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Victorian renovation build log

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by eviled, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 25, 2016

    Posts: 601

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    plaster going on in hind sight was a pretty stupid idea doing the beams first :p

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    I don't like down lights in sloped ceilings so have had a small flat section in the apex of the roof where spots will be mounted

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    sorry for the slow updates, lots of pictures to sort through

    Is anyone still following this? :rolleyes:
     
  2. sja360

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 28, 2003

    Posts: 3,799

    Location: Dundee

    I'm still reading your updates thanks!
     
  3. koolpc

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 2, 2004

    Posts: 11,430

    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    Superb
     
  4. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 25, 2016

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    bathroom 1st fix was the priority while the plaster dried out. Slate effect shower tray bonded in place, aqua panels in place.
    notice again the flat section of ceiling created in the apex for the spots and to carry the ducting for the in-line fan.
    There will be an access panel for the fan unit on the other side.

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    mock up of the vanity unit/toilet thing. Toilet is a bit close to the wall but its workable. Plenty of sound insulation in the internal stud and floor, plenty of celotex in the external wall.

    Pine is painted, ply is tiled. I got a off-cut of stone worktop cut for the top at a local place pretty cheap

    You can just about see my pencil sketch balanced on the internal stud that the poor joiners have been working off
     
  5. koolpc

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 2, 2004

    Posts: 11,430

    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    What if you need to get under the shower tray?
     
  6. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 25, 2016

    Posts: 601

    shower tray access is difficult, but possible from the room next door or through the floor to the right of the tray which is now the bottom of a cupboard
     
  7. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 25, 2016

    Posts: 601

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    Plaster coat going on, dont worry the top section was plastered several days after the top section, the bit painted is dry

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    here you can see where the bed will go in between the sockets. Wire coming out the was is for the 2 way to turn the main lights off just before you get into bed, probably should have been a bit lower.

    Think I got through 30 litres of bare plaster paint.

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    another little radiator and my slow DIY plumbing, this is the lounge, office area between the bedroom and bathroom.
     
  8. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,282

    Location: Higher Walton

    Not sure if it's just me, but the pictures aren't working on my browser :(
     
  9. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,655

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Yeah not working for me this morning either.
     
  10. topgun06

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 24, 2006

    Posts: 8,813

    Same here.
     
  11. Siliconslave

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 11, 2002

    Posts: 9,761

    Location: The Flatlands

    fine on mine, and on hotel wifi so usually weirdly filtered...

    nice looking radiator - what make and model please?

    I've never bothered with plaster paint, just used a watered down bulk white emulsion and its been fine :)
     
  12. topgun06

    Sgarrista

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    Working again now :)
     
  13. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 25, 2016

    Posts: 601

    host was down this morning apparently

    white radiator is Acova branded (100x30cm) - very good quality, easy brackets that you can adjust once mounted to get perfectly level

    anthracite radiator is eBay no-brand (60x60cm) - brackets are non-adjustable so a bit trickier and had a pain with one of the tails persistently leaking until I replaced it


    as for the plaster paint, I think its great, saves loads of time and mess, and its really good for not dripping, running or getting anywhere
     
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  14. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 25, 2016

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    colours chosen for the open plan space

    Inchya Blue + Blue Green
     
  15. Jimbeam3678

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 8, 2002

    Posts: 17,403

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Great build log. Just read it from the start. Dedicated effort - top marks!
     
  16. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 25, 2016

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    same company that made the windows build the steps going up the the bedroom, stained to match the ones in the rest of the house

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    vanity unit top arrived, tiler had a long waiting list
     
  17. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 25, 2016

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    I put cat6 under the old attic floor for CCTV and while I was there stuck in a load of loft roll for sound insualtion and to stop heat from downstair leeching into the attic

    Also you can see the mitre saw the joiners loaned me

    which led to more slow DIY

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  18. Ricochet J

    Capodecina

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    I'm in awe of the size of this renovation. Absolute unit.
     
  19. labcoattech

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

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    Location: England

    Very nice indeed, like the colours used
     
  20. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 25, 2016

    Posts: 601

    Tiler isn't my friend anymore, wood to be painted near black, tiles are carrera marble

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    mirror weighed a lot for me to stick up solo - cue one chipped corner :mad:

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    faux slate shower tray - no way I would trust a true wet room on a suspended floor on the 4th storey of a house!

    shower is an Aqualisa quartz 10.5kw electric job, partly due to lowish hot water pressure so high up, partly because I wanted a back up if my boiler ever went down

    Won't be to everyone's taste, but the rest of the house is quite traditional so as this was a newly created room I wanted to go very modern
    (but still couldn't resist an exposed beam!)

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