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 Post subject: Re: DIY loft conversion
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:39 am 
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Love that window!


Thanks, we originally planned for doors but I think it would have looked 'messy' with a Juliet balcony. We have the Velux for airflow and I think just having the window looks cleaner and doesn't obstruct the view as much.


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Rorschach wrote:
Love that window!


Thanks, we originally planned for doors but I think it would have looked 'messy' with a Juliet balcony. We have the Velux for airflow and I think just having the window looks cleaner and doesn't obstruct the view as much.


Well done! Excellent progress considering you are doing everything yourself!
I agree with the windows as opposed to the French windows. We proposed similar door/balcony on our extension on the gable wall but the planners thought that wall would be too large in mass and scaling. Maybe the window would have looked more part of the building & they would have accepted!

In the end had to agree with loosing the full height gable for a hipped roof with 4 velux's in it!

Anyway, keep the updates coming!



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Looks fantastic, and that window is the dogs wotsits. :thumbleft:

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Hi,

Top job and looking great so far with full credit to you. Doing it all yourself will keep costs down and save you gym fees. :thumbleft: :thumbleft:

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I love that view. Good decision on the windows, French doors would ruin the look. Well done, it is coming in really well. :thumbright:

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thanks for the good comments all! :-) it's finally getting to the point where we can start looking at ordering the furnishings, lights, etc and now the dormer is watertight we can start to plan the bathroom!


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Looking good,looks very professional :thumbright:



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Looks great, you must take pride in knowing that you did it yourself :thumbright:

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little update, fitted the floor in the dormer/bathroom. Need to start buying the fittings so I can work out waste and water runs before fixing the floor down. It's going to have underfloor heating so I've fitted 25mm ply in between the floor joists, insulation boards will go over these, then the heating mat and then SLC, just to make sure the whole floor level remains the same - I didn't want any kind of step.

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Also fitted the 2 Velux for the landing/stairs

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Thanks for the update - Looks good. What underfloor heating system have you decided on?


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getthewheelsinline wrote:
Thanks for the update - Looks good. What underfloor heating system have you decided on?


Thanks, getting there slowly! It'll be an electric mat but haven't decided on what make/type yet.


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bit of an update, not done a lot last month as I had to go away for a few weekends. Last weekend's weather was nice and sunny so had a couple of days to fibreglass the roof of the dormer.....what a job! I've fibreglassed before but on cars - this was another level and I did it all on my own - just over 10m2, should have had someone helping really as it was difficult to try and wet the whole mat before the resin would go off. Couple of small areas need sanding back and I need to recoat the topcoat but overall pretty pleased with the job. At least it's water tight now!!!

Need to try and get some time to render the boards now.

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And there's me giving myself a pat on the back if I get the hedge cut over a weekend!

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And there's me giving myself a pat on the back if I get the hedge cut over a weekend!


I know what you mean mate - I've been there! This has been going on for so long I just want to get it finished - got loads more projects I need to start :oops:


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Finished plasterboarding the landing and started to prep the smaller bedroom and landing for plaster last weekend. My brother came over and started plastering yesterday and this morning.

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