|fitting the ceiling brandering|
Carrying on from my previous post I want to start with leveling the ceiling supports. This was quite a process because of the fact that the roof trusses were not level but ran at the same angle as the roof sheeting. I wanted a level ceiling, more in keeping with what the rest of the flatlet had in the other rooms.
This started with fixing 38X38 pine brandering all around the room, the new room that is, leveled and fixed to the new dry wall and the existing walls. I needed to cut one of the strips at an angle to fit under the truss in the corner above the new window. The trusses came down to just over 2.2 meters at the lowest point which would determine the ceiling height. A bit on the low side but still serviceable, it should have been 2.4 meters. Myles had offered me some brandering that he had at his factory but it was very bent and twisted so I bought new ones instead, much easier to work with. One was a bit bent but with a bit of careful bracing I was able to get it almost straight.
|Brandering in place ready for ceiling boards.|
|6 millimeter pine ply board fitted with insulation ready to install|
|large ceiling boards fixed in place.|
Once the big boards were in place I got some help from Kerryn the next day and finished off the ceiling boards. Next I fitted the lights which I had selected because of their ease of fitting and low profile, the ceiling wasn't all that high off the floor.
The window glass I had fitted a few days previously because of rain and now all I had to do was finish the step between the two floor levels. A couple of terracotta tiles and some extra strong plaster and the job was done. It was now time for Kerryn to get to it with the paint work. Job done, thank you Lord for the results, I'm very happy with how things worked out.
|all moved in , an extra 18 square meters of space.|