Monthly Archives: March 2017

Day 187 – Thursday 30th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 187 – Thursday 30th March 2017 – phase 2

No work on Wednesday

Today is the last day of the build.  Lots of finishing off tasks and installing new doors downstairs.  Plumber still to do radiators, and bathroom suite upstairs, but all the external build is now complete.  Here are a few pictures, more to come after the scaffolding is removed.

The outside of the house is all ready for unveiling. The scaffolding should come down next week.

The outside of the house is all ready for unveiling. The scaffolding should come down next week.

guttering finished on the right side of house

guttering finished on the right side of house

guttering all finished

guttering all finished

Bat box on the right side of house by bedroom

Bat box on the right side of house by bedroom

bat box at the top of the house under the gable

bat box at the top of the house under the gable

Bat box on the left side of the house

Bat box on the left side of the house

The curtain is down! We now have the archway back and can see our new sun lounge! Superb!

The curtain is down! We now have the archway back and can see our new sun lounge! Superb!

Another view through the archway

Another view through the archway

New door into downstairs bedroom

New door into downstairs bedroom

New glass panelled door into the hall - this will allow some light through

New glass panelled door into the hall – this will allow some light through

Magnolia tree just ready to flower

Magnolia tree just ready to flower

Day 186 – Tuesday 28th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 186 – Tuesday 28th March 2017 – phase 2

New guttering

Guttering is all being replaced around the house

new guttering and downpipes

new guttering and downpipes

new guttering all along sides of Springdale

new guttering all along sides of Springdale

guttering on the right hand side

guttering on the right hand side

guttering all replaced

guttering all replaced

skirting board all made and fixed into place in new sun room

skirting board all made and fixed into place in new sun room

Day 185 – Monday 27th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 185 – Monday 27th March 2017 – phase 2

Springdale nearly finished still with scaffolding

Springdale nearly finished still with scaffolding. View from the back of the house.

Bedroom door now with architrave

Bedroom door now with architrave, also bathroom door both side complete

Cupboard handles on cupboard in study now finished

Cupboard handles on cupboard in study now finished

 

Looking down the new staircase - new handrail up and fitted on the right pic 2

Looking down the new staircase – new handrail up and fitted on the right – pic 2

Looking down the new staircase - new handrail up and fitted on the right

Looking down the new staircase – new handrail up and fitted on the right

Stair rail now with spindles all stained and treated, the rest to complete after work is complete upstairs

Stair rail now with spindles all stained and treated, the rest to complete after work is complete upstairs

New staircase with the stained and treated spindles now fitted

New staircase with the stained and treated spindles now fitted

left gable and new gutterings and downpipes

left gable and new gutterings and downpipes

Old guttering now removed as an extra to the original work - old guttering was full of holes and broken in places

Old guttering now removed as an extra to the original work – old guttering was full of holes and broken in places

Old guttering removed

Old guttering removed

Vents complete under dormer roof

Vents complete under dormer roof

Dormer with vents below guttering just visible

Dormer with vents below guttering just visible

Fuse boxes now all labelled up by Joe, Ballan Electrical

Fuse boxes now all labelled up by Joe, Ballan Electrical

Old alarm wires removed, fuse switch removed and general tidy up of all wiring in utility room

Old alarm wires removed, fuse switch removed and general tidy up of all wiring in utility room

Sockets relocated in the utility room, fuse switch removed from above by Joe, Ballan Electrical

Sockets relocated in the utility room, fuse switch removed from above by Joe, Ballan Electrical

Smoke alarm changed so will not be set off by cooking, just smoke

Smoke alarm changed so will not be set off by cooking, just smoke

Old light which had been removed on a previous occasion by Joe now replaced with smaller light to match the rest of the sun room, also on the same circuit

Old light which had been removed on a previous occasion by Joe now replaced with smaller light to match the rest of the sun room, also on the same circuit

new smaller light in archway connected to the lights in the sunroom

new smaller light in archway connected to the lights in the sunroom

Skirting boards around bedroom now complete

Skirting boards around bedroom now complete

Skirting boards around bedroom now complete pic 2

Skirting boards around bedroom now complete pic 2

Weekend – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017

Weekend – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017

Product used to treat spindles for staircase. This will eventually be used twice for entire staircase

Product used to treat spindles for staircase. This will eventually be used twice for entire staircase

Used this product as recommended by Joe, our electrician.

Spindles for staircase treated for the first time with a tinted oil called

Spindles for staircase treated for the first time with a tinted oil – Honey

Spacers for inbetween spindles also treated for the first time with the honey tinted Osmo

Spacers for in between spindles also treated for the first time with the honey tinted Osmo

Top of staircase - some hard to reach places treated with Osmo before the spindles make these places inaccessible for painting

Top of staircase – some hard to reach places treated with Osmo before the spindles make these places inaccessible for painting

This product will be the third coat that we apply to the staircase

This product will be the third coat that we apply to the staircase

Venturing upstairs for the first time pic 2

Venturing upstairs for the first time pic 2

Day 184 – Friday 24th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 184 – Friday 24th March 2017 – phase 2

Into the final stages now as the outside is nearly finished with just vents and guttering to be completed.  Inside the staircase will be finished next week and some new doors, which are extras to the build, will be fitted.  Today 3 bat boxes were fixed into position as required by our bat licence.

