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    mysty2
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    Tidy workshop health and safety inspector is in the UK just now

    tidy_bedroom<br />photo upload internet<br />


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    riquet
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    As usual, looking forward to seeing the rest. Are you going to render the outside wall? Just asking because of the bits of breeze blocks holding the dormer in place.


    #1794426
    mysty2
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    riquet asked are you going to render the front as you have put in grey brick for the dormas. They were just to get the dormas in place and sort of level as nothing is level in that house other than the new floors.

    Smash out half the grey brick

    Fill in with old stone ready for pointing

    Sorry for the order of pictures struggling with the new set up


    #1794427
    mysty2
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    Now we have a tip for Mike who had a problem trying to hang gates as they were warped :bye:

    Buy metal ones half price at brico depot


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    mikej
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    mysty2

    Cured the warped gates by putting the cross braces in and keeping them closed whilst doing so, they now look very good.

    Mike


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    riquet
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    riquet asked are you going to render the front as you have put in grey brick for the dormas. They were just to get the dormas in place and sort of level as nothing is level in that house other than the new floors. Smash out half the grey brick Fill in with old stone ready for pointing  

    …… Il fallait y penser ….. Bravo.


    #1795607
    mysty2
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    Yesterday evening, we worked over the weekend to insulate the bedroom.  It got 510cm of insulation then silver foil it does get cold in the Creuse :whistle:

     

    Check out a twisted oak beam, the pine next to it is level

     

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    #1795610
    robertarthur
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    Just as a matter interest:  what’s the height of this building? More than 5 meters of insulation thickness   above the bedroom, do you have insider’s knowledge about a sudden climate change? Real soon now: Siberia is here to stay?


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    #1795612
    mysty2
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    Sorry not 5 meters of insulation but just  51 cm  then foiled.  Its just about 5 meters at the front 8 at the back.


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    The seems like an awful lot of insulation to my ignorant self… what is the benefit of the foil on top of 51cm of insulation? Does it really make that big a difference? (I guess it does, you’re hardly doing it for fun). Is this the kind of stuff you are using?

    http://www.bricodepot.fr/saint-etienne/isolant-mince-avec-pare-vapeur-integre-ep-45mm/prod44781/

    and then will it be plasterboard on top?

    Sorry for all the questions but we’re redoing the combles in our place in the ardeche (at 1100m so it gets pretty cold) and I was just going to do 20cm laine de verre with another 10cm laid perpendicular and then maybe a membrane pare-vapeur. The house is only going to get 2-3 weeks of winter use per year so I am trying to balance making it comfortable with reasonable insulation and the fact that the payback time will be decades as it will not get that much use.

    Thanks for all the stories and photos of your projects. It’s really interesting and educational.


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    robertarthur
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    @ fahf: breathability of old thick stone walls is often overlooked. You don’t want too much moisture in those walls, where they used very simple mortars. Too much insulation and you run the risk of stability problems. A trade off between eco efficiency and the structural integrity of the building. The new insulation regs (RT2012) are for new builds.


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    Absolutely right. Sorry, I should have specified the 300mm is for the roof! The walls will only get 100mm or so of insulation according to my current plan (which changes like some people change their underwear).


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    We went for more insulation as we are opposite a lake and -15/20 is not that unusual in winter. First snow forecast in December, who say its not cold in the Creuse.


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