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
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
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!