Monthly Archives: March 2017

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017 – phase 2

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017 – phase 2

Busy weekend.  Scaffolding is due for removal shortly.  Therefore it was an opportunity that we couldn’t miss to give the new render 2 coats of paint.  We used Sandtex Masonry Paint.

Painting the new render, first coat

Painting the new render, first coat

First coat of masonery paint on new rendering

First coat of masonry paint on new rendering

All painted - will be able to paint from here downwards when the scaffolding is removed

All painted – will be able to paint from here downwards when the scaffolding is removed

Bathroom and bedroom windows

Bathroom and bedroom windows

Gable painted

Gable painted

two coats of paint

two coats of paint

View of painted newly rendered walls along the top of the scaffolding

View of painted newly rendered walls along the top of the scaffolding

Day 179 – Friday 17th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 179 – Friday 17th March 2017 – phase 2

Windows now with seals fitted

Windows now with trims fitted

Window seals all fitted to new French Doors

Window seals and trims all fitted to new French Doors

Trims fitted between beam and new doors

Trims fitted between beam and new doors

Steve and Luke, our builders, constructing our wardrobes - which they have made to fit the sloping roofs eactly

Steve and Luke, our builders, constructing our wardrobes – which they have made to fit the sloping roofs exactly

Double wardrobe under construction

Double wardrobe under construction

Inside double wardrobe - progress so far

Inside double wardrobe – progress so far

Cupboards under construction

Cupboards under construction

Day 178 – Thursday 16th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 178 – Thursday 16th March 2017 – phase 2

Windows and doors have arrived for the front

Windows and doors have arrived for the front

Chris and Clive our window fitters - CWH Windows and Doors, Cardiff - an excellent job done on all our windows and doors!

Chris and Clive our window fitters – CWH Windows and Doors, Cardiff – an excellent job done on all our windows and doors!

Clive - the window expert

Clive – the window expert

Clive Chris and Steve

Clive, Chris and Steve, our builder

Finally the new French Doors for the front of the house have arrived

Finally the new French Doors for the front of the house have arrived. This is a sideways view until the scaffolding is taken away

French door with letterbox to the bottom right

French door with letterbox to the bottom right

New French Window Front Doors

New French Window Front Doors

New front doors from outside

New front doors from outside

New front windows and doors - fabulous

New front windows and doors – fabulous

side view of new window pic 2

side view of new window pic 2

side view of new window

side view of new window

View from the ladder of the new window

View from the ladder of the new window

View of the front from the side

View of the front from the side

Windows and doors have arrived for the front pic 2

Windows and doors have arrived for the front pic 2

Window units put in place today in the dormer, where the boarding up was, supplier sent the wrong size

Window units put in place today in the dormer, where the boarding up was, supplier sent the wrong size

View of the house with new front doors and windows

View of the house with new front doors and windows

View of the house with new front doors and windows from a slightly different angle

View of the house with new front doors and windows from a slightly different angle

New fitted cupboards under construction in the sloping roof area

New fitted cupboards under construction in the sloping roof area. Taking shape!

New large fitted wardrobes also under construction

New large fitted wardrobes also under construction

New large fitted wardrobes under construction on both sides of the doorway

New large fitted wardrobes under construction on both sides of the doorway. Looking brilliant

Day 177 – Wednesday 15th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 177 – Wednesday 15th March 2017 – phase 2

Newly clad side of dormer

Newly clad side of dormer

Newly clad dormer and vent holes created in soffets

Newly clad dormer and vent holes created in soffits

Left side of the dormer also with new cladding

Left side of the dormer also with new cladding

retiling to be completed here on the corner and the ridge over the new bedroom

retiling to be completed here on the corner and the ridge over the new bedroom

new ridge tiles from new kitchen extension and back bedroom to the very original old part of the house

new ridge tiles stretching over the hall from new kitchen extension and back bedroom to the very original old part of the house

