Monthly Archives: January 2017

Day 144 – Monday 30th January 2017 – phase 2

Day 144 – Monday 30th January 2017 – phase 2

opening-up-the-roof

Opening up the roof

left-side-of-roof-opened-up

left-side-of-roof-opened-up

left-side-of-roof-new-beams-seen-just-inside

left-side-of-roof-new-beams-seen-just-inside

steel-beams-now-with-wood-inserts

steel-beams-now-with-wood-inserts

steel-beams-now-with-wood-inserts-right-side-of-house

steel-beams-now-with-wood-inserts-right-side-of-house

steel-beams-now-with-wood-inserts-right-side-of-house-pic-2

steel-beams-now-with-wood-inserts-right-side-of-house-pic-2

old-balcony-window-new-flooring-for-bedroom-on-the-other-side-of-the-window-can-be-seen

old-balcony-window-new-flooring-for-bedroom-on-the-other-side-of-the-window-can-be-seen

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Day 143 – Saturday 28th January 2017 – phase 2

Day 143 – Saturday 28th January 2017 – phase 2

Split levels – ground floor and new upstairs visible together

picure-showing-opening-for-the-staircase-the-floor-below-and-the-upstairs-area-expanding

picure-showing-opening-for-the-staircase-the-floor-below-and-the-upstairs-area-expanding

new-upstairs-area-around-where-the-top-of-the-staircase-will-be

new-upstairs-area-around-where-the-top-of-the-staircase-will-be

this-is-the-old-balcony-window-still-intact-at-present-with-gap-to-hall-below-just-in-front-through-the-window-the-small-steel-can-be-seen-staddling-the-porch-to-form-the-new-front-of-the-house

this-is-the-old-balcony-window-still-intact-at-present-with-gap-to-hall-below-just-in-front-through-the-window-the-small-steel-can-be-seen-straddling-the-porch-to-form-the-new-front-of-the-house

photo-through-gap-in-the-new-flooring-showing-the-inner-porch-door-below

photo-through-gap-in-the-new-flooring-showing-the-inner-porch-door-below

steel-beam-number-1-showing-it-on-the-inside-of-house-from-upstairs-area

steel-beam-number-1-showing-it-on-the-inside-of-house-from-upstairs-area

view-from-the-orchard-field-down-over-the-the-house-where-the-canopy-can-be-seen-over-the-top

view-from-the-orchard-field-down-over-the-the-house-where-the-canopy-can-be-seen-over-the-top

view-of-back-of-house-new-kitchen-and-canopy-visible-over-the-top-of-main-house-pic-2

view-of-back-of-house-new-kitchen-and-canopy-visible-over-the-top-of-main-house-pic-2

view-of-back-of-house-new-kitchen-and-canopy-visible-over-the-top-of-main-house

view-of-back-of-house-new-kitchen-and-canopy-visible-over-the-top-of-main-house

view-of-back-of-house-and-new-kitchen

view-of-back-of-house-and-new-kitchen

Day 142 – Friday 27th January 2017 – phase 2

Day 142 – Friday 27th January 2017 – phase 2

A full day of completing the scaffolding and canopy over the house

canopy-beginning-to-go-over-house

canopy-beginning-to-go-over-house

canopy-from-the-right

canopy-from-the-right

canopy-from-the-front

canopy-from-the-front

canopy-completed-showing-left-side-of-house-and-the-water-containers-which-hold-scaffolding-in-place

canopy-completed-showing-left-side-of-house-and-the-water-containers-which-hold-scaffolding-in-place

beams-and-new-window-gaps-under-the-canopy-window-fitter-came-out-and-measured-these-gaps-for-windows-today

beams-and-new-window-gaps-under-the-canopy-window-fitter-came-out-and-measured-these-gaps-for-windows-today

beams-under-canopy-and-another-pic

beams-under-canopy-and-another-pic

beams-under-canopy-another-pic

beams-under-canopy-another-pic

inside-canopy-on-scaffolding-left-side-of-house

inside-canopy-on-scaffolding-left-side-of-house

two-beams-now-under-canopy

two-beams-now-under-canopy

view-down-to-garages-below-and-skip

view-down-to-garages-below-and-skip

Day 141 – Thursday 26th January 2017 – phase 2

Day 141 – Thursday 26th January 2017 – phase 2

A very important day for the build – the huge new steel beams lifted into the correct position, more scaffolding going up, a 2 day job with 4 men to create a canopy right over the house, which will mean that work is not so weather dependent and the house will be more protected when the roof comes off.  Also from phase 1, air vents over flat utility room roof going in, to try and allow air to flow and to stop build up of condensation.

