Old 04-04-02, 06:58 AM
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i have just bought a new house, the basement is empty and requires work, the walls are bare, height is about 8 feet, dry to the best of my knowledge, no proper doorways only arches of missing bricks, plumbing is none exciting, but electrical wire is available in all four rooms, floor is uneven but solid. the question is where do i start? What do I need, I don?t have much experience in the diy, so as much help the better, also if there?s book or website which will be helpful don?t hastate to let me know.
the room are going to:-
room 1 - utility room
room 2 - gym
room 3 - shower/sauna room
room 4 - tv room
Old 04-04-02, 12:45 PM
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where to start...

Before you begin, measure where everything is and draw a very detailed floor plan - TO SCALE on graph paper. Then make several copies. include the support poles, stairways, rough-ins for plumbing and electrical, and the washer/dryer and furnace etc. GET IT ALL.

what you have now is a worksheet of where you're going to want to put your walls. The obvious first step is to draw in the utility room. then the laundry room. From there you can determine the importance in size and location of the others. Once you have that determined you can proceed with FRAMING.

there's a whole section on that in here.
but build the walls on the floor before you put them up. it's easier. use a nail gun called a HILTI to attach the base of the frame to the cement. You can rent them.

Once you've framed - go ahead with the rest, insulation, sheetrock, etc just like it's another floor. Carpeting will be hard, get a pro to do that.

Good luck.

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