Friday, October 24, 2008

Oxford Installation Part 3

Most of our clients are looking for a log cabin they can use year round. Which means electrical connection and in this case a telephone and network cable also. Here we see the trench being back filled. The trench is dug to a depth of at least 450mm and the network and telephone cables are placed in conduit at least 100mm away from the amoured power cable to avoid interference with network signals. Typically 10mm armoured cable is used for power and Cat5e cable for both the telephone and network connection.

The floor and roof account for 70% of heat loss in your cabin so here we see the first stages of insulating the roof. Battens are fixed approximately 65mm away from the ceiling, plasterboard is then fixed to the battens and 50mm high density rockwool slabs are fitted in the gap.

The result is an insulated roof which looks good when painted and makes the most of exposed wood.

Last but not least it is agood idea to insulate the floor. If you are having laminate or real wood floors the best solution is to lay 50mm Celotex which offer superior insulation qualities compared to standard laminate floor underlay. Often used to line attic rooms it is foil backed both sides and is so good it feels warm to the touch.

All that remains is to make your choice of laminate or real wood flooring to go on top!

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