Newly tiled roof sloping down sharply to flat roof over utility, not quite completed

Newly tiled roof sloping down sharply to flat roof over utility, not quite completed

Ridge tiles to be completed here

Ridge tiles to be completed here

roof tiled over old kitchen

roof tiled over old kitchen

The three sloping roofs converging on the flat roof of the utility room

The three sloping roofs converging on the flat roof of the utility room

View of the three sloping roofs and view to garden beyond

View of the three sloping roofs and view to garden beyond

view round to flat roof over utility and newly tiled roof sloping down to utility room

view round to flat roof over utility and newly tiled roof sloping down to utility room

View through to field and the polytunnel from the flat roof over the new bedroom

View through to field and the polytunnel from the flat roof over the new bedroom

Wood for fitted wardrobes prepared

Wood for fitted wardrobes prepared

Day 176 – Tuesday 14th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 176 – Tuesday 14th March 2017 – phase 2

As an extra to the new upstairs build, and as recommended by our builder, we decided to have the rest of the roofing felt and battens renewed.  The felt on the old part of the house was in a bad state,  so tiles needed stripping off first.  In accordance with our bat licence we had two bat ecologists to supervise this part.

 

roofers at work

Roofers at work

 

The Bat Girls

The Bat Ecologists

felt and battening being replaced

felt and battening being replaced

New felt and battening for the rest of the roof that was not replaced during the new building of upstairs bedroom

New felt and battening for the rest of the roof that was not replaced during the new building of upstairs bedroom

New ridge tiles - ladder up from utility flat roof

New ridge tiles – ladder up from utility flat roof

roofers at work

roofers at work

small area of felt and battening being replaced on the right hand side of the house

small area of felt and battening being replaced on the right hand side of the house

Steve and Luke burning the old roof battens

Steve and Luke burning the old roof battens

view down to utility flat roof and skylight over new family bathroom

view down to utility flat roof and skylight over new family bathroom

View from flat roof over upstairs bedroom to right side of house, new ridge tiles and new felt and battening

View from flat roof over upstairs bedroom to right side of house, new ridge tiles and new felt and battening

View over from new flat roof over the new upstairs bedroom down to the back of the house where 3 steep rooves now converge onto utility roof

View over from new flat roof over the new upstairs bedroom down to the back of the house where 3 steep roofs now converge onto utility roof

View over roofs at back of house

View over roofs at back of house

view over flat roof of dormer, just visible

view over flat roof of dormer, just visible

view to front of house from flat roof

view to front of house from flat roof

VIew to front of house from new flar roof over the bedroom

View to front of house from new flat roof over the bedroom

View to velux side of house

View to velux side of house

window sill at dormer

window sill at dormer

New window sill in master bedroom

New window sill in master bedroom

New window sill at small window

New window sill at small window

sun lounge - scaffolding for painting and ladders still the only access to the upstairs

sun lounge – scaffolding for painting and ladders still the only access to the upstairs

New lights up and running in master bedroom by ballen Electrical

New lights up and running in master bedroom by Ballan Electrical, 9 lights in total, excellent lighting

Study lights and wood rof new cupboard over stairs

Study lights, 3, put in by Joe, and wood for new cupboard over stairs

lights over stairs

lights over stairs

No stairs yet, access by ladder

No stairs yet, access by ladder

Day 175 – Monday 13th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 175 – Monday 13th March 2017 – phase 2

New sun lounge which has been painted over the weekend and Monday, scaffolding was left to use for the very high parts

New sun lounge which has been painted over the weekend and Monday, scaffolding was left to use for the very high parts

