Ahead of the works to be carried out to grannies room I've started to knock the render off the other side of the wall (Our Kitchen and Bathroom to be) to reveal the brickwork and see exactly what we're dealing with. I've also removed the render from both sides between the kitchen and bathroom to be's wall, as that will be replaced anyhow.
There's a fair old heap of old render now, which will do nicely as a hardcore to throw below the new concrete slab.
I'm quite glad these walls are being replaced, they really are a pick'n'mix variety of wall.
I wouldn't feel safe sticking another 2 Ton of concrete up ontop for a plinth for the boiler and water tank etc, and another 300kg of blockwork to make a frost tight room for the boiler, and add to that the boiler itself and 200L water tank or whatever it will be.. soon adds up to 3000KG+
Funnily enough, the outside wall (North wall) is rubble/stone/mud too... supporting the roof beams, but the inside wall supporting the roof beams appears to be brickwork, quite nicely laid at that too!
Makes the job a bit easier I suppose.
Granny's freaking out due to the amount of dust generated.. sadly I can't do much about it now can I!
Anyhow, Pics time:
South facing inside supporting wall on right and internal wall that's too come down on left.. see the difference in workmanship (And materials!)
Another view of the half finished polystyrene insulation outside
Dektrade (www.dektrade.sk) is delivering materials tomorrow, 2 pallets of Ytong blocks, rebar mesh for concrete floors, 100mm underfloor insulation, cement etc etc. Should be ready to rock & roll after that and get grannies side finished and her isolated from the rest of the building works so she can stop complaining about dust.