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SYR Show # 01
Cathedral ceiling vapour barrier<br />Framing walls with steel studs<br />Landscaping, digging and pouring foundations<br />Rafter vents, and attic insulation<br /><br />Interview : Marie Claude Vallée Designer
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Welcome to SoYou’re Renovating Cottage edition. The best way to learn home-improvement skills is to completely renovate a house from top to bottom. This is exactly what we will do in this Television Series. We will start from nothing at all and install all the material and appliances needed to finish this country house in a superb manner. We will also go back in time to show you what the house looked before and all the extreme steps that we took to realize this fantastic transformation. Following our series will help you to start and complete your own renovation project with confidence and enthusiasm and to obtain professional results. Also, every week, we will have guess on the show that have been specially selected with very little or no renovation experience at all to show you that anybody can do it. Today, our Handy-hosts are: a/b/c/ 30 sec. A/ What do yo do in your life. What do you think of renovation works. Where do you live, alone with your folks, dog, cat, kids, girlfriend, boyfriend… What type of home of flat you live in. What do you like the best about it, what do you hate. You like the city, the country 30 sec. B/ What do yo do in your life, What are your hobbies. Have you ever done any renovation at all. Do you know plumbing… 30 sec. C/ Last week retrospective 30 sec. Because today is the first show of this new 13 episodes series of So You’re Renovating Country edition, we will as a retrospective show you where this cottage comes from and what we have done to it so far. This shack was in a bad shape! We had to lift it up to redo the foundations that were completely gone. Since we wanted to add an extra floor, we decided to go with a 40 ton crane and move it temporarily on the side to give us room to play with the excavator. We poured in new foundations and added an extra floor using insulating concrete forms. Every floor of this cottage is made in reinforced concrete. And now here we are, ready to finish this superb country house without having to worry about tornadoes, earthquakes, terrorists attacks etc… Assignments of the handy-hosts: O.K today, you are going to:……………….. You have ….hours to complete your assignment. A/ Install the vapour barrier for the cathedral ceiling: 3 hours B/ Built interior walls using steel studs. That is all day long buddy. C/ And you will dig and pour foundations for our recyclable plastic balcony. Alternative: D/ flower box 45 sec. X 3 Formation for each of the handy-host. 30 sec. X 3 Execution of the different assignments, Voice-over comments by the host. 3,15 minutes Spécialists Interview. So You’re Renovating ad 15 sec. 45 sec. X 3 Visit of the handy-hosts and trick of the trade from the host. 30 sec. X 3 More of the handy-host material 3,15 minutes Info segment 45 sec. X 3 2nd visit of the handy-hosts and more trick of the trade. 30 sec. X 3 More of the handy-host material 45 Sec. X 3 Final visit form the host with on cam comments 30 sec. X 3 Retrospective ( from the handy-hosts about their day on the site) So You’re Renovating ad15 sec. Conclusion and presentation of next week assignments and topics. 30 sec. Sponsors 15 sec. Closing 30 sec. Cathedral ceiling vapour barrier To put the vapour barrier up, you need : acoustic scellant. This stuff never gets hard. Always stays flexible and sticky no matter what. You just draw lines of acoustic scellant on the ceiling every two to three feet . Then you can stick the vapor barrier on top of it. Use pieces of vapor barrier as large as possible to eliminate the joints. staples If it doesn’t stick, use driven directly into the scellant so you will not make any unobstructed holes in the plastic. Make sure you got proper scafolding installed, do not take any chances. Ok. Go you have half three hours do do the job. To finish a beautiful cathedral ceilling, first of all, we need to install a vapor barrier. It will be especially important on a cathedral ceilling because all the heat from the house is going up and stays there. Humid and hot staled air will try to escape into the roof and the insulation every way it can. Then if it happens, you are in trouble. The hot air will get stuck in the insulation and freeze during the winter. In the spring, when the temperature gets warmer, it will unfreeze and leak back into the house. Steel Stud interior walls. Locate wall partition on the plan. Use a chalk line to draw the wall onto the floor. Check alignment with a plum bob. Install track at ceilling by measuring and cutting to length then screwing to ceilling with 1 ¼ drywall screws. Before you install the track on the floor, put down some Owens Corning foamSealR sill gasket. This way the interior wall will be disconected for the floor reducing the transmition of sound. using a billy bob you need to install the tracks on the floor using concrete srews and making sure everything is straight. Install track on the floor by measuring and cutting to length and secure to floor every 24 inches and 2 inches cut ends. Once the tracks are installed, you just need to cut and install the studs. You need to wear gloves and safety glasses when cutting the studs. Building interior walls is one of the more common renovation project. You want to expand the dinning room or take down a few walls to open up the space or add a water closet on the main floor. Once you have taken down the walls you wanted, now you need to rebuilt the ones you want. Building interior wall structure is very easy. Ceilling framing In a normal house, you would simply attach the top channel to the joists. Since we have a very special composite steel and concrete floor structure, we build section of ceilling between the joist for a achetectural ceilling look. We will preserve the height of 9 feet and later, we will be able to cap the stell jooist with gypse or wood. It will be much easier to assemble the steel studs on the floor and then attach the whole section onto the ceilling. The fact we are using steel studs makes it (lifthing the whole section) easier since they are considerably lighter. Because we want to obtain the best sound reduction results, we will attach the steel structure to the joist using steel strings and foam tubing. This way, the structure will be completely disconnected form the above floor reducing the transmission of sound. Install the studs by trimming the studs ½ shorter than the distance between the top and bottom tracks to allow for movement of the structure above. Space studs 16 inches centre to centre ensuring all flanges face the same directions. Twist studs unto tracks for friction and using a level make sure they are straight. Connect studs into tracks using screws. Door framing, linteaux + double on each side For doors, double the studs on each side on the opening, face to face. Billboard : Logo Bailey -Install in ½ the time, pre-punched for wiring -Lightweight studs snap and lock into place quickly with easy clean up. No saw dust, Easy to transport and handle. -Quality : consistent manufactured quality in every piece. -Walls stay straight, no warping, shrinking, twisting or nail pops -Safety: 100% non-combustible -Economical -Sound: better room-to-room sound control -Environmentally friendly : 100% recyclable Patio foundations 2/14 11-01003626 or 03-10041715 One of the most popular renovation projects is adding a patio or a terrace to your home. This type of subsidiary construction extends the living space of the house. With a patio, you can enjoy beautiful spring days when the ground is still humid. 03 10053419 10054000 0:09 03 10061820 10080201 1:42 Once you have decided upon the location, size and shape of your patio, use stakes and strings to mark out the location of the future foundation posts. Use your house as a reference point; pull strings on each side of the house. Then, pull a third string that is perpendicular to the two first ones. This string corresponds to the front of the patio. Check for square using the « 3-4-5 » method: pound a stake into the ground, exactly 3 feet from the intersection of the two strings. Then, on the opposite side, pound another stake 4 feet from the intersection. If the distance between those two stakes is 5 feet, then you have a square corner and your patio will be level with the house. If your soil is soft, you may use a clamshell-style manual digger. Dig out the holes, all the while making sure their sides stay vertical. You can also use a hand-operated power auger such as this one. You can remove the stones with a posthole shovel. 2:00 The hand-operated power auger works fast but can be quite tough to handle when the grounds are rocky. In which case, Using light machinery such as a small tractor or excavator will make excavation work much quicker and easier. 