Wednesday 30 April 2014
Monday 28 April 2014
Thursday 24 April 2014
Floor boards going down upstairs
The first floor boards go down.
Floor boards are laid on 'foxtrot' board, laid over the smart ply, to help absorb the sound transfer through the floor.
Close up of the foxtrot board.
The first row of floorboard to go down along the landing - setting the line.
We choose to nail the boards down with sheradised nails rather than glue the boards down. Using glue would have reduced the sound transfer through the floor even more. However glues tend to 'off gas' and can reduce the indoor air quality.
Friday 18 April 2014
Saturday 12 April 2014
A cupboard out of 'left-overs'??
The challenge was to make a cupboard out of the things we had left over on site. We had a limited number 100x100 sawn timber posts. An unlimited amount of waste pallets that all the materials had been delivered on.
What could we make???
Sanding down the rather dirty posts (they have been used a lot during the build for temporary platforms etc!).
Posts ready to go. Onto the pallets.
Lengths of board cut out of the pallets.
We were going to paint the pallet slats, but have decided we quite like the rustic look.
The slats fixed to the posts to form the side of a cupboard.
To be continued...
Landing balustrade posts arrive
Waiting to be fitted. The top of the balustrades, showing the saddle that the handrail will be fixed to.
The base of the posts - showing the holes that we will thread metal stud into, which will fix to the stair trimmers.
The posts were made by Win-Born Products, near Cambridge.