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Flooring for the meeting room #709

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johnmckerrell opened this Issue Mar 24, 2018 · 25 comments

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johnmckerrell commented Mar 24, 2018

We need to review the current state of the flooring in the meeting room and make a plan for what we need to do with it and when. There will be small fixes needed but we need to decide if a bigger change is needed and when?

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ajlennon commented Mar 25, 2018

This is very high priority as ideally needs to be ready for Wednesday (28th March) evening as there are meetings planned.

@jackie1050 and I have reviewed and have the following suggestions:

  • there are three areas with problems with floorboards. One floorboard and other little bits by the door are missing and need replacing

  • there's a hole in the wood in the centre of the room which needs filling in or the floorboard replacing

  • there's a hole in the woof by the far wall that which needs filling in or the floorboard replacing

  • there are knots which possibly need to be sanded down (which know we can do with @magman2112 's sander). Should we? Yes/No?

  • we want a quote for carpet and underlay but we probably don't want to do this in the immediate future as if the room is rented out the renter may have their own plans

"Bogan's Carpets" are due to arrange a meeting with us Monday - initially for the Vinyl in the kitchen but we can ask them to quote on this too and advise on the above.

We think an expert - such as Bogans' -should also do the fitting. We would do the knot removal if required.

Question: Do we also need to do caulking (we will ask carpet people) ? NB. Probably do esp. if we don't intend to carpet immediately

@zarino recommends mid-grey for carpet where used

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ajlennon commented Mar 25, 2018

We've looked at what we can realistically achieve for Wednesday and

  • I will try to source some floorboards tomorrow (Monday) to fill the big floorboard sized hole
  • We'll try to clean up some tables and chairs to put in the space
  • We'll try to clear up the main area so people visiting can get into the meeting room without having to navigate the room
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ajlennon commented Mar 25, 2018

I guess so. It's a mess in there at the minute isn't it? I think the plan is to empty it during the long weekend?

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jackie1050 commented Mar 26, 2018

Spoken to timber merchant "Boydells" in Leigh. They can do floorboards up to 145mm width for £2.20 inc. VAT per metre (std 21mm thickness - would need 4mm hardboard or ply as packing on joists) or £4.14 inc. VAT per metre (machined specifically to 25mm thickness or whatever we need). First available while you wait, 2nd needs more time to make, so order first.

They don't really like caulk as it tends to fall through over time. They suggested nailing down exterior ply over surface instead - doesn't need any further finishing.

If nothing similar in Liverpool I could get a few planks tomorrow lunchtime (probably in exact lengths too) and we could fit them tomorrow evening.

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ajlennon commented Mar 26, 2018

That all sounds great Jackie. I doubt I'm going to have time to lay down floorboards so if you think that's the way to go please do.

Speaking with @johnmckerrell today we were thinking the best way forward would be to concentrate on emptying the events space, tidying that up, and making that available to Martin and co.

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johnmckerrell commented Mar 26, 2018

Martin is happy using either, there was some discussion just now over which would be the least effort so we'll assess tonight, obviously the floorboard needs fixing either way.

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johnmckerrell commented Mar 27, 2018

Sections of missing floor are 145mm wide, 21mm thick and 2670mm and 300mm length.

@johnmckerrell johnmckerrell moved this from To do to In progress in Fit out The Tapestry Mar 27, 2018

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amcewen commented Mar 27, 2018

We did some cleaning out of the events room this evening and got it set up for Martin.

I did a quick test of cleaning a bit of the floor in the corner of this room, just with some warm water with standard floor cleaner in it, a sponge and a scrubbing brush...

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With just the sponge and soapy water, you get through to what looks like light grey paint. With a bit of scrubbing, really not much, the paint lifts and you're left with the wood of the floorboards.

There are some areas where we'd need to be careful about how much water we put down on the floor as it could drip through to downstairs, but I think we could get a decent way just giving them a wash.

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ajlennon commented Mar 28, 2018

Wow! Sounds a great plan!

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johnmckerrell commented Mar 28, 2018

Good enough for the events room? ;)

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ajlennon commented Mar 28, 2018

Hey whatever works :)

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johnmckerrell commented Mar 28, 2018

I imagine the thought is to clean and then seal? Jason understands that they were already sealed with PVA but I don't know what will happen if we scrub the dust off, possibly that will take the PVA off and we'll need to reseal anyway. I wouldn't mind confirming with them that this really happened as I did see someone brushing the floor but he was just squirting small amounts of liquid on which seemed more like just a way to stop the dust come up rather than a sealing step. Possibly the sealing followed but I'm not 100% convinced.

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amcewen commented Mar 28, 2018

Ah, maybe it's not grey paint then, maybe it's dust mixed with PVA. That'd explain why it comes off so easily with a bit of scrubbing.

If we do clean them up like this they I think we would want to seal them with something afterwards

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jackie1050 commented Mar 28, 2018

I've bought the wood - will bring it in tonight

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jackie1050 commented Mar 29, 2018

The pieces of wood are in the room - need some fine tuning and screwing down.

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magman2112 commented Mar 29, 2018

I will be in this afternoon Jackie, so I should be able to sort this out, it was taken up for the networking after all. There is also a bit of flooring between the meeting room and quiet room that needs replacing if I recall correctly, which I can fix at the same time.

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magman2112 commented Mar 29, 2018

New floorboard fitted and fixed down. It needed a bit of fettling, but it fits very well now.

I also fixed down most of the loose floorboards in this room but found another small piece of floorboard that will need replacing (not done by us this time). Luckily, I may have found a spare piece of floorboard that should allow us to fix this and one other hole in the main room. I. Will confirm this tomorrow.

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ajlennon commented Mar 30, 2018

Where would we be without you @magman2112 !!!

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amcewen commented Apr 2, 2018

Given that this room is currently a store-room (temporarily, while we're getting everything moved in), it feels like we'll get to this last. So I'm punting it to the Settling In phase so we can more easily see what still needs doing for the Move task

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johnmckerrell commented Nov 1, 2018

A new hole has opened as one of the floorboards has flaked apart, that may or may not need fixing before getting some carpet in.

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johnmckerrell commented Nov 5, 2018

I've requested an updated quote from Bogans.

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johnmckerrell commented Jan 18, 2019

Carpet fitting should be happening on Tuesday (22nd January).

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amcewen commented Jan 23, 2019

Carpet fitting happened. Woohoo!

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