03 10081202 10085600 0:44 03 10092325 10101700 1:04 The holes should be deeper than the frost level to prevent the posts from lifting. In most cases, this equals to approximately 135 cm. Position the fcarboard tube form in each hole. Using the strings as a guide, make sure the forms are both level and centered. Use concrete mix. Normally, a 20 cm tube will require approximately 3 bags of concrete mix. Pour the mixture into a wheelbarrow, form a crater and add approximately 3 liters of water per bag. Mix in the concrete. If the mixture is too thick, add more water, one cup at a time. Pour in the concrete in the tube in layers of 30 to 40 cm. After the second layer, gently lift the tube to create a base on the course of the foundation. Continue to fill the tube by adding successive layers. Pack down the mixture between each layer. Make sure the form is still vertical with a level. Saw the tube at the required height and finish off with a trowel. Flower box For the construction of our flower box, we will use a self-adhesive waterproof membrane to provide a effective drainage. At the bottom, we will put rocks to create a drainage layer. A geotextile should be laid down to prevent the earth form getting into the rocks. Finally, we put the earth and the flowers…. Interview, Marie Claude Vallée designer -Interior deisgn, partitions -Why should we do business with a interior designer -Talk to us about a minimalist design. Rafter vents for the cathedral roof: One of the critical place to insulate in your home is the attic. The heat in your home goes up and escapes through the attic. This is where heat losses are most important. On the other hand, your roof has to stay cold all the time, especially during winter to prevent ice dam formation. In order to prevent heat losses through the attic and keep your roof free of ice, the attic has to be properly insulated. The most popular choice for insulating in new construction continues to be fibreglass insulation. More than 35 million homes that have been insulated with fibreglass insulation offer proof of the product’s long-lasting, high-quality performance. Before you insulate, you absolutely need to maintain proper ventilation of the attic by preventing the insulation from blocking the soffits. This is crucial because it is ventilation that allows warm and humid air to escape. That warm and humid air if trapped in the attic can turn into condensation in winter and create severe damage to the roof structure. In the summer it will affect the air conditioning system efficiency. Ventilation of your attic is so important that it is often a condition of the asphalt shingle manufacturers warranty. This is why you need to install attic rafter vents. For a cathedral ceiling, you have to install the rafter vents end to end from the soffit to the ventilated peak area. This type of installation is also required for a finished attic. Note that the peak of the attic must be properly ventilated to let the stale and humid air out. When all vents are in place from the soffit peak, the appropriate thickness of batt insulation may be placed in the space remaining between the rafters. To insulate the cathedral ceiling properly, you should look up your local building codes to achieve the necessary R-values. Note that the Building codes require a 2-1/2" vented air space above the batt insulation and below the roof sheathing on cathedral ceilings. In recent years, installing fiberglass-blanket insulation between the wall studs has probably become the most common and generally the most practical way of getting the job done. However, a typical stud-framed wall built with lumber will let heat out. This is what we call a cold bridge. Indeed, wood offers very weak thermal resistance, approximately R1 for a one-inch-thick layer, a number 3 to 5 times lower than most insulation materials. Heat goes through the wood and escapes outside creating a cold bridge. To avoid cold bridges, which happens when studs in contact with both exterior and interior walls conduct cold, you should ideally add rigid insulation boards inside or outside your home. Finally, a vapor barrier must be installed. A vapor barrier is usually a 6 millimeter-thick polyethylene sheet. The vapor barrier blocks off all air drafts. It prevents moisture-laden air from passing through and lodging itself in the cold side of the wall frame. In time, this could result in decreased value of the insulation and may promote condensation problems and a serious outbreak of dry rot in the house framing. Tips billboard: Logo Owens Corning Before you insulate, you absolutely need to maintain proper ventilation of the attic by preventing the insulation from blocking the soffits. To insulate properly, you should look up your local building codes to achieve the necessary R-values. Finally, a vapor barrier must be installed to blocks off all air drafts and prevents condensation. General pro-Environment segment We wanted to renovate a country house to put the highlight on the environment. Our homes play a very important part in the way we live and consume. Homes affect our energy consumption, waste production, and pretty much everything else. Your home, the way it is built, the material that were used, its design and its style all play a decisive role on your behavior. Make sure that when you renovate, you take these transformations as an opportunity to improve your energy efficiency, reduce your waste and recycle. When you think renovations, think environmentally friendly