In this way you upgrade your old house without tampering too much.
The article is based on a guide prepared by the Resource Center for Older Agricultural Buildings, written by Tove Elise Ihler. The project has received funding from the Value Added Program at the Riksantikvaren, Agricultural Departments of the County Governors of Hedmark, Østfold and Akershus, as well as the Cultural Ministries of the county councils Hedmark, Østfold and Akershus..
The magazine Lev Landlig has collected ten good tips for you who want to remedy an old house without losing the soul of the house on the road.
For example, it is often advisable to use the same techniques used when it was first built. Mose can still function well as isolation.
You can also achieve a good indoor climate regardless of the age of your home.
See all tips at the bottom of the case.
Building Attorneys Fredrik Jensen guides homeowners who face such challenges. He is originally carpenter and specializes in older houses.
He compares the renovation of old houses with makeup:
– This highlights your appearance and your personality. Imagine that there are others who add this makeup and that you will not be satisfied. You feel stranger. The makeup gives you a look that is not “you”.
– Imagine getting rid of the makeup that you have to go out with people while you are recording how others get a different impression of you than you are and will appear as. This is how many houses are, “he explains.
Renovation of old houses
Jensen believes you should keep these three points in mind before you start your refurbishment:
1. “Stay in”. To meet your needs and the qualities of the house. Good materials are beautifully burned. Bad due.
2. Character. Quality. The “soul” is the house that appeals to you. Old houses have good genes. That is why they have survived.
3. Advice from professionals is often the recommendation of own products. Much is good, but not necessarily correct for your house.
Read more advice on his website Building Needs. no.
You’ll also find more information about financial support schemes at the bottom of this case.
Repair rather than throw!
Here you will find inspiration.
Many believe that everything that is worn out must be replaced. This often throws original pieces that could be preserved using simple restoration, which serves both the house and wallet.
An old house with soul and patina is a non-renewable resource.
In addition to the aesthetic and antiquarian value, an old house is often set up in a way and of materials intended to last.
Take the time to help and seek knowledge before getting started. Repairs with similar quality and technology are more likely to be a replacement for something that is less durable and less environmentally friendly.
Additionally, you avoid adding anything that could harm your house. There is also a possibility that you can apply for support for work done in this way.
Find specific information and inspiration online: Oppistua, Build and Preserve, Old Wooden Houses and Resource Center.
Are you cold?
Find out where drafts and heat leaks originate.
Find out where drafts and heat leaks originate. It is less expensive to repair heating leaks in order to renovate the entire house, so take a round and locate the heating leaks.
Older houses are made up of diffusion-open natural materials. Mixed this with diffusion-tight in the wrong place, problems may arise.
In old houses, natural ventilation ensures through external walls / ceilings, pipes and windows for reduced risk of moisture damage. Relatively simple insulation measures can significantly reduce the heating requirement.
Sawdust, chips and cutters are often used as insulation in old houses. There are modern insulation materials that are diffusion open, thus breathing.
At the Riksantikvaren you can read about energy saving and download a supervisor called Energy Saving Advice in Old Houses.
Think of the roof
If possible, try to maintain the roof’s original shape and style.
The roof is very important for the overall impression of an old house. If possible, try to maintain the roof’s original shape and style.
If the new ceiling becomes oversized or too little, it affects the expression. Black, white ceilings are an effective thief that steals the soul of old houses.
Often the old drawing is much better than expected, so it may be worthwhile to examine the quality thoroughly.
Original brick can be as good as new plates or cement stone. Can not afford a new brick on the outhouse, pay attention to simple wavy plates until now.
Wondering how old your brick is and whether it can be reused and washed? Read and learn from the Norwegian Association for Conservation of Bricks.
Let the windows reflect the soul of the house
Therefore, please consider carefully before switching to new windows.
Keep in mind that if old windows are restored properly, you will benefit from both economic and energy, and not least aesthetically.
It is said that the windows are the eyes of the house. In other words, they are extremely important to a house. Old glass and frames of handicraft quality are like an antique to rain.
Replacing them means changing the totality. Therefore, think carefully before choosing to switch to new windows. Unfortunately, there are some horror examples where newer wine types reduce the aesthetics of the facade of older houses.
It may be worth upgrading the old windows. In many cases it keeps scratches away loose paint and dirt, re-paint and paint with linseed oil paint. The insulation value can be increased by mounting the window windows on the inside.
Read about old windows on Old wooden houses or in the book “Old Windows” by Håkon Gøthesen. For courses see Bygg og bevar og Ressurssenteret.
Try traditional painting
Linse oil paint and composition paint are good alternatives.
Traditional paint types like linseed paint and composition paint are very good alternatives to modern paint.
Linen oil paint can be applied to outside oil paint. A good solution can be to scrape loose old paint and paint again with several thin coats of good quality linseed paint.
Over time, linseed paint gives a characteristic surface fatigue and has a long shelf life. The Riksantikvaren often demands that linseed paint be used on veritable houses.
Composition paint you can make yourself, it’s cheap, environmentally friendly and beautiful. Composition paint can also be purchased.
