Gawd, anyone would think carrying and manoeuvring 20 odd concrete 4m long beams was hard work, the way these three dived on their beers after this little weekend DIY job 😉 We have a Jet Floor! Our very own concrete lattice, ready for heavy duty polystyrene blocks to be neatly inserted in-between the beams but which we’re not going to install just yet in case they get too damaged during works. The grey insulation infills are robust but not indestructible, especially when builders drop things on them from great heights or brickies lob mortar on them.
Hanson, the manufacturers, couldn’t have been more helpful and doing things this way instead of having a solid concrete floor has made life much easier in terms of laying out pipework and cables. Very little difference in price either, in fact I think this system has proven more cost effective.
As the build for the kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom commences above for the next few weeks, we’ll protect the sub-site from getting full of crap again by covering it with OSB boards, as you can see below.
As per usual *someone* inspected everything regularly, using the beams for a bit of sunshade on a hot day. I bet Hanson never thought they’d come in useful for that….
I’m gutted to be missing things developing for the next few days but just like Moregeous Mansions I’m being chopped up and put back together again. I’d like to think my body has fallen apart in sympathy with my house as we two are one, but honestly, it couldn’t be worse timing. I’ll definitely be joining the lads for a cheeky one or ten when this is all sorted.
Still, if I can recuperate with Mr M’s help in a bathroom-less, kitchen-less house with no hot water or heating, we can face anything, right? 😉If you fancy checking out this system for your own build of extension, find details HERE