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    mysty2
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    It used to be a bedroom on one side and a sort of bathroom on the other. The walls got removed, straw and mud and it got made into one large room.

    You need to get yourself one of these trollies ideal for moving heavy items on your on. That’s a dishwasher

    Used the blanket to protect the tops of the units, the granite is quite heavy.

    The trolley made it a bit easier to move the work tops

    Attention seeking bored dog

    Getting there

    Wall units will go up next week

    Roof lights

    Wood fitted behind the plasterboard for the sockets to sit in that way they never move or come loose patent pending ha ha

    Quality pencil

    Used an old desk to rest the granite on then used blocks of wood to get it up to the right height. Plasterboard on the other granite top to stop any risk of scratching . One bit of plaster board got stuck under the work top and was a bugger to get out while trying to lift the worktop at the same time.

    Bought this kitchen in the UK on ebay for 1000 it came with everything and stacks of space to store tons of tins of tuna and pasta. She cannot complain that there is not enough work top space. A lot of you will say its out of character for an old French house but its going to be a bright modern house. I got help to move the work tops. Here is a tip do not buy granite and try and move it yourself, its good to check to see if you have a heart condition but its feccin heavy stuff. Sorry the pictures and text are not all in order but im a little busy just now. Had to remove the front of the sink unit to get the worktop on, two of us could not lift the worktop and get it in place it had to be pushed into place.

     


    #1658278

    gillyc
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    Location: Chabanais 16
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    looking good :grin:


    #1658281

    mikej
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    Mysty

    Is this one for you, or for re-sale? seems a shame if it is, excellent work as usual.

    Mike


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    #1658289
    sheldonrobbo
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    Got a trolley very similar to that one and such a bargain at only a euro :smile:

    Sheldon


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    mysty2
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    :grin:

    Got a trolley very similar to that one and such a bargain at only a euro :smile: Sheldon

    I used a plastic token :grin: but its going back.


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    mysty2
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    Mysty

    Is this one for you, or for re-sale? seems a shame if it is, excellent work as usual.

    Mike

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    If walls/buildings could take a breath, I am sure they would, but its difficult without lungs.

    You were in the basement, its the house by the lake. Its home summer of 2017, we are taking the renovation work down to almost zero and just re selling properties as is now.


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    mikej
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    Ah Ha that one, beautiful setting, someone will be getting a stunning house, I envy them, keep posting the details I am sure that everyone will be as interested as I am.

    Mike


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    tomdenne
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    :grin: Keep the pics coming mysty2; really enjoy them. (Demon looks in fine form!)

    There was a discussion about dropped ceilings this spring and Jean Claude suggested using rails and montants instead of the usual ceiling fourrures. The bathroom shown is only 2m wide and JCs method proved to be an easy way to avoid having to suspend anything from the ceiling.

    :lol: Not trying to pinch your thread mysty2 but was impressed with your picture of wood fitted behind the plasterboard for the sockets to sit in. Thought another plasterboard idea could be squeezed in.

    Tom


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    Chanceux
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    Up to 3m span that is how I do ceilings.

    Mysty, you really must try the ossature métallique system one day, I think you will become converted. It takes up a lot less space in the van, weighs a lot less and is a lot easier to hump up the stairs etc.

    Horses for courses though, when I did my central stairwell which is 7m high and supports the staircases I used chevrons.

    I have only recently started using fourrures for dry lining external walls, before I used montants, didnt know fourrures could be used, they are much better for minimising gaps in the insulation and cold bridges.

    The metal system can become expensive if you buy the expensive labour saving “solutions” which are really only designed for idiots and/or to give tradesman an easy life whilst bumping up the bill, with a bit of thought one can dispense with them, most of them are not available in the UK where ceiling and partitioning fixers are expected to use their nouse.


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    mysty2
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    Chancer wrote

    Mysty, you really must try the ossature métallique system one day, I think you will become converted. It takes up a lot less space in the van, weighs a lot less and is a lot easier to hump up the stairs etc.

    Mysty says, focus your good eye on the second picture :grin: with the dishwasher on the hired trolley :grin: that wall has been done by a proper Dutch builder using the métallique, he doubled it up. I did not think it was any faster than building out of wood, although he is an old timer and its still not as solid as a good timber framed wall. :grin:


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    k-way
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    Very impressive, well done!


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    Sylvia
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    It’s looking fantastic! Such an enormous worktop, so practical… was there parquet floor in the before pictures? I couldn’t work out what flooring you are using now?


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