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Re: DIY spray Foam Insulation

by chaillac1 • Tue 20 Mar 2007 21:52

Thanks Blaudiex for the picture , i note you haven't left any beams exposed . My intention is to leave the main joists exposed running the length and breadth so using the 200mm rock wool would impact on the look i am after. How did you finish of your plaster board , did you plaster all over or fill ...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: DIY spray Foam Insulation
Replies: 16
Views: 19146

Re: DIY spray Foam Insulation

by chaillac1 • Sun 18 Mar 2007 21:22

Thanks emandem , i have been looking into it on the net and hearing what you have to say has swayed me and i will be looking to get the Triso super 10 over there this April.

another good illustration of just how good this site is

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: DIY spray Foam Insulation
Replies: 16
Views: 19146

Re: DIY spray Foam Insulation

by chaillac1 • Sun 18 Mar 2007 18:05

Thanks for that and watchdog link was interesting. Do you have any suggestions for insulating the roof ready for overlaying with plaster board.with out lifting the tiles off . I had considered fitting some Triso - Super 10 by stapeling it to the down beams the lath runs across then screwing some bat...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: DIY spray Foam Insulation
Replies: 16
Views: 19146

DIY spray Foam Insulation

by chaillac1 • Sat 17 Mar 2007 20:07

I am about to convert my loft space into a 2 bed appartment. This Easter i will be fitting a sub floor then i intend to insulate the roof section by using spray foam which should both secure the tiles and stop any water penetration while providing a breathable barrier to offfer my plaster board upto...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: DIY spray Foam Insulation
Replies: 16
Views: 19146

Re: Who the heck is out there?

by chaillac1 • Mon 12 Mar 2007 21:35

Hi Pengus, well i bet you didnt expect any of this lot or need it. Human nature is a strange thing i could go on and reflect on the above debate but it would only come down to the same thing. We are still interested here in Chaillac, we live by: have book = will DIY.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Who the heck is out there?
Replies: 33
Views: 21487

Re: Who the heck is out there?

by chaillac1 • Tue 06 Mar 2007 20:23

i would be up for a get together mid April around La souteraine / on the road to Azerales in the bar Le creuseois. I will be coming out on the 4th to the 15th then back for mayday then at whitson, then back in the summer. In April my builder friend is flying out to check out the area and help me fit...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Who the heck is out there?
Replies: 33
Views: 21487

Re: Who the heck is out there?

by chaillac1 • Sat 03 Mar 2007 13:10

Hi , i am renovaring 2 places side by side Chaillac Indre not to far from St benoit-du-sault. I think a labour pool is a good idea and may be interested in exchanging work for work in the summer.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Who the heck is out there?
Replies: 33
Views: 21487

Re: Snakes !

by chaillac1 • Fri 02 Mar 2007 20:03

my neighbours say i should keep my field cut down as it will keep snakes away due to them not wanting to be got by the buzzards.. However i have never managed to cut the field but have never seen a snake in it But i do stamp my feet quite hard on the ground .. I was told they would pick up the vibra...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Snakes !
Replies: 6
Views: 3894

Re: Housebuying

by chaillac1 • Thu 01 Mar 2007 21:37

While i was looking to buy i found no better web sight better than french property links which shows property from each department in france. I brought 2 places in south Indre which butts onto the Creuse. First thing you should ask yourself is Just what is it you want.. Town, Village, Hamlet, Isolat...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Housebuying
Replies: 25
Views: 11540

Re: Roll Top Bath

by chaillac1 • Thu 15 Feb 2007 18:48

Some motivation If you are set on having a roll top bath i should go all out and hunt one down even if you have to pop back over to the UK to get one.. I would search the UK web sites and see if you can get one delivered over to you in France . If you pop over to the uk you will need either roof bar...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Roll Top Bath
Replies: 9
Views: 5100

Re: Wood Burning stoves

by chaillac1 • Thu 08 Feb 2007 21:49

Fitting a wood burner is easy as long as you have a head for hights,,,and there are two of you . get yourself a good quality liner if you intend to stay in the house if not and you want to save a little money go for one that isnt going to last as long .. you should fit a damper to the burner this wi...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Wood Burning stoves
Replies: 12
Views: 17069

Re: Tile backer board

by chaillac1 • Fri 02 Feb 2007 18:07

i have done some bathrooms and shower rooms in my time and have never needed to use anything other than normal plaster board however i do always tile . The issue is when doing a bath/ shower room is (avoid strange shapes and i would say yes use the green board if you do have strange shapes) then til...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Tile backer board
Replies: 2
Views: 3094

Re: Carrelage - where to buy ?

by chaillac1 • Fri 02 Feb 2007 17:54

I have a place in the border lands between Indre and Creuse and spend most of my time , it seems in Brico Depo in and Mr Bricolarge in Chateauroux . If you do go up to Chateauroux for tiles i would say forget Brico Depo the range is not that good. However, Mr Bricolarge has a very good range and the...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Carrelage - where to buy ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3980

English speaking Help Line - France Telecom et al

by chaillac1 • Mon 03 Jul 2006 14:31

Well, after spending a fortune on mobile telephone charges , buying an orange sim card only to find out we had no cover in the vilage then buying an SFR sim which works.. i decided it would be more cost effective to have my two land lines actavated.. Only to find out that when the maines gass was ru...

Re: Sourcing floor boards

by chaillac1 • Sun 04 Jun 2006 17:11

Thanks for that i will take a trip over and have a look . would you have a more procise address.?

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sourcing floor boards
Replies: 3
Views: 3378

Re: Roof work / fitting chimney liner4 wood burner

by chaillac1 • Sun 04 Jun 2006 17:08

i think you may be able to do it with less expence in France , However if like me you are travelling back and forward quite a bit i never seem to have time to look around to source things as i am always working on the house. But when i first started this buying a French House(but i have 2 next door ...

Sourcing floor boards

by chaillac1 • Thu 11 May 2006 17:02

i am going to have to source 65 sq m of decent floor bording does any body know of a decent reliable timber yard with well seasoned boards at reasonable prices.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sourcing floor boards
Replies: 3
Views: 3378

Roof work / fitting chimney liner4 wood burner

by chaillac1 • Thu 11 May 2006 14:05

Hi there . Well i managed to place my wood burner in my fire place and carted over all the equipment that goes along with it , liner and cowl etc etc. 9m of it so all i needed to do is get the dam liner fitted. However, at the same time one of my neighbour was having her entire roof renovated and i ...

Re: Where do you live in La Creuse?

by chaillac1 • Wed 18 Jan 2006 14:57

Have brought two houses in the village of Chaillac, Indre, which is about 7Km west of Saint Benoit Du Sault. Right on frontier land the houses are joined together, At the moment we are earning money in Birmingham but spending it all in France. Both need a fair bit of work but the one is part done an...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Where do you live in Creuse?
Replies: 145
Views: 74739

Re: Planning permission for fitting Velux windows

by chaillac1 • Mon 16 Jan 2006 09:22

Thanks for the information and your time ,as they are all to go at the back of the house and cant be seen by any onlookers i will go in with a positive mind.

Chaillac1

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