The plastering I described in my last blog post seems to have had enough time to dry, so I added the first layer of ridged expanded polystyrene insulation. I want to add 4 inches (10 cm) of insulation. But the thickest locally available ridged ...
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To make the attic renovation a livable space it has to be insulated. I can not add insulation to the outside of the attic end walls, which is the more common way to insulate a brick wall. So, as a compromise, I will be sandwiching a layer of insul...
The end walls of our attic space are a single brick layer sitting on top of a 16 inch (40 cm) think stone wall (yes—stone, it really is an old house if the fact the roof is supported by king posts did not give enough of a clue!). The ...
After adding a new roof, we are renovating the attic space of our little farmhouse. How it looked during re-roofing and installation of the new chimney: The old floor was covered with dirt for “insulation”. After the dirt was...
As my first blog post series here at homerefurbers I will describe renovating a room in our little centenarian old farm house in Hungary. When my wife and I purchased the house, I had little experience with the stone and brick house constructio...