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sooty1957
sooty1957

Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:27pm

Post Subject: bulkhead construction

Hello, Are there any regulations regarding the construction of bulkheads that form the bathroom area ? Or can you use just a boarded frame or even a piece of blockboard. What is 'standard' practice? Thankyou Steve

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:17am

Post Subject: bulkhead construction

Assuming this is an inland boat that does not have to comply with any regs apart from the Boat Safety Scheme there are no standards I know of. If the boat is to be CE marked please consult a surveyor experienced in the CE regulations. Typically blockboard, plywood and increasingly today veneered MDF is used. I fear a frame covered in sheet materials will tend to drum and transmit noise unless the covering is made inordinately thick. This is not what you really want space wise on a narrowboat.

sooty1957
sooty1957

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 7:48pm

Post Subject: bulkhead construction

Thankyou Tony for your quick reply. I will use blockboard removed elsewhere from the narrowboat.

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