05 Aug Gadfield Elm project
We started this job at the same time as the bricklaying team to assist in the setting out of the building, we had to start with making dummy windows from the plan for them to lay up to, followed by making oak window formers to sit above the lintels for the brick arches to be built on top.
After this came the installation of the floors and roof in sequence as the property went up. After the roof was on the next stage was installing the oak fascias and bargeboards with the difference being that the barge boards were patterned giving the building a more cottagey feel. At the front of the property was installed a catslide roof on to an oak framed porch.
Once the property was in the dry, the next job was to install the few external timber doors and coordinate with the aluminium window installers. Now the property is completely weatherproof the first fix electrics and plumbing could be installed leaving it ready to be boarded and plastered internally.
The fist fix stage of the build complete came the need to fit the solid oak staircase for ease of access and safety. This was left until after the plastering due to the damage that can occur to timber products during damp conditions.
All trades now able to start the second fix stage of the job. Again we fit oak door liners which usually are in before plaster but due to the damage that can happen to the oak these were left until afterwards. we continued our second fix installing specifically moulded oak skirtings and architraves throughout.
prior to second fixing the living room we installed a glued down engineered oak floor.
Finally the kitchen was installed leaving the job ready for move in.