BUILDING WORK

 

Monday 27th June 2016 – Sunday 12th March 2017

Our long awaited extension is starting today.

Beginning with a new kitchen!

Before work starts

Back of Springdale

Back of Springdale

The back of Springdale

The area in front of the fence will be dug

out until it is in line with the room with

the patio doors.

The small patio

The small patio and wall will be removed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kitchen will stretch from the

table and chairs as far as the end of the wall

that can be seen on the right.

Digger for ground works

Digger for ground works

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 27th June 2016

Machinery arrived. Weather lovely. Forecast is not for the rest of the week.

Photos showing the story of today

Digger Commencing Work

Digger Commencing Work

Dumper Truck to take soil to the field

Dumper Truck to take soil to the field

Excavation Begins

Excavation Begins

Digging up the Lawn

Digging up the Lawn

Extremely large dumper takes soil to the field

Extremely large dumper takes soil to the field

Huge Machinery

Huge Machinery

New Patio Area

New Patio Area

New trench dug

New trench dug

New Trench looking towards Original Patio

New Trench looking towards Original Patio

Demolition of Wall

Demolition of Wall

New Road! Tyre tracks

New Road! Tyre tracks

Tracks to field where sub soil will be buried

Tracks to field where sub soil will be recycled

View from trench

View from trench

View from trench, potential for steps here

View from trench, potential for steps here

View along back of garage

View along back of garage

Couldn't resist having a go!

Couldn’t resist having a go!

Excavation Continues -Day 2

Heavy rain forecast.

By 1pm rain stopped play.

The photos below show the work completed today.

Demolishing remains of wall

Digger in action

Wall removed around house

Dumper close to house

Rain stops play

Slippery slope

Muddy

Wet trench

Day 3 – Digging out resumes

Weather forecast was correct.  Lots of very heavy rain over the past 2 days.

State of play after today’s work is shown in the photos below.

Large pieces of concrete found in ground needed a jackhammer drill to break them up into moveable chunks

Ramp to garden and fields

View of trenches so far from patio

Monday July 4th

The forecast was dry.

Here are photos for Monday’s work:

Digger at work

Digger at work

Day 5 and 6 – Tuesday 5th July and Wednesday 6th July

Lots of changes to be seen now.

Foundations are really taking shape.

Photos below

Building Control Officer will come to inspect the foundations tomorrow

Thursday 7th July 2016

All areas are now prepared for concrete.

The Building Control Officer has been to inspect the excavation and everything is in order.

Photos below

ready for concrete

ready for concrete

ready for concrete 2

ready for concrete 2

ready for concrete 3

ready for concrete 3

Day 8 – Friday 8th July

Friday 8th July – Day 8

Concrete filling

‘Before’ pictures

‘During’ pictures

Gate had to be removed

Gate off

Pipes laid for pumping concrete

Concrete pump started up

Trenches being filled

More concrete arriving

Levelling concrete to peg height

More concrete filling

more concrete filling

Tapping out air bubbles and smoothing

Finishing off and creating a working area

‘After’ Pictures

Finished Foundations

A great morning’s work!

Day 9 – Tuesday 12th July

Delivery of building materials

Foundations are all hardened and ready for building

Blocks positioned for use

Building materials 2

Building materials

Day 10 – Wednesday 13th July

Craning in the building materials

Day 11 – Thursday 14th July

Brickwork is now in place as far as possible.

The next step is to order the block and beams for the flooring.

foundations behind new lounge

Foundations behind new lounge, currently a bedroom

Day 12 – Friday 22nd July

Block and Beams for the new flooring delivered today.

Day 17 – Monday 1st August 2016

Very wet day

Insulation beginning and more work on drains

August 1st - pic 1

More blocks being delivered Truck size is limited by width of drive Therefore that limits weight that can be delivered

August 1st - pic 2

Bricks stacked to hand for builder

August 1st - pic 3

Insulation – celotex repels water

August 1st - pic 4

Rain stops play again

August 1st - pic 5

A whole lot of rain

August 1st - pic 6

Insulation between double block work

Day 18 – Tuesday 2nd August 2016

Brick work is rapidly growing.

Back of house

Backdoor

Blocks stacked for building 2

Blocks stacked for building

New walkway between garage and new kitchen

Scaffolding in background 2

Scaffolding waiting

Scaffolding in background

Wall from backdoor

View from back door

Day 19 – Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Kitchen area is taking shape

