Episode 130, brut renovation part deux


Episode 130? Wow!

Who knows where the time goes?

Trev’s just said that this saga will run as long as Doctor Who. I do hope not.

I love the new floor. Who would have  thought that  l would ever say that??


The wood is French wood. Lovingly grown in a carefully managed forest in Gascony. These little things are important to me.
At 12 euros a square metre the quality is truly amazing.

The sound insulation/underlay is recycled waste wood fibre. Very eco friendly. The coconut fibre stuff I saw on our last trip has not been restocked, so maybe that’s a telling indictment on it’s performance.
The German stuff we are using was flying out of M. Bricolage so we are confident.

Trev has laid floor tiles before, but he has NEVER laid a wooden floor. I am very proud of him. Look at the way he has lined up the joins


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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14 Responses to Episode 130, brut renovation part deux

  1. bizzyella says:

    Good choices. The wood will look like it was original to the house and the underlay looks very effective. One question: if it is German and being sold in France, why is the label in English? Whatever the answer, this is a good time of year to be working indoors. Go Trev!

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    • No idea re label..bizarre, but it’s fit for purpose and floor will still breathe. V important not to seal up a house like this completely. It warms up quickly and stays warm in winter, but manages to be reasonably cool when it’s blazing hot outside. So we have to be careful not to xxxk up these fine and rare qualities
      I am looking at micro porous finishes for the wood right now.


      • bizzyella says:

        Tell us what you find. In fact, if you were to do a separate page of “way cool materials that can be found in France,” that would be most welcome.

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      • I am trying to do the odd post on “how to” and “what with”. Without sounding preachy; but honestly, there is a whole bunch of stuff that we wish someone had told US.


      • bizzyella says:

        Posts get lost in the mists of time. A page or two would be better. I would do it, but I’d spend too much time grousing about the stuff made in England or the States that you just can’t find over here. When it really has to be right, way too often we import it.


      • Noted-I think I’ll set up a new category and put all my “try this ; forget that , it doesn’t work” stuff in it. I could have really used this sort of advice. It’s so easy to waste time, effort and money on things that don’t work.
        I do find the choice of stuff available in France now has improved since we started. But I still end up sourcing things in UK.

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      • I have put a materials/supplies/tools/stuff category in my list on right of blog.
        Thanks BZ (sorry Your Majesty, is that still ongoing?) for a Good Idea


      • bizzyella says:

        Sweet, thank you!


  2. Osyth says:

    Headline ‘injured man lays perfect floor’ … that is fantastic work and I’m sure he can carve out a new career if he feels the need. And I love the wood. And of course it’s French – that’s not a little thing, actually … its a really important thing. On planet us at least 🙂

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  3. Looking good for sure so well done Trev!


  4. poshbirdy says:

    What a lovely job he’s doing. It’s going to look amazing. And the underlay stuff sounds brilliant too

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