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Update 9: First Fix

Plasterboard We are trialling a new plasterboard in our Show House which is part of the Lifestyle Wall range manufactured by British Gypsum. This will give us greater flexibility and strength for fixing shelves, curtain poles, and TVs into place without the need for specialist fixings as well as improved sound insulation. First fix electrics […]

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Update 8: Battening and Blockwork

Plasterboard ceilings Internally the ceilings on the ground floor have been prepared for the fixing of plasterboard. The ceiling has been battened and 15mm plasterboard sheets fixed to the timber battens. Insulation A final top level of insulation has been put into the roof and 47mm timber counter battens fitted on top ready for ceiling […]

Update 1: Groundworks

Update 1: Groundworks

The first stage of the build was to clear our site of all loose plant growth, cutting down hedgerows and overhanging branches from trees and generally levelling the site. We are using a straightforward trench fill foundation system. One metre trenches have been dug, filled with concrete and two courses of block work were laid […]