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1965 Series 2a Station Wagon in Holland

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by Stretch, Mar 18, 2016.

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  1. steve2286w

    steve2286w Well-Known Member

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    Great looking job, will be nice and cozy in there when done :)
     
  2. Colthebrummie

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    It's nicer than my house.

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  3. Stretch

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    I sure hope for you that isn't the case Col !

    When I finally get this millstone from my sodding neck I do intend to be more or less living in it however (so I hope the effort made at this stage pays off)

    At the moment I don't hold out much hope for the insulating properties as it stands. There's only 70mm of insulation installed so far. All I want from the 70mm insulation is stop a bit of noise and condensation. I've got an uneven cavity of about 100mm inside the steel frame work that I intend to fill with something...

    ...I initially wanted Rockwool but I'm running out of cash. The cheapest insulating material I can find here in Holland is recycled polystyrene balls (apparently people have machines that scrunch up old sheet insulation and sell it on the black market - everything is cash in hand here at the moment since the Dutch tax man admitted he can't cope).

    Problem is there's an intrinsic problem with flammable insulation and kippers who like welding. So I'm still at the "To Rockwool" or "To not Rockwool" stage - thinking about flame proof paint or flame proof boarding (OSB is surprising good actually - weld on top it quite frequently and have only really managed to get it to glow - eek!)
     
  4. Stretch

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    Things have not been going to plan. I wanted this done by April 2020

    Still I'm almost ready for the winter - just need to fit my self made window frames (took too long to make) and then three of the four sides will be wind and water proof.

    Front elevation =>

    Workshop progress8.jpg

    The big doors are a bit on the heavy side and I haven't got the insulation fitted in them yet. I need to figure out a strong hinge solution to make sure they survive that unexpected gust of wind...

    ...the eight windows give a fair amount of light but I will need to add in a load of LED lighting for working. Roof lights were planned but I've run out of money.

    It is a bit like every episode of "Grand Designs" here with the exception of the imminent arrival of a baby (!)

    Rear elevation =>

    Workshop progress9.jpg

    I've got an emergency exit and two church windows. Not a warm side of the building here so I haven't gone for too much glass here.

    The little square covers near to the lower corners of the roof are for a ventilation system so I don't gas myself when spraying paint or welding.

    The blue wrapped containers are 1000L IBC containers which fill up nicely for water for the garden. I hope to make better foundations for them and connect them to the rest of the drainage system I fitted last year. I've almost got enough cladding to make them blend in a bit better with the workshop.

    The drip ledges above doors and the window sills are all folded aluminium =>

    Workshop progress10.jpg

    This took longer than expected...

    ...still was alomst Land Rover work related - bending aluminium...
     
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    Looks brilliant
     
  6. Colthebrummie

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    Fantastic job, I particularly like the arrow slits, are you expecting the Germans back.

    Col
     
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    That's a very decent building, nicely done!
     
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    Looking good , any pics of the inside?
     
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    What a fantastic shed :)
     
  10. Stretch

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    Thanks for the kind reactions - need as many positive vibes as possible to help me push on through (!)

    @Jam1 as requested some pictures of the mess inside =>

    Bit of a grey day today - overcast - no sun but still didn't need the flash on the camera. I do need some electric lighting but it isn't too bad considering

    Workshop progress11.jpg

    As you can see it is a right mess. Loads of work to be done. Even though the floor space is about 65 square meters it is shockingly easy to fill it up with crap.

    I'm steadily working through the floor space trying to use the materials I've already got. In principle I've got enough stuff to do the floor and a bit of the walls.

    Workshop progress12.jpg

    The window frames on the front and rear elevations should be fitted this week - then I'll order the double glazed units.

    In the end the walls on the inside will be insulated to take the final thickness of insulation to 170mm - so far there's just 70mm on the outside under the cladding. On paper it is already better insulated than the house with a R of 1.85! (Insulating the house is also a job - I'm planning to utilise my sand blasting kettle to blast in the beads so there's lots of fun ahead as well as many an opportunity to get distracted from repairing the Land Rover)
     
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    That's a good space :)
     
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