The dust is bad, but hopefully will feel worth it 6 months from now
50mm PIR in the stud. The section below the window got an extra vertical and some osb to hang a heavy radiator on.
And ready for plaster, we’ll nearly, the wood chip needs stripping off the ceiling.
Turned out I was 1...
If you compare to previous photos you'll see the original architrave and sills have been taken off. They will be attached back with some wood spacers so will be deeper but retain originality
This is now 100% being done by a couple of joiners that first work in the extension years ago. Work and...
Materials have gone up but thankfully the joiners are the same price.
I had budgeted for the bedroom to first fix, but not including the bathroom fitting/furniture/tiling, and before we started on my sons room too.
No work yesterday but today the whole front has studded out
2 weeks in….
Son’s room stripped, cornice removed, wardrobe removed, and sound board to party wall. Annoyingly despite my calculations I’m one board short. It was tight but these are expensive so didn’t want to over order, now left with the opposite problem of trying to get a single board...
And today the rip out started on my sons room.
Hampered by a delayed plasterboard delivery and a wrong delivery of the acoustic roll (they gave me loft roll instead)
Part way through clear out, to this…
External wall being stripped, larger built wardrobe is going (there’s 2 and the other...
@sja360 it’s 2 rooms joined together, the beam is original, it was previously just a timber wall, the floor boards are the full length of the room and actually went under the wall
@a1ex2001 the walls will be battened out, the window frames modified and spaced out and filled with 50mm PIR...
The next project, we’ve been dreading, is the master bedroom.
Its a big room, 7.5m x 4.5m, which was basically decorated when we moved in but otherwise left untouched.
Plan is to take it back to brick on the external and party walls and insulate and sound proof.
New ceilings, and floor...
Time for a long over due update.
Long finished the basement flooring…
… only for my 4 year old to flood it from the bathroom, slight setback (a lot of extra work) but fixed it back to almost as before. This is before revarnishing.
I will echo that's its absolutely worth it, both for sound and insulation
I like to keep all my rooms a different temperatures and its usually the lowest room I want the warmest, the bedroom cooler, and the loft is set to 15 degrees if not it use.
I put 200mm rock wool under my suspended...
that's plenty...... UK building regs is 100mm PIR, Scottish is 125mm PIR (from memory)
I've got 120mm and 75mm on the walls and with the heating off it never really gets cold
Good to see they've specced insulation the floor, otherwise all the rooms underneath would get significantly colder
I drove through France and got the ferry back from Spain a few years ago.
Drove every other day and never for more than 2 hours.
Took about 10 days but we stayed in some fantastic places at a very reasonable prices
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