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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 7:48 pm 
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Evening all!

Progressing slowed with the floor excavation as I treated the wife to 4 days break in Portugal for completing her 1st year of her 2year part Master's Degree.

Spent today digging though and now 3/4 complete!

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The solid floor construction is planned for the front hall (Striped Red in Sketch), Dining Room and middle hall (Striped Green in Sketch).
Both halls will have the same solid OAK flooring as the Living Room which has 18mm plywood on a suspended floor.
The dining room will be finished with underlay / carpet.

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I have a few questions:

1. As can be seen in the layout drawing the front hall (Striped Red in Sketch) & middle hall (Striped Green in Sketch) are both adjacent to the living room which has the suspended floor.
Do I need to build a breeze block/brick retaining wall up to retain all the solid floor construction materials? If so, What height do I need to bring this up to? Screed height? Strip foundation required for this small wall?

2. The front hall currently can be accessed from the dining room and living room – however I plan to remove the dining room door frame and brick up this opening. Would you suggest I build this wall on top of the concrete over site as opposed to ontop of the floor screed?

3. Main electrical supply cable which is in a duct cross the dinning room floor as can be seen in the photograph - bottom right hand. Should these be below the concrete over site? OK if lowered to within the type1 height?

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Thanks goes to CB for answering my questions on solid floor construction. As a small gesture of gratitude I donated to RLNI Eyemouth and Erskine Veterans who were the chosen charities of a classic mini event I attended at the weekend.

To summaries solid floor construction:

150mm type 1 mot ( hardcore ) compacted.
25mm sand blinding.
1200 gauge visqueen.
100mm concrete over site. 6ballast : 1 cement
100mm solid floor insulation.
Slip coat visqueen. Thin gauge polythene
75mm floor screed with glass fibres added to mix. 4Sharp sand:1 cement
25mm insulation around edges sitting on 100mm insulation coming up to finish floor level.

I have since completed the excavation 450mm deep with the help of a micro digger that I brought in through the window! Soil was very heavy clay and was a doddle to the wee machine! I know that it is not advised to operate equipment indoors - so I took both windows out from this room & the front door was open to ensure adequate ventilation.....
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I have since received the delivery of all the material so this will keep me busy over the next couple of weekends...
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5 bulk bags of type1 down...3 to go!
Put first layer in at 75mm thk. Then ran over with the whacker plate & have since started adding another 75mm layer!
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Hopefully get the type1 finished & sand blinding & DPM done tomorrow.
Ready for the concrete over site next weekend.


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Had words with the builder at the weekend as my wife wasn't happy with the speed to the project....

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All type1 in & compacted 7 bags total, 1.5 bags of building sand compacted. Concreted the strip found & built two course of 7N breeze block to act as a retaining wall at the hall to living room transition. Started to lay the DPM, need to tape up the joints then cut & lay the reinforcing mesh one night this week ready for concreting on Saturday...


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Had words with the builder at the weekend as my wife wasn't happy with the speed to the project....

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All type1 in & compacted 7 bags total, 1.5 bags of building sand compacted. Concreted the strip found & built two course of 7N breeze block to act as a retaining wall at the hall to living room transition. Started to lay the DPM, need to tape up the joints then cut & lay the reinforcing mesh one night this week ready for concreting on Saturday...



:dunno: Which one is you :scratch: :scratch:


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Which one is you :scratch: :scratch:


The one with the hat hard on....


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wine~o wrote:
Which one is you :scratch: :scratch:


The one with the hat hard on....


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Wes wrote:
getthewheelsinline wrote:
wine~o wrote:
Which one is you :scratch: :scratch:


The one with the hat hard on....


Reminder : This is a family forum :lol: :lol: :lol:


Alan Partridge would be proud though....



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Enough of my hard hat...

Got the Damp Proof Membrane down & all joints double taped with 200mm overlap.

Cut the A252 reinforcing mesh to suit the room dimensions. I was restricted by the front door opening size so had to tie the mesh together with wire.

Also sat the mesh on plastic chairs which make it a doddle to keep at a consistent height - I opted for spacers which allowed the mesh to sit 40mm above the dpm.

On with the 100mm concrete over site mixed at a ratio of 6ballast to 1 cement.

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My wife mixed the lot while I wheel barrowed & levelled...mid progress snap....

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5 bulk bags of ballast later & we were finished at 11pm... Both shattered!

Floor is level within 3-5mm however a fair few trowel marks remain as sadly didn't have a large bull nose trowel to hand!!! Thinking of getting a concrete planner to just nip these so the foil insulation is placed onto concrete surface that is 100% smooth...

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Got 3days off this week so hopefully will manage to crack on with over-boarding the ceiling then framing & plaster boarding the walls!


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Howdy! Not updated this thread in a while... I'll let the photos do the talking... Bar the gas connection & carpet laying my between my wife & I we have done 99% of the work ourself! Any questions / comments fire away...
Dining room photos first just for continuation of last post...
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Back to the living room...
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Engineered flooring acclimatising before installation this weekend!


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Apologies for the order of some of the photos... I was uploading them via my phone.

Special Thanks go to the following members;
Cotswold builders for the general building guidance
Wes for the floor substrate & flooring guidance
Dynamod for the decorating guidance

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Meant to add these to the front porch post....
Original window surround was coloured concrete (pink!!) so ripped this out for real sandstone...

Bought this window on gumtree which is the correct height but double the width - so plan to reduce it....
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