Thursday, 27 June 2013

Shed Converions. Amongst Other Things.

I think they missed each other... Or not.

We've decided to convert one of the sheds into a bunk room. This means that at the moment workers will be able to stay in it, but eventually possibly students. It's all open to suggestion at the moment. 

The space is quite good, so Adam, Ben and I have been trying to design a room which utilizes what we have to our best possible advantage. At the moment the plan is to have 2 sets of bunk beds, so accommodation for 4 people. Hopefully we will be able to make the beds entirely out of recycled wood from the house. We have already found enough (seen on the floor here) to make the frame for the first bed and the slats are going to be made out of old skirting boards-one of my better plans!

First step is insulation. 

Even now when its not actually particularly hot; the shed is way hotter than outside, so you can imagine what it will be like in winter... Not pleasant.

After looking into polystyrene and bubble wrap insulation, we have decided that the most effective and economic way is by using the fibre glass insulation that Dad and Andrew took out of the house. 

The firbre is in sheets and is absolutely horrible, it sticks to everything! We're going to use sheet hardboard to cover the fibre glass. Unfortunately there isn't enough batons to screw the hardboard onto, so we had to make some more batons. (show below)

Ben making batons.

Adam and Ben fixing batons into the shed walls.

Masks, gloved and goggled with shiny coats on, we attached the first strips to the roof. Adam and I held them whilst Ben stapled them to the ceiling.

Mum's looking pretty happy!

The rhododendrons may be invasive and really, really hard to kill, but up close, they are brilliantly pretty.

Even the rain has its upsides.

The chimney pots are at least waist high on me.

From the ground the tiles look quite small, but actually they're massive!

A couple of views from the scaffolding.

Wild goats on the Oa.

We ame to this beach on holiday last year. It has the most amazing waterfall, but is also amazingly windy! You have to walk down a path which zig zags down the hill.

No Rick, you can't take that home.

1 comment:

  1. Its so good to see these photos. Thanks for taking the time to put them on. Love the story that goes with them.