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A New Start #28: Stairwell

Blog entry by Tikka posted 08-07-2011 07:15 PM 10520 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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WEll today we started the last stage of the demolition process – We are removing the stairs, the ceiling/floor (to make a double height stairwell, the old WC and wall.
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This is the stairs before we started.

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The stairs removed

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Acro props installed and scaffolding ready to start the work.

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On a previous blog I mentioned the floor ceiling was made from bricks – here is a shot of the construction, as you can see the bricks are hollow clay construction supported with cement mortar – reinforced with 1/2” steel rods.

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The first part of the floor is removed

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Here is the whole of the stairwell floor removed – the photographs do not do justice to the difference and sense of space created.

Tomorrow the toilet wall and ceiling will be removed to complete the task.

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



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posted 08-07-2011 10:28 PM

Wow: Almost that bringing in a crane and taking everything in a bucket.

I hope you know what your doing!!!

-- Retired in Delaware

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posted 08-07-2011 11:22 PM

Mainly the blind leading the blind – It was NON structural so no real problems, the worst that could have happened was that big lumps could have fallen onto the tiled floor.

Karson, I have never done any of this before, but thanks to good TV shows, Books, watching professionals at work,asking questions and common sense combined with safety first and knowing you limitations you can achieve anything.

I must admit, this project, although going on for more than year, with another year to go I suspect, working alone for the most time, I am finding it most rewarding, my health, physical fitness and soul have never been in such good condition – thanks for watching my progress, it helps to know these blogs are not in vain.

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

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posted 08-08-2011 02:11 AM

Tony: You are welcome. Any help I can provide Other than paying my own way to visit you, it’s all a go.

-- Retired in Delaware

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