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A New Start #18: Bathroom Framing and roofing

Blog entry by Tikka posted 04-07-2011 10:03 PM 10547 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I missed the chance to post yesterday, so I will combine the progress of both days in this blog

Yesterday they made the entrance from the new extension into the bedroom
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Here is a view from the other end.

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Here are a shot which show the strengthening pieces they put in to support the existing roof, which was pushing the outside walls outward.

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They also started to cover the roof in a breathable plastic membrane as a part of the roofing.

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The architect came to visit today, to check the progress of the work – he was extremely satisfied with the progress and standard of work – I also found out from him that timber frame constructions like this one are quite rare and very modern within Belgium, people here still tend to think that bricks and mortar is the only way to go – they also do not realize how environmentally friendly timber frame construction is by using renewable resources and extremely efficient thermally.

Today the crew started to install the roof and zinc work.

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At the moment they are planning on competing this work tomorrow evening. My part of this construction also starts tomorrow, we will start the sheathing of the outside walls with OSB 3 (orientated Strand Board) water proof – this will add considerable strength to the structure – Next week, I am expecting a shipment of cedar, so that we can complete the installation of the outside.

One problem that may occur tomorrow is the actual tiling of the roof – we are trying to reuse the existing tiles, but there are several styles on the roof each with a different date of manufacture and there are subtle difference between the batches dimensionally – hopefully the crew can come to a happy balance.

-- Tony - All things are possible, some things are more difficult than others. -- http://poydatjatuolit.fi



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