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    mysty2
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    We did a couple of days down at the house again this week, I managed to work until 12.14 in the morning she gave up and went to bed at 11pm. The following day we worked through to 5.30 in the afternoon. That will be our last time down at that house until the end of the year. We have a great property to restore just 15mins from where we live that starts on the 7th of October, will show you day by day how to turn a 13.000 euro pile of stone into a very nice house in under two months on a very small budget.

    Final coat of plaster over the ceiling wiped down with a sponge to give it and old look. It was still wet.

    This will be the lounge with the bedrooms on the first floor.

    All nogged up so the beams cannot move.


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    hyacinthbucket
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    Where’s the lifting gear for the beams ? Don’t tell me…..you didn’t….you made Icey lift the beams with you ? That’s grounds for divorce ! :)


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    icey
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    Yep he did and made me do all the noggins….. hence my year off soon ;)


    • This reply was modified 26 Sep 2014 17:00 by  icey.
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    loopski
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    Pine joists, lift with one hand, at least treated.


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    basquesteve
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    Hi
    Why all the wood what’s the problem with metal, looks old tech, metal is far easier obviously no problems with termites

    Steve


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    mikej
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    mysty hope you are going to herringbone nog in between the beams as well?

    Mike


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    icey
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    Don’t worry Mike, I didn’t take final photos yet for him.

    Basquesteve, there is no termite in that area, too cold in winter and I guess he likes the old ways but he does use hangers such as for where the staircase will be going. Also the floor below the one you seeing going up is on all new timber and is all put up with using hangers. The new one has the beams sitting in the original places cut into the old massive beams.
    :) I just read that out to OH and he’s laughing saying you’ll have meant the walls so I will leave him to answer BS, sorry :)


    • This reply was modified 27 Sep 2014 08:22 by  icey.
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    mysty2
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    Pine joists, lift with one hand, at least treated.

    You could have just left it with people thinking that the beams were heavy. :)


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    mysty hope you are going to herringbone nog in between the beams as well?

    Mike

    No it will just be getting plain old noggins in the middle. I have found that stops them twisting. Herringbones would take forever to do. The room is 8m by 6m with three large oak beams supporting the floor so the span of the new beams are just over two meters in each section. If they twist I will come back and say you told me so. :)


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    typhoo
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    Looking good :-)


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    mikej
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    Mysty square noggins will do just as well, the only reason for using herringbone in the past was to save on timber, I did think for a moment that you had forgot them, but should have known. LOL

    Mike


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    mysty2
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    We had a couple of days down at our new home working, the plan was to fit and finish the downstairs bathroom. We bought the fittings months ago. I repaired the plasterboard ready for a coat of plaster. Nice new skirting all level and well fixed to the walls and an instant tiled traditional French floor on a roll. We hit a couple of snags :grin: the shower unit is to tall for the room so will have to do a slight modification to the floor where it will be sitting, the sink unit well I could not find the kit that came with it so we abandoned that job for another day. We had the materials there to put down a new floor on one section of the first floor where there will be a couple of bedrooms and a bathroom. Its not the cheap brico depot boarding its nice big sheets that are 22m thick so are solid. You can then lay whatever you want on top.

    Before

    After


    • This reply was modified 21 Dec 2015 12:23 by  mysty2.
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