New sun lounge boarded up at present - front windows awaiting delivery

New sun lounge boarded up at present – front windows awaiting delivery

new sun lounge - view to the back and archway to old kitchen, covered to keep dust out

new sun lounge – view to the back and archway to old kitchen, covered to keep dust out

sun lounge - scaffolding for painting and ladders still the only access to the upstairs

sun lounge – scaffolding for painting and ladders still the only access to the upstairs

levelled area of floor in sun room

levelled area of floor in sun room

dormer view from front scaffolding

dormer view from front scaffolding

Dormer window with soffets all painted black

Dormer window with soffits all painted black

Painted soffet boards

Painted soffit boards

Painted soffet boards 2

Painted soffit boards 2

Painted soffet boards 3

Painted soffit boards 3

Gable end boards painted black

Gable end boards painted black

cladding for side of dormer

cladding for side of dormer

Steve and Luke - the main men who have made our dream come true

Steve and Luke – the builders

11th and 12th March – Weekend Work

11th and 12th March – Weekend Work

Tiles above cooker before being grouted

Tiles above cooker before being grouted

Tiles after the grouting in kitchen

Tiles after the grouting in kitchen

Tiling and grouting all completed, thanks Tony!

Tiling and grouting all completed, thanks Tony!

Preparing to paint new sun lounge

Preparing to paint new sun lounge

Kitchen ready to use

Kitchen ready to use

Kitchen finished! Just need to fill cupboards now!

Kitchen finished! Just need to fill cupboards now!

Island unit for all our baking needs!

Island unit for all our baking needs!

Day 174 – Friday 10th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 174 – Friday 10th March 2017 – phase 2

Roughcasting coat from left side of scaffolding

Roughcasting coat or tyroleaning from left side of scaffolding

Roughcasting coat or tyrolleaning

Roughcasting coat or tyroleaning

Roughcasting coat on outside of new upstairs extension

Roughcasting or tyrolean coat on outside of new upstairs extension

View of roughcast around new bathroom window

View of roughcast around new bathroom window

Planks and scaffolding left inside for the weekend to enable us to apply 2 coats of paint

Planks and scaffolding left inside for the weekend to enable us to apply 2 coats of paint

Ceiling of stairwell, with plank across scaffolding for painting

Ceiling of stairwell, with plank across scaffolding for painting

Preparing to paint the ceiling of the stairwell

Preparing to paint the ceiling of the stairwell

Study with plaster all dried ready for painting

Study with plaster all dried ready for painting

Painting study pic

Painting study pic

Day 173 – Thursday 9th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 173 – Thursday 9th March 2017 – phase 2

Downstairs sun lounge back wall plastered

Downstairs sun lounge back wall plastered

New sun lounge another wall skimmed with plaster

New sun lounge another wall skimmed with plaster

More plastered wall in new sun lounge

More plastered walls in new sun lounge

Plastering around the top of the staircase position

Plastering around the top of the staircase position

Plastering now completed around the dormer window

Plastering now completed around the dormer window

Work on dormer felt and batten at sides

Work on dormer –  membrane and batten has been fixed on at the sides

painting of upstairs bedroom continuing

painting of upstairs bedroom continuing

View from back of bedroom to front, not all painted yet, some areas with only first coat

View from back of bedroom to front, not all painted yet, some areas with only first coat

Side of dormer window, felt and batten on sides

Side of dormer window, membrane and batten on sides

Day 172 – Wednesday 8th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 172 – Wednesday 8th March 2017 – phase 2

Ceiling of the new sun lounge, freshly plastered

Ceiling of the new sun lounge, freshly plastered

Freshly plastered wall of sun lounge, boarded area will have french doors

Freshly plastered wall of sun lounge, boarded area will have french doors

Opposite side of sun lounge, plasterboard in place

Opposite side of sun lounge, plasterboard in place

Wills!

Wills!

new dormer window from inside, unfortunately a mistake at the suppliers meant that the sealed units were incorrect size

new dormer window from inside, unfortunately a mistake at the suppliers meant that the sealed units were incorrect size

new dormer window from inside

new dormer window from inside

new dormer window

new dormer window

view form new dormer

view from new dormer

Paul on scaffolding

Paul on scaffolding