Die Lorelei 2017

Discussion in 'Project Photos' started by Dr Bodgit, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Super Member

    You should have more faith in me by now Deleted member 11267, I'm not one to bodgit :cool:
     
  2. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    I've only used hardibacker one for a small job, does it need adding anything to the surface prior to tiling?

    The hardibacker that I fitted need sealing with PVA to stop plaster from crazing.
     
  3. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Hardibacker is a finished surface ready to tile onto, no plastering required, just a wipe over with damp cloth as can be dusty

    In wet areas it’s recommended to fill screw holes and tape/skim joints between boards, that’s it, ready to tile

    Guessing you were plastering then painting as opposed to tiling , or maybe half and half

    Never plastered it myself only tiled but yes, recommended on their site to PVA before skimming to control suction
     
  4. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    Yep it was half tiled and painted.
     
  5. Terry82

    Terry82 New Member

    2191A3EE-A295-46D1-AC17-AA1F5D0FDD68.png D21A81D3-1172-460E-B222-9FEC9218CFA9.png 3049B688-B444-4DDC-A96B-8E76802F6ABF.png 0FDBF17E-A0B6-4006-B5D1-B746ADD17906.png Just wanted to say thanks to you for your thread. It was a great resource for me undertaking a similar project and without it I would have made way more mistakes than I’m sure I’ve made anyway but just not realised yet!

    A few pictures below; next stage is to sort the interior.
     
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  6. snappyfish

    snappyfish Active Member

    Fantastic, I went down the route of "professional installation :rolleyes:" cost me a few quid lets say!

    Leaks like mad :confused:

    Live and learn id say.
     
  7. snappyfish

    snappyfish Active Member

    Does anyone know what has happened to @Dr Bodgit ?

    Hope he's alright, not seen him post for a while. Was a great help to me on here when I struggled with my cabin.
     
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  8. Terry82

    Terry82 New Member

    No way! Disaster, gutted for you. I think I was quoted £1200 for the install not including the base but I can’t remember for sure. I bet you have no comeback with them either.

    I’m not a master craftsman by any stretch and had the advantage of a mate that has the same cabin he put together himself to help. I was amazed how well it went up after all the scare stories but I can say that I think a key to my success has been research beforehand about how to get everything together.

    One reason I wanted to self build was the sense of achievement and I’m delighted I did!
     
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  9. snappyfish

    snappyfish Active Member

    Yes, I paid a similar fee for installation, knowing what I know no id never pay to have one built. I actually rebuilt mine after I paid for installation :eek:
     
  10. Terry82

    Terry82 New Member

    Well I hope it’s all sorted now and at least you had the enjoyment / satisfaction of building it in the end..... just the long expensive way round
     
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  11. longboat

    longboat Screwfix Select

    He was accused of 'wrong think' and decided it wasn't worth it.
    Dr, B, was a gud-un and it is a shame he was chased away by the morality police on here.
    :(
     
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  12. Hans_25

    Hans_25 Screwfix Select

    Ooh some ice cabins there. @terry, have you got space underneath that lovely timber sub base for air to circulate? Great to see its not a concrete base, they're a bit of a bodge.

    Yippe ki yay...
     
  13. BillyT

    BillyT Member

    Glad you like it Hans. It would be such a shame if you thought it was a bodge as it appears he built it in your back garden.
     
  14. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Or got banned.
     
  15. longboat

    longboat Screwfix Select

    Yeh, he probably did for a week or so, just like most who don't comply.
    I can't imagine someone like, Dr b receiving a lifetime ban, though.
    The members of thinkpol on here had most likely misconstrued whatever he had said - and the shame of it all - prevented him from returning.
     
  16. snappyfish

    snappyfish Active Member

    What he get banned for?
     
  17. Not-a-doctor

    Not-a-doctor New Member

    I found this thread whilst finding info on how to build a home office in the garden & have found it extremely useful. Got totally sucked into the story and am now reeling that on the last page the OP has been killed off! My thanks to him & all the help from the contributors, I’ve learnt a lot.
    Have gone for 6 foundation posts (starting from clay layering MOT, flag, MOT, cement, flag, bricks, flag) with a timber sub frame (attached pic of that - in progress). Over the ground I put some weed membrane then covered in leftover MOT (not quite finished in pic).
    5x4m cabin turning up Monday!
    Electrics is my next challenge...
     

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  18. snappyfish

    snappyfish Active Member

    @Dr Bodgit was extremely helpful in my cabin disaster. :)

    My cabin has been up a while now, cost me a fortune. I will never ever call in a "pro trade" to do such a job ever again after my experience.
     
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  19. Not-a-doctor

    Not-a-doctor New Member

    yes I read a little about that. Feel for you! With COVID I have limited options. Out of interest did you go with guttering? I’m tempted to add some mini-guttering. I have to replace some 112mm on my house that has been damaged & it only just occurred to me that the cabin would benefit. 5x4 with a ~70cm apex means mini should be grand I think.
     
  20. Rudge

    Rudge New Member

    Hello Snappy fish, can I ask how many sheets of Celotex you used in the end on your log cabin?. I ask as I’m building a 5.5x 4m log cabin like yours possibly? Clockhouse by Tuin.
    Floor you said was 7 sheets 50mm problem is working out the apex roof area, no beams as I’m putting outside with shingle on top. Is this what you did? Also Did you leave a gap between slab and insulation, my supplier says put it on the slab but put down a DPM under the slab so no moisture rising.

    Any help with your quantities would be appreciated as it’s not cheap and difficult to dispose of.
     

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