ab-crane-for-lifting-steel-beams

High Ab Crane for lifting the Steel Beams

crane-house-beams-and-men-preparing-for-lift

Pre-preparation of crane, house and roof, and the beams

steel-beams-on-grass-ready-for-lift-into-position

Steels on the grass ready for lift onto roof and final position

steel-beams-with-slings

Steel beams with slings

supporting-stand-for-crane

Supporting stand for crane

steel-beams-showing-the-size-and-length

Steel beams showing their full size and length

beams-propped-up-ready-for-pick-up-by-crane

Beams propped up ready for lift by crane

builder-cutting-away-roof-ready-for-beam-to-go-into-house

Builder now cutting into roof, where tiles have been removed previously, for beam to inserted onto a prepared strengthened area on an existing original wall of the house

control-of-direction-of-beam-using-rope

Crane begins lift via radio control, operator in high viz jacket whilst the other builder controls the direction of the beam using an attached guide rope

control-of-direction-of-beam-using-rope-pic-2

Beam is lifted

control-of-direction-of-beam-using-rope-pic-3

direction still controlled by rope

control-of-direction-of-beam-using-rope-pic-4

beam rising

beam-going-up

First beam going up

beam-going-up-2

Beam going up pic 2

beam-going-up-3

beam-going-up-3

beam-going-up-4

Beam going up pic 4

beam-going-up-5

Beam going up pic 5

beam-going-up-10

Beam going up pic 6

beam-going-up-11

Beam going up pic 7

beam-going-up-8

Beam going up pic 8

beam-being-maneouvred-10

manoeuvring beam

beam-being-maneouvred-9

beam going into position

beam-being-maneouvred-6

view of crane

beam-going-up-9

Beam going up pic 9 – wrong angle – beam has to be readjusted

beam-being-maneouvred-to-get-a-better-angle-to-put-into-place

Steel beam has to be repositioned as scaffolding is preventing the beam from locating in its correct position in the roof

beam-being-manoeuvred-11

Beam being manoeuvred over scaffolding

beam-being-maneouvred-12

Beam being manoeuvred

beam-being-maneouvred-13

beam now at correct angle to be manoeuvred into position

beam-being-maneouvred-7

close up

beam-being-maneouvred-4

manoeuvring beam

maneouvred-into-position-1

manoeuvred-into-position-1

maneouvred-into-position-2

manoeuvred-into-position-2

maneouvred-into-position-3

manoeuvred-into-position-3

first-beam-in-place

First beam in place

first-beam-in-place-pic-2

Pictures from scaffolding of the first beam in place – pic 2

first-beam-in-place-pic-3

first-beam-in-place-pic-3

first-beam-in-place-pic-4

first-beam-in-place-pic-4

position-for-second-beam

beam 2 to go here

preparing-roof-for-beam-2

preparing-roof-for-beam-2

second-beam-being-craned-in-pic-2

Second beam being craned in

second-beam-being-craned-in-pic-3

second-beam-being-craned-in-pic-3

second-beam-being-craned-in-pic-4

second-beam-being-craned-in-pic-4

second-beam-being-craned-in

second-beam-being-craned-in

second-beam-being-craned-in-pic-5

second-beam-being-craned-in-pic-5

second-beam-going-into-position-pic-2

second-beam-going-into-position

second beam in position

second beam in position

second-beam-going-into-position-pic-3

different view of beam 2

two-new-steel-beams-in-place

Two new steel beams in place under new scaffolding

two-new-steel-beams-in-place-pic-3

two-new-steel-beams-in-place-pic-3

two-new-steel-beams-in-place-pic-2

two-new-steel-beams-in-place-pic-2

steel-beam-number-2-in-position

steel-beam-number-2-in-position

steel-beam-number-2-in-position-pic-2

steel-beam-number-2-in-position-pic-2

More scaffolding going up to create a canopy over house

scaffolders

scaffolding  arrives

scaffolders-move-truck-to-drive-2-days-construction-ahead

scaffolders-move-truck-to-driveway -2-days-construction-ahead

scaffold

scaffold unloading

scaffolders-pic-2

unloading scaffolding

scaffolders-and-one-ton-water-containers-to-hold-scaffolding-and-canopy-securely

scaffolders-and-one-ton-water-containers-to-hold-scaffolding-and-canopy-securely

next-phase-of-scaffolding-with-water-container-1-ton-weights

next-phase-of-scaffolding-with-water-container-1-ton-weights

new-scaffolding-going-up-to-cover-house

new-scaffolding-going-up-to-cover-house

new-scaffolding-going-up-to-cover-house-pic-3

new-scaffolding-going-up-to-cover-house-pic-3

new-scaffolding-going-up-to-cover-house-pic-2

new-scaffolding-going-up-to-cover-house-pic-2

water-containers-to-act-as-weights-to-keep-canopy-and-scaffolding-secure

water-containers-to-act-as-weights-to-keep-canopy-and-scaffolding-secure

fibre-glass-roof-and-new-condensation-vents-pic-2

Phase 1 the fibre-glass-roof-and-new-condensation-vents-to try to eliminate damp patches on utility ceiling

fibre-glass-roof-and-new-condensation-vents

fibre-glass-roof-and-new-condensation-vents

pointing-on-roof-tiles-over-new-kitchen

Phase 1 pointing-on-roof-tiles-over-new-kitchen

view-of-new-kitchen-roof-in-red-beyond-scaffolding

view-of-new-kitchen-roof-in-red-beyond-scaffolding

steel-beam-number-1-from-inside-house-pic-2

steel-beam-number-1-from-inside-house-pic-2

steel-beam-number-1-from-inside-house

steel-beam-number-1-from-inside-house

 