Until about 1950, the painters even mixed most paint in Norway, and painting paintings were often used on barns in inland areas. In Sweden, tradition continues to flourish best through the use of falurød.
Learn more about painting old houses at Old Wooden Houses. Join classes in traditional paint, for example, check the Røros Building Protection Center.
Protect from beautiful walls
A lot of charm is sitting here.
Do you need to change the cladding, use materials that are similar to the original in quality and dimension of your house.
Should you restore exterior walls to an old house, replace only the broken or rotten tables and replace the replaced part with the same material, preferably reuse from the same time period as the existing outer wall.
Many people think that a little shaky and uneven clothing on the house must be replaced, but that’s how much of the charm is sitting, and not least, quality can still be good, even though time has set its mark. Material knowledge was great in ancient times! With some care, old materials will last for decades.
With standard materials from building materials, you risk erasing your life in the original garment and depriving your house the soul before you know it.
Clothes cut in a way that does not meet the standard goals, but the original in your house, you can get on the bygdesaga.
Keep original wall and plaster
Have ordering skills.
When restoring wall and plaster, use craftsmen with expertise in older brick and mortar techniques.
A tradition craftsman can also make sure you come out cheaper.
Follow up the choice of original material and technique in repair. Repairs can otherwise create tensions that cause cracks or other damage because the materials do not have the same ability to move when changing temperature and humidity.
Most people must use craftsmen for this, but it may be okay to have knowledge of any rules of thumb and have ordering skills.
“Good advice wall and plaster” is a easy-to-understand and concrete booklet that can be ordered from the Fortidsminneforening.
See the doors and details as valuable jewelry
Think about before replacing them.
Repair old doors, molds, stoves and iron ovens instead of throwing. Must be replaced, replaced with original quality and technique.
Take the time to help and seek knowledge before getting started. Many throw out tired wooden doors and replace them with laminate doors.
Imagine first, old doors and details are craft products that are time-consuming to replicate, but often easy to repair.
Old doors can often be a bit shabby. But a door should be quite confined to its inability, which can be a simple job to be addressed by a skilled craftsman.
Les Else Sprossa Rønnevig’s book “Old house”.
Take care of the old garden
Old perennials may require less care than new ones.
The chances are that there is a lot of thought, love and many hours of work in a generous old garden for several generations. This is worth looking out, nurturing and taking care of. Take your time.
It may be useful to note that old perennials and crops may require less care than new, as well as maintaining older genetic resources.
If you need to replenish the old garden, you can go to the neighborhood at Staudefriing to find plants that work in your area.
Good sites are Forest and Landscape and Plant Heritage.
In the autumn, the garden history market is arranged on Ringsaker.
Search knowledge and community
The interest is alpha and omega.
Take the time to get to know your house, and seek knowledge about crafts and building protection before contacting a craftsman or going to the construction stores for advice.
The safest thing is to give that job you’re not able to do to a craftsman who can and is interested in old houses!
Restoring old houses is about balancing aesthetics and function, and interest in the old is alpha and omega.
And when you first raise this interest, there is a great chance that you will also get a social gain; there are many others in the same boat! Seek others as you know enables old houses, sign up for courses, and open the house to others who will come and see.
On Build and Preserve and on Crafts List at the Fort Memorial Association you will find those who can old houses.
Here you can apply for support
Did you know that you can get financial help?
If you have an old house, it is important to do thorough preparation before any refurbishment.
Here are answers to some of the questions that are promptly reported.
– Can I apply for financial support for refurbishment?
Take a good look at what building protection implies and you may have the chance to get funds from cultural heritage teams.
Apply knowledge before action, and do not always consult the craftsman who works with modern buildings!
The main rule is to repair rather than throw as far as possible, using original technology and materials. Keep in mind that restarting is not supported afterwards.
– Where can you find support?
● Municipal funds – Check with your municipality
● County Offices
● Take a Thanks – Norwegian Cultural Heritage
● Cultural Heritage Fund
● The UNI Foundation supports actions that protect past memories.
● Private Legacy and Fund
● The Riksantikvaren
– How to write application?
Investigate with the source of funding what is emphasized. The Resource Center for Older Agricultural Buildings accepts application assignments as a payment service.
In addition, the courses and application workshops for the refurbishment of older houses at Agricultural Hall in Hurdal each year. On the course you will bring pictures and info about the object to seek funding and start writing under the guidance of the Resource Center.
Follow on agro development. no or resource center Facebook page.
The Resource Center for Older Agricultural Buildings offers free exploration with tips and advice on grants, refurbishment and sparring of ideas for new use m. m. to owners in Hedmark, Akershus and Østfold.
– Where can I learn more?
Good online sources are Bygg og bevar, Maihaugen and the Memorial Association.
● “Old house” Else Sprossa Rønnevig
● «Old Wooden House» Tore Drange, Hans Olaf Aanesen, Jon Brænne.
● “Taking and dressing with subject matter from forests and fields; from the older material understanding »Jon Godal
● «Bearing system in older Norwegian houses» Jon Godal
● “Good advice on …” A series of easy-to-read booklets from the Fortidsminneforeningen.