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by geordiesworld
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Barn Conversions Forum
Topic: First floor Joist Support Options in 1800's Timber Frame Barn Conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 3915

First floor Joist Support Options in 1800's Timber Frame Barn Conversion

Hello folks. im building a barn conversion with a four inch timber kit frame inside of an 1800s barn with 540mm thick sandstone rubble walls with two eight foot wide archways and some very shallow footings. Im now ready to frame out the interior. Just with the position of the window openings in the ...
by geordiesworld
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Wall foundations above concrete floor slab problem
Replies: 3
Views: 5568

Yes, its one of the options i guess, but i will then have a headroom issue. The building was always designed to be two storeys but the top storey as a granery so it was much lower in headroom. I have calculated that we will have about 2.2 metres headroom both floors if we can keep the slab on one le...
by geordiesworld
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Wall foundations above concrete floor slab problem
Replies: 3
Views: 5568

Wall foundations above concrete floor slab problem

Hello folks Just wondering whether anybody can help me with a problem we have in a barn conversion we are doing. We have to lay a concrete slab of 150mm deep, 300 at edges to support a 2 storey timber kit internally. The roof will be supported by the original 560mm thick sandstone walls. The foundat...
by geordiesworld
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: Barn Conversions Forum
Topic: Installing concrete lintels into sandstone walls
Replies: 3
Views: 7674

Cheers Yeah thats what I settled on about after using 1 : 1 : 5 to 1 : 0.5 : 4.5 cement lime sand. Seems to set quite quick so Im using bit less lime, dilute it with more sand. I did gather up a bucket of old mortar and pulverized it and filtered out any lumps to end up with a quite fine powder of t...
by geordiesworld
Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Barn Conversions Forum
Topic: Installing concrete lintels into sandstone walls
Replies: 3
Views: 7674

Installing concrete lintels into sandstone walls

Hi all. I have pulled out some old rotten wooden lintels above some upstairs windows in preparation for installing some prestressed concrete lintels. These windows are quite small, although others are larger downstairs. I have taken away sandstone lumps and lots of lime mortar and cut the lintels to...
by geordiesworld
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Barn Conversions Forum
Topic: Internal insulation on barn conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 16995

yes we had the same thoughts about the barn on our farm which we are now converting. We were forced to go down the route of installing a kit frame incorporating insulation, finished surface being plasterboard. Our walls are 540 mm or about 20 inches very rough rubble and block soft sandstone covered...
by geordiesworld
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Barn Conversions Forum
Topic: keeping original concrete floor..
Replies: 2
Views: 6003

keeping original concrete floor..

Hello all. We are just starting a barn conversion on the farm. The original floor is solid concrete, not sure how deep, but it has no cracking anywhere and is very hard. It has supported over 50 tonnes of barley over the last 30 years in 2 grain bins, a load of about 1900 kg / square metre. It has b...
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