Internal walls

This page will cover the studwork internal walls and the finishing of the inside of the external walls.

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The first job for this stage was to add the noggins to support the studwork for the dividing walls.

These are required where the walls are parallel to the joists but do not sit on top of them.

One set had been added under the floor before the boards went down and one more set was required in the ceiling.

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The studwork for the dividing walls surrounding the room at the North end of the extension have been built.

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Which was followed by building the wall at the other end.

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The studwork for this had the members for the top half of the wall turned 90 degrees.

This is because wall units will be hung on one side of this, possibly both, and so I wanted to place a sheet of OSB behind the plasterboard to give a good fixing for the units.

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The studwork was positioned 18mm back from one side to allow for the depth of the OSB, which meant that on the other side a small strip of packing was required to get the OSB flush with the outer face.

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This is the completed wall framing with the plasterboard applied to the back side.

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The north wall will have a pair of wall lights on it so pieces of OSB were again inset into the framing to give a good fixing area in the light locations.

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This is the toilet and utility room area after having been boarded.

100mm of dense insulation has been placed between the framing before the second side's boards went on to act as sound reduction material.

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This shows the boarding continuing around the utility room on the timber framed dividing wall.

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Back at the North end and the plasterboard has been added to the framwork of the wall. Again this was filled with insulation before the second side was boarded.

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Back to the other side of the kitchen area and the boards have been added.

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Looking at the area just to the left of the picture above you can see the (almost completed) studwork that has been attached to the blockwork before the plasterboards are fixed into place.

Cables are run in the space between blocks and boards, restrained by the framing and run in the designated 'safe zones' to avoid them being damaged accidently.

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Between the kitchen and dining areas there is a half height wall which will allow the kitchen cabinets to be fitted against it.

It is seen here with one side boarded and the cables run into place for sockets and the fridge and freezer outlets.

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And with the remaining boards added, complete with cut outs for sockets.

A section of board was also added to the end,

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The view of the other side.

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In order to make sure that this wall was as rigid as possible (even though the kitchen cabinets will assist with that) it is bolted to the floor.

A noggin was added between two of the joists (very tightly, it took a big hammer to get it in there) and then the end upright of the wall continues through the floor and is bolted to this noggin.

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Before the back wall of the existing house can be plaster boarded the current bathroom window needs to be dealt with.

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The window was removed and then the cill and under cill brickwork detail was removed to give a clean opening with a flush wall.

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Having cleaned up the opening a wall starter was added to each side to strengthen the join.

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And the opening filled in with blocks.

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With the wall completed the final door opening was constructed.

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With the boards added and a skim of plaster, the finished result.

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A picture of the dining area after the plasterer had done his work.

This was about a week after it was done and it is now almost dry enough to think about painting it.

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And looking back the other way at the kitchen area.