House Extension

Plastering the plasterboards in the new extension

Day 27: We Got Totally Plastered Sunday 18th August Today the whole room and the bricked up kitchen window were plastered. 2 plasterers worked hard from 8am until about 1pm. Great job done. Photos below. Apparently the plaster will go from pink to a darker colour while it is drying and then go back to its…

Day 26: Roof Flashing Finished and Room Plaster Boarded

Saturday 17th August 2013 The first Saturday that the builders worked. As the roof guys were rained off yesterday they came in today to finish the roof. The zinc flashings were added and the flat roof had its final cover of gravel and sticky black stuff. Inside the plasterboard was completed, all ready for plastering…

Plasterboard fixed by Dot and Dab

Day 25: Plasterboard Dot and Dab on Walls Today rain prevented the roof team from finishing above so all hands were working inside. The rest of the roof rafters were insulated and plaster board put up. Plaster board was screwed to the roof rafters and stuck to the brickwork with the dot and dab method.…

Building and insulating the flat roof

Day 24: Flat Roof Felt, Insulation and Plaster Boards Added Today two builders worked on the flat roof, laying the insulation boards, plywood boards and the tar and felt. The flat part of the roof had a thick layer of solid insulation (Celutex), plus the insulation in the rafters below, so three layers in total…

Tyrem DPX500 Roof windows installed

Day 23: Roof Windows Installed, Outside Electric Socket and Window Walled Up August 14th 2013 Today two builders removed and bricked up the old kitchen window in the morning while the other two installed the 2 roof windows. The windows are not actually Velux windows has I thought, but a cheaper brand that the builders…

Insulating the vaulted ceiling / roof

Day 23: Insulating the roof. August 14th 2013 Indoors the builders started placing the insulation between the rafters. There are two layers, a layer of loft insulation (Earthwool Loft Roll) and then a layer of solid insulation board (Celutex) which is cut to size and hammered in to place.    

Insulating the flat roof and tiling the pitched roof

Day 22: Pitched Roof Tiled and Flat Roof Insulated and Felted, Radiator Pipes and Mains Electric Cables Laid August 12th 2013 Today was a busy day and building seems to be speeding up. 2 builders were working on the roof, one tiling and the other building the flat roof section. The other 2 builders were…