Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Internal Studwork installation.

Internal Stud work installation.

Wall of the Gents and Ladies, looking form the gallery foyer.

View of the partially installed spiral staircase which will take you up the the mezzanine and my new office.

A View Showing the stud wall dividing the office from the gallery.

Another view showing the stud work between the gallery and offices and another shot of the partially installed spiral staicase.

Looking into the depth of the atrium from what will be the mezzanine floor.

Looking down the spiral staircase from the Mezzanine floor.

Floors and Wind braces.

Floors and Wind braces.

This shot shows all the first floor joists in place.

This shot was taken from the exterior scaffolding.

The floor panels went in over 4 days, giving you an idea of the height and space created on the first floor.

The western gable end is not supported with a floor, therefore we have had to install wind bracing which firms up the wall. this photo shows one of 6 wind braces which we need to install. they are anchored into place using the ground floor block and beam construction.

This shot shows the anchor brace.

A View showing the Wind brace terminating at the eaves level.

Installation of exterior wall panels.

Installation of exterior wall panels.

The exterior wall panels came in approximately 44 sections, they were manufactured in south wales and delivered to us by articulated lorry.We had to unload the articulated lorry from a near by lay by using a tractor and trailer kindly lent to us by Wilfred Tratt our neighbour. The panels went up very quickly, they were all up within a week. Small adjustments had to be made.

This view is looking West to the gallery at the end.

The wooden panels are lined with a vapour blanket which deals with any condensation
that might arise.

This view is taken from the South West showing all the panels in situ and highlighting the layout of the windows.

The cladding is attached to battens. The cladding is pressure treated Douglas Fir, the panels are approximately 12 inches wide. This is a view looking towards the air source heat pump shed.

Another view taken from the South west but showing the basement to the far left of the building.

Installing the Roof and Liner, insulation and the exterior cladding .

Installing the Roof and Liner, insulation and the exterior cladding .

The first job was to put up the inner liner, this is a steel corrugated sheet painted white which will form the inner side of the roof. This went up over 2 days on the main curved section of the roof. The Lean to roof was a composite sandwich of liner insulation and exterior corrugated roof, which you can see has already been installed in this photo.

This is a view of the white liner from the ground floor. The galvanized purl-ins will be etched in acid and painted white to match the main white beams.

Another shot of the liner and part of the first floor showing the joists.

A view taken in the gallery atrium giving you a sense of the scale of the atrium space.

A view of the underside of the composite roofing for the lean to.

A View of the lean to roof with part of the liner and metal tracks of the curved roof.

This shot shows the 12 inch thick insulation wool being laid in the channels before the exterior roof is applied.

This shot shows a metal roof cladding, we have tried to keep as close as possible to the original black bitumen corrugated roofing of the old Dutch barn.

This shot shows as profile of the exterior roof sheet and the gutter boards installed ready for the guttering.

A View showing the completed lean to roof and curved roof.