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 […]
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 […]
This week the build focused internally on fitting the insulation to the wall and into the roof. The levels of insulation within a building are of key importance as the better insulated the house, the more efficient and cost effective it will be to run the heating system. Insulation acts as a barrier to heat […]
Glass The glass has been fitted to the front of the house to create a large apex window with sliding doors onto the balcony. The construction of the balcony floor has also begun, you can see the joists are now in place. Bricks The windows have all been covered around the building to protect the […]
Work was focused internally for most of this week with the erection of the stud work for the internal walls and the fitting of the temporary first floor to allow the guys on site to move around safely upstairs. The ducting for the heat recovery system (MHRV) was also installed. This is a whole house […]
It hardly seems possible that we have already completed the first week of our Show House build. The shell erection team have completed the first stage of the build and are now waiting for the roofing contractors to do their part Day Six Wintery day on site today Day Seven Roof rafters are fixed to […]
In the last post we announced that the timber frame construction kit had arrived on site. We are really excited to watch the panels of wood transform into a house and see the build gather momentum. Day One Ground floor walls already are starting to take shape Day Two The Swedish triple-glazed patio doors had […]
So the big day is here, the timber frame kit has arrived! We will have lots of photos documenting the frame as it is erected over the next few weeks, so watch this space. The photographs below shows the kit arriving on the Scandia-Hus Manufacturing lorry and being stored on site ready for assembly.
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 […]
Welcome to our build diary following the construction of a three bedroom contemporary show house at our Felcourt offices.