Bat box 2

Bat box 2, a small slit at the bottom allows a bat to enter

Bat box 1 - shadowed by scaffolding

Bat box 1 – shadowed by scaffolding

Bat box 3 painted white to blend in with the house

Bat box 3 painted white to blend in with the house

Looking down into sun room from scaffolding

Looking down into sun room from scaffolding

New guttering and down pipes from flat roof

New guttering and down pipes from flat roof

New guttering and down pipes pic 2

New guttering and down pipes pic 2

New guttering up around the dormer window

New guttering up around the dormer window

Bathroom door now with handles fitted

Bathroom door now with handles fitted

Inside the new wardrobes - hanging rails and small shelf - perfect, thanks Steve and Luke

Inside the new wardrobes – hanging rails and small shelf – perfect! thanks Steve and Luke

Wardrobe under the sloping roof adapted to fit

Wardrobe under the sloping roof adapted to fit

Wardrobe with longer hanging space for longer clothes

Wardrobe with longer hanging space for longer clothes

Wardrobe with panelling showing on sides and fronts - looks so smart

Wardrobe with panelling showing on sides and front – looks so smart

Wardrobe, one door open

Wardrobe, one door open

 

Cupboard in the study over the stairs - now with fitted doors

Cupboard in the study over the stairs – now with fitted doors

Day 183 – Thursday 23rd March 2017 – phase 2

Day 183 – Thursday 23rd March 2017 – phase 2

New outside sensor lights for Springdale, wired and installed by Joe - Ballan Electrical

New outside sensor lights for Springdale, wired and installed by Joe – Ballan Electrical

Outside Light at Springdale

Outside Light at Springdale

Second front outside light at Springdale

Second front outside light at Springdale

New sun lounge - we now have light, thanks to Joe, Ballan Electrical

New sun lounge – we now have light, thanks to Joe, Ballan Electrical

Staircase out of bounds tonight whilst extra supports are setting

Staircase out of bounds tonight whilst extra supports are setting

Staircase - looking down, treads all covered with card to protect them till work is finished pic 2

Staircase – looking down, treads all covered with card to protect them till work is finished pic 2 Supports have now set

Cupboards built into sloping roof

Cupboards built into sloping roof, now with handles

Handles for newly built fitted wardrobes and cupboards

Handles for newly built fitted wardrobes and cupboards Close up picture

View of new wardrobes from dormer side of bedroom, corner not yet complete

View of new wardrobes from dormer side of bedroom, corner not yet complete

Door to new bedroom with handles

Door to new bedroom with handles

Door to new ensuite bathroom, no handles yet

Door to new ensuite bathroom, no handles yet

Door to study with corner piece cut out - this has been from a safety point of view.

Door to study with corner piece cut out – this has been from a safety point of view. The door is safest opening into the room. Opening onto a small landing means stepping backwards which could result in a fall down the stairs

Door to study, corner cut off to fit inside sloping roof

Door to study, corner cut off to fit inside sloping roof

Day 182 – Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – phase 2

Day 182 – Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – phase 2

New staircase has arrived

New staircase has arrived!

Parts of the staircase

Parts of the staircase – spindles, rail, step

New staircase now fixed in place in our new sun lounge, looks so smart and takes up little room

First view of the new staircase to the upstairs bedroom – New staircase now fixed in place in our new sun lounge, looks so smart and takes up little room! So happy with it! Thanks to our builders Steve and Luke.

Side of staircase - no spindles yet

Side of staircase – no spindles yet

Looking up staircase

Looking up staircase

Front of the house at present, soon to be unwrapped

Front of the house at present, soon to be unwrapped

Roof now finished by Royston, all ridge tiles now on

Roof now finished by Royston, all ridge tiles now on

Ridge tiles

Ridge tiles

Ridge tiles all with clips to hold in place

Ridge tiles all with clips to hold in place

Ridge tile clips

Ridge tile clips

Tiling below dormer now also completed

Tiling below dormer now also completed

View looking down over the sloping roof of the dormer side of the house

View looking down over the sloping roof of the dormer side of the house

View over the back of the house and the new ride tiles that have replaced the old crumbling ones

View over the back of the house and the new ridge tiles that have replaced the old crumbling ones

Fixed ridge tiles

Fixed ridge tiles

Corner joint where 2 ridges join

Corner joint where 2 ridges join

View over the top flat roof with ridge tiles now back on, and new ones over the gables

View over the top flat roof with ridge tiles now back on, and new ones over the gables