Hempcrete

Downstairs Front Room : Progress as of 13/11/2016

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Friday 11th November :

  • Cleared room
  • Photographed items to sell on ebay
  • Purchased from Amazon (total £107.39) :
    • Dust mask filters £7.99 x 2
    • Nail Punch(es) £7.17
    • Duct tape £2.48
    • Floorboard lifter tool £19.12
    • Tarp £7.82
    • Cotton Gloves £1.89
    • 18” Fan £39.99
    • Water sprayer 1.25l £12.94

Saturday 12th :

  • Collected Fein Multimaster & Bahco 38 nail puller
  • Removed cornice & picture rail carefully. Some cornice cracked on removal.

Sunday 13th :

  • Purchased from Screwfix (total £31.76) :
    • Gauntlets £2.79 x 2
    • Rubble sacks  £5
    • Spax 5 x 50mm £12
    • Oval nails 50mm £4.69
    • Cold chisel £4.49
  • Rest of plaster removed
  • Walls brushed down with wire brush and vacuumed
  • Floor cut back 100mm from brick line of front wall

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Thoughts :

Floor is in bad condition with joists completely rotten in places. Entire floor bounces in the bay and south-west corner, only propped up by the detritus! We plan to lift floorboards on Monday 14th  & clear detritus to further ascertain how best to repair things. Likely to need more extensive joist repair than expected.

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Have not yet cut back ceiling plasterboard 100mm with Fein Multimaster.

Bay roof will need insulating, will need to decide best method & buy supplies

Vacuum needs attention – suction is poor. Clean and dry filters asap.

Need to buy :

  • Chalk to mark things better!
  • Eyewash
  • Plasters

Monday 14th Plan :

  • Write blog posts to update progress
  • Move mirrors (into hallway or in front of fireplace on top of hearth)
  • Move table onto boards that wont be lifted
  • Lift floorboards
  • Decide what wood to buy on Tuesday 15th (Bishopston Hardware & James Latham for WISA plywood? Could get ply from Simon)

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