cleary of J Cleary Fencing and Groundworks

John Cleary of J Cleary Fencing and Groundworks

 

I asked John to join us on Friday the 5th to dig the services trench to the Milking Parlour and also to install the Parlour foul  and surface water drainage.

All will be back filled with pea beech surrounding the raised pipe once the services have been laid next week.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - John Cleary with the able assistance of Colin digging the service and drainage trenches.

John Cleary with the able assistance of Colin digging the service and drainage trenches.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex -

John and Colin installing the foul drainage from the Milking Parlour

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The joints under the driveway have been protected with a concreting sand/cement mix.

The joints under the driveway have been protected with a concreting sand/cement mix.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The joints under the driveway have been protected with a concreting sand/cement mix.

The joints under the driveway have been protected with a concreting sand/cement mix.

Oak Bi-Folding Doors and Large Oak Glazing Panels

The glass arrived last week and the Oak Frames, Oak Bi-Folding Doors and double glazing panels are now installed.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Oak glazing to the NW Elevation

Oak glazing to the NW Elevation

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Oak Bi-Folding doors with glazing panel above

Oak Bi-Folding doors with glazing panel above

 

Doors

At last the Main door and French Doors for the barn and the two doors for the Milking Parlour have arrived and have been installed. They have been painted with a 5 coat system in David French Joinery’s Paint Workshop – wood treatment, primer, primer, undercoat, undercoat.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The main entrance door in the barn

The main entrance door in the barn with wide planks

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The internal view of thge ledge and braced frame of the main entrance door in the barn

The internal view of thge ledge and braced frame of the main entrance door in the barn

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - One of the doors in the Milking Parlour

One of the doors in the Milking Parlour

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - One of the doors in the Milking Parlour

One of the doors in the Milking Parlour

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The French Doors in the side extension - glazing pending

The French Doors in the side extension – glazing pending

 

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Maddomswood Oak Barn Conversion

Weeks 27 & 28…. 1st to 12th of February

Plastering, Windows, Roofing and General 1st Fix Carpentry

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