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Handyman Emeritus, Christophe Jarno overcame the difficulties and kept an enthusiasm foolproof to carry out the renovation of an abandoned Breton farmhouse. A success !

Restore a Breton longhouse

Passionate about DIY, Christophe Jarno, 27, has made habitable in one year and one day, a beautiful farmhouse located in Brittany on the side of the Côtes d'Armor. A project carried out drumming, with a spirit that surprised many. "I worked almost tirelessly. The neighbors could not believe it. " And it's not over: " Today I still have trouble getting up. I am finishing a garden shed, and I will soon attack the grouting of the last part of the facade. But speed does not mean sloppy work: " I inquired via internet about the techniques of implementation, and about the regulations in force according to the various bodies of state. "Thus the electrical installation was carried out in compliance with standards and passed the validation of the Consuel without difficulty.

A sanitation in the rules of the art

Another big piece of this renovation, the implementation of sanitation, which former owners had never been occupied. Our reader is confronted in this area with an extremely delicate regulation: "I did not want a sand filter because I do not think it's a reliable long-term solution. So I fought with the Administration to spread. In the end, this network is 120 m in total. To clean the walls of the house, Christophe Jarno performs a peripheral drainage: "Fortunately, the friends helped me to wheel the wheelbarrows."Handling always, with the establishment of the floor floor consists of beams and interjoists, which allow him to achieve a complete chaining of the house. She is now healthy and ready for development. Then begin the work of second work. Insulation, partitioning, electricity... our reader learns all trades. He even goes so far as to acquire a used aerothermal heat pump that he will dismantle and reassemble: "I bought this cap € 300, it was supposedly out of order. I have redid everything and in addition I improved its performance.»

A surface of 150m²

The renovation of the house began with major interior demolition work. The farmhouse, for which Christophe Jarno and his companion had a crush, was abandoned for forty years: "Only the room on the ground floor was inhabited. Next door there was a stable and soues (pig shelters). Upstairs were barns."A great potential provided you have imagination. But our reader prefers to engage in this type of project rather than buying a house already renovated: " The stone houses we visited were often poorly renovated, with materials that did not suit us. First step therefore, a great cleaning: "While waiting for the building permit, I started by cleaning the ground. I deposited all floor floors, disbursed the ground floor in clay and create a raft to sink a concrete slab." Nothing is left to chance. At the same time, Christophe Jarno realizes the plans of the house. Result: a large living room on the ground floor with open kitchen and laundry; three bedrooms upstairs with bathroom and open office. In total, 150 m2 of living space.

Opening

a large front opening

To bring more light to the ground floor, our reader undertakes the realization of a large opening in frontage. Not without some frights: " When we opened the wall for the bay window, we came across a sand pit that was embedded in the wall. This forced me to reduce the bay window. Fortunately, I was able to change the ratings of the carpentry ordered. »

Girders and floor

Girders and floor

The old joists are replaced by prestressed concrete joists. In addition to its function of space separator, the new floor will link the entire house and ensure the durability of construction.

Remediation work

sanitation and regulation

Sanitation works plow the garden! To meet the regulations, our reader is obliged to install 120 m of spreading tubes, a network consisting of six sheets of 20 m each. The whole will be drowned in a grave of 20 x 40, then backfilled.

Sceptic tank

pose of a skeptical pit

The setting up of the skeptical pit was entrusted to a digger. Transported by a backhoe loader over the excavation, it must not be laid empty to prevent any risk of deformation.

Sewage outlet and spreading network

Sewage outlet and spreading network

The pit is connected to the sewage outlet and the spreading network. During the whole installation, the DDE will control the progress of the works.

Drain and waterproofing membrane

laying a drain

To drain the humidity and avoid the capillary rise, Christophe Jarno completely disbursed, with the shovel, the perimeter of the house on 60 cm of depth. A drain is positioned 30 cm deep, on a bed of gravel, covered with a geotextile film. The wall is equipped with a waterproofing membrane.

Insulation of the roof

Insulation of the roof

Like the rest of the house, the insulation of the roof is ensured by the setting up of a mineral wool. After the passage of the networks, our reader opted for partitioning with plasterboard on rail. If he appreciates the setting up of the metal structure, he is less convinced by the realization of the bands.

Bathroom under crawling

bathroom under crawling

The bathroom of 9 m2 under crawling is optimized. The walls are covered with a rectangular tile of 15 x 20 cm. On the ground, a floating floor (marine plywood) is set up in glued laying.

Floor slab

Floor slab

The pouring of the floor slab on the girder-slab complex is an important step. Our reader does not take any risk, he uses the local concrete plant and friends to draw a homogeneous slab.

Heating floor

Heating floor

On the ground floor, the house has a heated floor supplied by a heat pump (PAC). After being informed, our reader assures a montage in the rules of the art. The network is placed on a polyurethane foam insulation, itself placed on the concrete slab.

Anhydrite screed

Anhydrite screed

Pouring the anhydrite screed onto the floor heating system is one of the few tasks entrusted to a professional. It is true that this step requires a good knowledge of materials.

Floor tile

Floor tile

The heat pump is connected to the nurses of the heated floor. On the ground, white tiles of 45 x 45 cm, are put in place by double gluing: laying straight in the laundry room and laying diagonally in the main room. The implementation requires good flatness of the support.

A comfortable living room

A comfortable living room

It took imagination and courage to turn this abandoned space into a living room that meets today's comfort criteria.

Well rehabilitation

Well rehabilitation

It would have been a shame not to restart the well in the garden. Our reader is harnessed and will go up more than 3 m3 of earth crammed inside.

Surrounding stones

Surrounding stones

A pump is then installed for watering, and the perimeter of the well reassembled with stones.


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