Timber frame extension.
All trusses are now on and fixed.
As wel are the rafter and pre insulated cassettes on the long sloping roof that heads get the kitchen and front room. It’s now ready for marley weatherboard Cladding and roofing.
Valley construction joining the 2 roofs. Ready for valley boards and valley gutter.
Large sloping roof is constructed from pre insulated cassettes that fix together.
another picture of the timber frame work.
Timber frame building extension.
All wall are up and roof is now being constructed.
Roof trusses have all been crane lifted onto the wall plates and are ready to be layed out and fixed
Trusses are crane lifted onto the roof and ready for Fixing
All the interior timber stud walls are up. All stud for the interior walls is all made on site rather than prefab. 4×2 studs, full fill insulation and then 12.5mm plasterboard. Roof trusses are also starting to go on.
Second day for the crane and this time it was to lift up and in all the external wall panels. All panels are pre insulated and cut to size. This all go straight on the prefab floor and each panel is fixed to the next. Once these are up the internal stud work can be built to form the layout of the walls and rooms.not bad for 2 days work.
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Crane arrived Onsite early this morning along with the delivery of prefab floor cassettes. The cassettes are made up a webbed floors joist with a 22mm chipboard bonded on top. 5 cassettes in total are used which all lock together when laid onto the wall plates to create the new floor. All flooring and someplace a were fitted today and it is now ready for the 1st floor wall panel to go on tomorrow
Roof removed in gaydon, Warwickshire
So after a long 18 hour weekend on site, 5 men and 6 skips the roof covering and rafters are all off and the new wall plates are down.
All wall plates are within the +/- 5mm tolerance needed for the timber frame work and floor.
Crane arrives tomorrow and the new floor can go down.
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2nd storey timber frame extension.
At last we had sunshine today.
After a long 2 days we have finally stripped all the felt and straw panels from the flat Roof and have only half of the pitched roof left to strip.
The flat roof at some point I think had been redone as the felt was nearly 50mm in places a took 3 of us to lift some sections off.
We plan to finish stripping the roof felt and remove all the joists tomorrow and then level bed the wall plates on Sunday. All work is still
On schedule and the progress is now moving at a greater speed thanks to the weather.
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Day 2 at gaydon, Warwickshire.
Another horrible day! Today was not the best day to start the roof demolition but we are on a strict deadline for Monday when the 40 ton crane will be on site so the timber work can start. We started by removing all slates and lath. We then peeled back the felt to reveal another roof covering. So it had been re-roofed at some Point but rather than replacing they had counter lathed it and the started fresh on top of the original roof. The second and original Covering was constructed from compressed straw panels topped with 5 layers of hot felt and then 10mm shingle. I can honestly I’ve not come across the straw panels before and what a pig they are to remove.
The image below shows the second roof covering, after we had removed the slates. Here there 2 lads are stripping away the layers of felt so we can get at the straw panels.Not a great day but we did well Considering the non stop rain. Hopefully tomorrow will bring sunshine!
This is our current site. Situated on the Kineton rd in gaydon, warwickshire.
This is a bungalow that will be having a second story added to it. This will be constructed from insulated timber panel and frame work. We have already demolished and reconfigured the ground floor layout and are now ready to removed the roof covering and install the new wall plate ready for the timber frame work to start on Monday 03.06.13. Let’s just hope the weather improves!
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