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Old 01-19-2012, 04:17 AM   #1
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I have a lean-to conservatory on the back of my house that has 2 outside walls that are 1 brick thick. My plans are to make it into a nice room to sit in. I have painted those walls with Black Jack to keep out the moisture as one wall in particular has plants growing on the outside so used to get quite wet when it rained. I want to put up wood batons all the way around put in electric sockets etc, insulate then plasterboard & plaster.
My questions are as follows:
Would you advise this? Do i need to black jack the wood batons as well once screwed to wall? because surely once drilled the holes will let in moisture?
Should i use mould resistant paint once plastered?
What kind of Insalltion should i use? im thinking of using baton 45mm square.
Any help would be very much appreicated.

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Old 01-19-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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I guess batons are fir strips?
I wouldn't think you'de have to weatherproof them if the brick is sealed good.
Is this open on the third side?
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Black Jack would not be needed if it had of been flashed correctly.
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Thanks guys.
I needed to Black Jack it as the flashing was put on poorly by someone!! (not me i might add) There were still pionts on the wall where it was damp as we had the Tumbledryer in the conservatory as well so was advised to use BJ on all outside walls.
As you look at it from the outside, the right hand side is an outside wall with plants growing on the bricks the left hand side is partionally joined to next doors conservatory so that should be ok, then the wall facing out is half up then windows. so not sure if to BJ that as well?. I'm just worried that once i have battened then insuallated then plastered that the walls will become damp again. Basically the room will be half a utillity room & half an area to sit in & for the kids to play in. SO im guessing if its kept well ventalated when the dryer is on the walls & paint should be ok?
Any tips what insualtaion to use? i really need some ideas as i dont want to cock it all up...but everything is on a budget so cheap ideas please.
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Thanks guys.
I needed to Black Jack it as the flashing was put on poorly by someone!! (not me i might add) There were still pionts on the wall where it was damp as we had the Tumbledryer in the conservatory as well so was advised to use BJ on all outside walls.
As you look at it from the outside, the right hand side is an outside wall with plants growing on the bricks the left hand side is partionally joined to next doors conservatory so that should be ok, then the wall facing out is half up then windows. so not sure if to BJ that as well?. I'm just worried that once i have battened then insuallated then plastered that the walls will become damp again. Basically the room will be half a utillity room & half an area to sit in & for the kids to play in. SO im guessing if its kept well ventalated when the dryer is on the walls & paint should be ok?
Any tips what insualtaion to use? i really need some ideas as i dont want to cock it all up...but everything is on a budget so cheap ideas please.
You don't want to cock it all up because you're on a budget?
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I'm not a rich man so i want to be able to do the best job possible with the best resonably priced insuallation. So any ideas please?
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You don't want to cock it all up because you're on a budget?
I think he means he does'nt want to mess it up because of budget, and not caulk it up.
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Caulking will fail everytime, Flashing should last a life time or more.

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