 

Day 140 – Wednesday 25th January 2017 – phase 2

Day 140 – Wednesday 25th January 2017 – phase 2

Two large steel beams arrived today for craning into place tomorrow to support new roof for house and upstairs

truck-maneouvering-up-drive-with-2-large-half-a-ton-steel-beams

truck-maneouvering-up-drive-with-2-large-half-a-ton-steel-beams

swinging-first-large-new-steel-beam-onto-grass

swinging-first-large-new-steel-beam-onto-grass

swinging-first-large-new-steel-beam-off-truck-onto-the-lawn

swinging-first-large-new-steel-beam-off-truck-onto-the-lawn

first-beam

first-beam

first-large-new-roof-beam

first-large-new-roof-beam

first-beam-another-pic

first-beam-another-pic

beam-swinging-onto-lawn

beam-swinging-onto-lawn

beam-2

beam-2

second-beam

second-beam

second-steel-beam

second-steel-beam

two-beams-on-grass

two-beams-on-grass

herring-bone-supports

In ceiling above the hall herring-bone-supports

herring-bone-supports-above-new-hall

herring-bone-supports-above-new-hall

flooring-stacked-up-and-gap-where-bedroom-wall-will-go

flooring-stacked-up-and-gap-where-bedroom-wall-will-go

flooring-starting-to-go-down

flooring-starting-to-go-down

flooring-to-edge-of-what-will-be-the-new-ensuite

flooring-to-edge-of-what-will-be-the-new-ensuite

edge-of-what-is-to-be-ensuite-bathroom

edge-of-what-is-to-be-ensuite-bathroom

Day 139 – Tuesday 24th January 2017 – phase 2

Day 139 – Tuesday 24th January 2017 – phase 2

Electrician today alongside the builders preparing wiring that will be under the flooring.

upstairs-area-being-prepared-by-electrician-for-new-wiring-for-the-downstairs-hall-area-also-old-chimney-area-clearly-visible-in-the-sloping-roof-this-will-become-a-dormer-window

upstairs-area-being-prepared-by-electrician-for-new-wiring-for-the-downstairs-hall-area-also-old-chimney-area-clearly-visible-in-the-sloping-roof-this-will-become-a-dormer-window

closer-view-of-holes-in-beams-drilled-for-wiring-also-closer-view-of-the-thick-beams

closer-view-of-holes-in-beams-drilled-for-wiring-also-closer-view-of-the-thick-beams

noggins-of-wood-screwed-in-between-beams-to-strengthen-the-floor-structure

noggins-of-wood-screwed-in-between-beams-to-strengthen-the-floor-structure

view-of-the-opening-for-the-staircase-and-the-other-side-of-the-house-which-will-have-a-small-study

view-of-the-opening-for-the-staircase-and-the-other-side-of-the-house-which-will-have-a-small-study

view-of-the-old-balcony-window-and-new-beams

view-of-the-old-balcony-window-and-new-beams

thick-beams-in-place-over-new-downstairs-hall

thick-beams-in-place-over-new-downstairs-hall

flooring-delivered-and-ready-for-installation-in-the-new-upstairs

flooring-delivered-and-ready-for-installation-in-the-new-upstairs

celotex-insulation-delivered-and-ready-to-install-in-new-upstairs

celotex-insulation-delivered-and-ready-to-install-in-new-upstairs

Day 138 – Monday 23rd January 2017 phase 2

Day 138 – Monday 23rd January 2017 – phase 2

Chimney removal

underside-of-chimney-supported-to-stop-debris-entering-the-old-kitchen

To Begin the underside of the chimney Is supported to stop debris entering the old kitchen

beginning-of-chimney-removal

Chimney

chimney-removed

No Chimney

chimney-removed-from-scaffolding

chimney-removed-view from-scaffolding

chimney-removed-from-scaffolding-pic-2

chimney-removed-view from-scaffolding-pic-2

chimney-removed-from-scaffolding-pic-3

chimney-removed-view from top of scaffolding-pic-3

daylight-from-the-hall-where-the-chimney-was

daylight-from-the-hall-where-the-chimney-was

from-inside-where-the-chimney-was-creating-an-even-larger-area

Area where chimney was, creating more space for upstairs bedroom and a dormer window

old-position-of-chimney

old-position-of-chimney

view-to-front-beams-to-come-out

This area to be removed after big steels go in later in the week

into-the-new-bedroom

into-the-new-bedroom. Staircase will be fitted here