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I dry laid it with all the cut pieces.
The adhesive instructions say only to do 1 square metre at a time.

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Primed the self levelling compound with SBR

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And laid the first square metre.

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And this is where I am up to before the fumes and sore knees got to me.
There’s a few small gaps here and there but I have to say I’m pretty please with myself.

Still haven’t decided what varnish to put in the floor, thought maybe Ronseal diamond hard satin.
Anyone have any recommendations??
 
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Very slow progress due to other commitments but slowly getting there, I’m just through the doorway now.

decided on Osmo Polyx oil in satin, same as the rest of the wooden floors.
reaosn I’ve stained it before finishing is that it was getting a fair amount of traffic into the garage and I had the remnants of an old tin lying around

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@Buffman it was off periodstyleuk on eBay, cheapest I could find 300x70x16mm tongue and groove £25/sqm

I’ve subsequently found slightly cheaper 280x70x20mm for £23/sqm
 
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@Buffman it was off periodstyleuk on eBay, cheapest I could find 300x70x16mm tongue and groove £25/sqm

I’ve subsequently found slightly cheaper 280x70x20mm for £23/sqm

Seems like a great price too!

Was much difficulty added with the adhesive? I've similarly done floating engineered wood floor but not done the adhesive part.

Cheers.
 
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Was much difficulty added with the adhesive?

Difficulty? Not really. Time? Yes

I’m doing it 1sqm at a time which is around an hour to dry lay, cut then stick down. This suits me fine and I can only spare the odd hour here and there.

You can’t float solid wood on concrete apparently due to the amount to expands and contracts.
You can with engineered board as it doesn’t expand as much, but then it’s double the price of solid parquet.
 
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Time for a long over due update.
Long finished the basement flooring…

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… 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.


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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.


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Plan is to take it back to brick on the external and party walls and insulate and sound proof.
New ceilings, and floor lifted for sound insulation.

We will also add a small narrow en-suite (4m x 0.8m) at the far end of the room by the bay window. Sounds too narrow but there will be large double door over the middle third of it, with one corner a walk-in shower and the other corner a toilet. So it’s more like a bathroom on a cupboard. That’s the idea anyway, we’ll see how it transpires!
 
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Was the master bedroom extended from another room? As there looks like a beam going across which doesn't look original to me, plus is that 3 doors into the room???
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.




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Plan is to take it back to brick on the external and party walls and insulate and sound proof.
New ceilings, and floor lifted for sound insulation.

We will also add a small narrow en-suite (4m x 0.8m) at the far end of the room by the bay window. Sounds too narrow but there will be large double door over the middle third of it, with one corner a walk-in shower and the other corner a toilet. So it’s more like a bathroom on a cupboard. That’s the idea anyway, we’ll see how it transpires!
 
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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.


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Plan is to take it back to brick on the external and party walls and insulate and sound proof.
New ceilings, and floor lifted for sound insulation.

We will also add a small narrow en-suite (4m x 0.8m) at the far end of the room by the bay window. Sounds too narrow but there will be large double door over the middle third of it, with one corner a walk-in shower and the other corner a toilet. So it’s more like a bathroom on a cupboard. That’s the idea anyway, we’ll see how it transpires!
What are you planning to insulate and sound proof with? I'm going to be doing some very similar stuff over the next year or so and am struggling to choose products for this!
 
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What are you planning to insulate and sound proof with? I'm going to be doing some very similar stuff over the next year or so and am struggling to choose products for this!
Is it because your looking for minimal internal depth loss before it effects architecture / openings? Or ?
 
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Is it because your looking for minimal internal depth loss before it effects architecture / openings? Or ?
Moisture is one of my main concerns are house is Victorian (stone built front, brick built rear) with no cavity walls and it seems to be a minefield when looking at internal insulation options. I’m willing to accept a reasonable amount of internal space loss and the design of most of our windows means we wouldn’t loose much in the way or architectural details.

We are lucky in that it is a pretty big house so we don’t need to squeeze every cm but obviously it is old so heat loss is huge and particularly problematic if we are all going to get pushed to heat pumps.
 
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@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 insulation.
The party wall is going to be boarded with a product called mute board 4 - a 29mm layered board 1.2x1.2m weighs 37kg!
 
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Day 3 and 4 the rip out of the master bedroom was completed (thankfully)

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And today they started putting up the sound board on the party wall.

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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)

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Part way through clear out, to this…

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External wall being stripped, larger built wardrobe is going (there’s 2 and the other is staying), all skirting off and party wall getting soundboarded the same as the master bedroom.

Oh and the horrible rolled edge being removed, unfortunately to expose that the original cornice was just plastered over.

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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 without paying extortionate shipping.

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Master bedroom…

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Party wall fully sound boarded, seems to be pretty good stuff but hard to tell at this stage.

Ceilings took them ages to do give the weight of acoustic plaster board, the bowing of the ceiling joists and how thin and oddly spaced the joists are.





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Studding for the en-suite in, hopefully makes it easier to understand what it will look like.

Next week all the external walls will be studded and insulated and the drains all cored out
 
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