Posts tagged DIY

Flooring work

Some light construction work has been going on at the holmesmacleod household. We’ve laid down the new floors (without worrying about the underfloor heating) and as you can see in this picture, Lena enjoyed putting in a helping hand.  Most of the work was Greg and his dad Brian. We had a friend (Lewis) drop by to give some handy hints and lend some tools at the start.

 

No daddy, do it like this!

No daddy, do it like this!

A lot of work took place fixing the subfloor until it was slightly flatter than before. Then we put down a layer of blue foamy underlay. 

Finally we topped it off with our Rustic Oak boards. They are nice broad and long boards which fill out the house nicely, in the living and dining areas. Right now we are putting the edging and final touches in.

Who knows what the next project will be, but this one was a nice piece of fun!

 

 

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Hot Floors

So we are looking at redoing our floors downstairs. Currently we have some icky green carpet which came with the place. They were icky when we moved in, and having a two year old and two slobby adults around the place have not made it any better. So out with the old in with the new.

As an idea, we are looking at some rustic oak boards like pictured from www.kahrs.com

Linnea Oak

Linnea Oak - Kahrs

Additionally to top it off, we are thinking that laying underfloor heating will help our interior design by removing the big fat radiators which line our walls in the living room and dining room. We are currently looking at http://www.heatmat.co.uk/ as a nice solution. You just lay an insulation layer at the bottom, pop down the thin electric heater roll, and then a moisture protecter and glue down the floorboads. Sounds simple enough right.

Heat Mat

Heat Mat

Well stay tuned because Greg and his Dad are going to lay this in April, assuming that we are able to source all the necessary materials by then.