Outbuilding into habitable room

Discussion in 'Building' started by captainb, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. captainb


    Apr 4, 2018
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    I want to convert an outbuilding I have into a habitbable room
    Its a single skin building with concreete floor DPM on bricks only.
    It currently has battons on breeze blocks and uses polystyreen insulation and some clear plastic. acting as a membrane then coverd by thin MDF pannelling. sort of like a scout hut type affair.

    I wanted to ask whether I should
    a) Rip it all out and start again
    b) Keep what I have build a stud wall over the top with sound proofing and insulation etc I dont think I would need a membrane in this instance.
    C) remove the mdf panels and do the studwork fixing into the exisitng battons (not sure whether to put a membrae in on this option

    The floor will have to put a membrane down and build a suspended floor above the dpm layer on the brick walls.

    Maybe this is all wrong if so could someone put me onto the right track.

    captainb, Apr 4, 2018
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  2. captainb


    Apr 27, 2018
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    Will offer that if not properly insulated it will be extremely costly to keep comfortable. So keep that in mind and no shortcuts.
    Have seen endless grages made into living spaces and they drain and unbalance the coolong and heating and very costly-- because openended.
    Just saying.
    People do not think of this until too late.
    Selfdoz, Apr 27, 2018
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