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S&n's Irish Farmhouse - Part 13 - Blockwork

Posted by crozier84 , 29 March 2016 · 3,602 views

After an eventful couple of weeks we are now making great progress and are almost complete on the external blockwork. The brickies have a little more to do including setting a few cills and should be finished by the end of this week. We will then get the slaters in next week after I get the plasterer to sort out the chimneys. View of the rear of the h...


S&n's Irish Farmhouse - Part 12 - Windows

Posted by crozier84 , 01 March 2016 · 1,534 views

Another exciting today, the windows and doors arrived and they were all fitted by 4pm. Roof will now be felted and lathed and the brickies will be on site next week putting up the external blockwork walls. This should take a week then the roofers are back to put on the slates. I will then slow the pace slightly, stand back and consider all my options bef...


S&n's Irish Farmhouse - Part 11 - Joists

Posted by crozier84 , 17 February 2016 · 1,103 views

So after a bit of a mix up with delivery of joists the guys were back on site this morning and are making great progress.The photo below shows the internal timber walls and first floor joists which were done today. This photo shows my kitchen, living area and conservatory. We are going with a vaulted ceiling in the conservatory so all the steelwork wil...


S&n's Irish Farmhouse - Part 10 - Timber Frame

Posted by crozier84 , 15 February 2016 · 1,044 views

What a great day today was. Beautiful sunny day and my timber frame arrived following the scaffolding, ufh and finished floor last week. I took the day off and was great to see it all coming together.Attached are a few photos and as things progress over the next 2 weeks I'll try and get a few more details and photos up.


S&n's Irish Farmhouse - Part 9

Posted by crozier84 , 30 January 2016 · 1,440 views

S&n's Irish Farmhouse - Part 9 It's all going to get very busy this week! My finished sub floor including ufh heating pipes will be installed by Friday. The scaffolders will be on site Wednesday, Thursday Friday.My timber frame will then arrive the following Monday. They plan to have the frame erected in 2 weeks, after which the windows will go in. I've attached my final ti...


S&n's Irish Farmhouse - Part 8 - Slabs

Posted by crozier84 , 03 November 2015 · 1,292 views

The Pre-insulated concrete floors (spantherm from Creagh Concrete) arrived today. I was rather surprised to be notified by my wife last night that they arrived yesterday with no notice that they were coming. Thankfully I had or more less finished lapping and setting the DPM prior to them arriving. The guys arrived back this morning with the rest of the...


S&n's Irish Farmhouse - Part 7 - Sub-Floor

Posted by crozier84 , 05 October 2015 · 1,004 views

We had the digger back again on Friday and we are now ready for the precast insulated slabsWe needed to level around the site and also tidy up the subfloor in preparation for installing the slabs. This included setting our drainage pipes. The slab supplier will now come out to site to measure up the slabs prior to them being delivered to site.Few photos...


S&n's Irish Farmhouse - Part 6 - Footings

Posted by crozier84 , 21 August 2015 · 1,170 views

We now have footing blocks laid for the house (7 courses), with the garage to be completed today. 1300 footing blocks for the house and garage and an additonal 500 9 inches blocks for internal load bearing walls.The brickie that was originally to do the job didn't turn up on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday therefore I just got another another local one....


S&n's Irish Farmhouse - Part 5 - Foundations

Posted by crozier84 , 14 August 2015 · 1,187 views

Foundations have been poured and brickies are coming to start building up the footing blocks on Monday morning. We used 25m3 of 20N concrete at £52per m2. This done both the house and garage.Having thought long are hard I've decided to go with Spantherm which is a pre-insulated precast concrete flooring system. Given that we need to build our house u...


S&n's Irish Farmhouse - Part 4

Posted by crozier84 , 27 July 2015 · 1,052 views

The digger was back today and progress is hard to believe, despite the terrible weather. The contents of the old shed have been pulled in as fill to create the first part of our Lane up to the site. The site has almost been fully stripped and should be completely done tomorrow ready for us to mark out our foundations. I've also arranged for a local co...

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