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Brick work 5

Scaffolding ready

Brick work

Lintl to go into roof here

Area for Lintel

Outside back door 2

Day 20 – Thursday 4th August 2016

Between New Kitchen and Garage

Between New Kitchen and Garage

New entrance to kitchen from utility room

New entrance to kitchen from utility room

corner of new kitchen

Corner of New Kitchen

Day 20 - Progress so far

Day 20 – Progress so far

Scaffolding around back

Scaffolding around back

View along back of house day 20

View along back of house day 20

Day 21 – Friday 5th August 2016

Checking new lintel

Checking new lintel

Concrete slab for utility

Concrete slab for utility

View of garage through new kitchen

View of garage through new kitchen

Looking through new window position

Looking through new window position

Over the top

Top of new kitchen

View from kitchen through patio door to steps

View from kitchen through patio door to steps eventually

View of back garden

View of back garden

View of patio through scaffolding

View of patio through scaffolding

View of polytunnel from top of scaffolding

View of polytunnel from top of scaffolding

View over garden to field 2

View over garden to field 2

View to new kitchen window position

View to new kitchen window position

Day 22 – Saturday 6th August 2016

Roof Construction begins

Beginning of new kitchen roof

Beginning of new kitchen roof

Beginning of new kitchen roof picture 2

Beginning of new kitchen roof picture 2

Beginning of new kitchen roof picture 3

Beginning of new kitchen roof picture 3

Day 23 – Sunday 7th August 2016

Kitchen Roof Construction

Kitchen roof so far

Kitchen roof so far

Kitchen roof so far picture 2

Kitchen roof so far picture 2

Kitchen roof so far picture 3

Kitchen roof so far picture 3

Progress day 23

Progress day 23

Progress day 23 picture 2

Progress day 23 picture 2

Day 24 – Monday 8th August 2016 – BATS

Our property is in an area that has potential for bats, therefore it was deemed necessary that we should have a bat survey carried out before any work could go ahead on the roof of the property.
We had dawn and dusk observations completed last year. During the first bat activity survey, Springdale was identified as a transitional/ day roost for a low number of common bats.
Therefore a Method Statement was drawn up which instructed us on how we must go about our new extension.
In hindsight we now understand what we did wrong.
This is what happened.
Some work to the roof has already been carried out without supervision of a bat licensed ecologist contrary to the licence conditions.
Everything is on hold.  No further work can be carried out to the existing roof without supervision.
We have breached planning conditions and have been reported to Natural Resources Wales.
We must await their decision.Roof top ridge

Back corner joint

If anyone out there is in the same position, a word of warning – do not go ahead and touch the roof without a bat licensed ecologist being employed on site prior to works commencing and during any removal of roof tiles.
Read the Method Statement carefully. Our report was 29 pages long. The Method Statement was on page 17. So it is advisable to read it all.
The local authority have now also been informed of our breach of planning conditions.
We now also have a Shwegler 1 FE Bat Box on the garage as recommended and we will need to install another three on the front of the house on completion of the building.

Day 25 – Monday 15th August 2016

Work continues on the permitted part of the new roof.  No parts of the old roof may be touched without supervision from a bat licenced ecologist.

Roof work 3Roof work 2

Work on retaining wall begins

New retaining wall

Retaining Wall

New retaining wall 2

New retaining wall

New retaining wall 3

Day 26 – Tuesday 16th August 2016

Progress on New Kitchen Roof

Progress of roof

Progress of roof

Progress of roof 2

Progress of roof 2

Progress of roof 3

Progress of roof 3

Retaining Wall and drainage

Retaining Wall and drainage

Day 27 – Wednesday 17th August 2016

Breach of Bat Licence

This is an extract of the email we were sent: I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that any breach of licence is considered to be a breach of the legislation, and we have a duty to act upon such cases, as this was reported timely and works have now halted to allow for the ecologist to be present, in this case please consider this a warning.
Should any further breaches occur we will have no option but to refer this matter to the police for investigation.

Therefore no work has been carried out, but can now continue once we have been supervised during tile removal.

Work today on the retaining wallretaining wall

Day 28 – Thursday 18th August 2016

Removal of roof tiles with bat ecologist on site

Ecologist on site

Ecologist on site

Tile Removal with supervision 2

Tile Removal with supervision 2

Tile Removal with supervision

Tile Removal with supervision

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Progress of retaining wall

Progress of retaining wall

Ground drains

Ground drains

Inside Kitchen Area

Inside Kitchen Area

Top of patio doors

Top of patio doors

Top of patio doors 2

Top of patio doors 2

Day 29 – Friday 19th August 2016

Rain! Heavy! No proper rain for a few weeks, till last night and this morning, just as all roof tiles have been removed – typical!

By lunch time rain was so heavy, the builder and his mate went home. Rain stops play again.

Filling back of retaining wall

Filling back of retaining wall

Retaining wall

Retaining wall

Days 30 and 31 – Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Work concentrated on the retaining wall behind the new kitchen and the new step area that will give us quick access to the garden.  The soil is clay and heavy, and although it has been well compacted over the years before its disturbance for this build, it needs to be held back with a strong wall.

Digger to remove remaining soil for steps 2

Digger to remove remaining soil for steps

As the height of the garden from the new patio is well above the ground level, about six steps will be required. This means more digging out to create space for the steps, also taking into consideration the width of each step and the drop of each step.

Digger to remove remaining soil for steps

Digger removing remaining soil

View from bedroom 2

View from bedroom

View from bedroom

2nd View from bedroom

Day 32 – Wednesday 24th August 2016

Roofer and builder here today.  Photos below of progress

Roof progress

Roof progress

Roof progress 2

Roof progress 2

Wall and Step Progress

Wall and Step Progress

Wall progress

Wall progress

Day 33 and Day 34 – Thursday 25th and Friday 26th August 2016

Thursday was fine first thing, then heavy rain stopped the work

Retaining Wall and Steps

Retaining Wall and Steps

Step progress 2

Step progress 2

Step progress

Step progress

Wall progress

Wall progress

Wall progress 2

Wall progress 2

Day 35 – Saturday 27th August 2016

Although the weekend the roofer continued work today.

Roof Progress

Roof Progress

Roof Progress 2

Roof Progress 2

Roof Progress 3

Roof Progress 3

View up to new ceiling height in kitchen

View up to new ceiling height in kitchen

View up to new ceiling height

View up to new ceiling height

View down to new step area and new kitchen extension

View down to new step area and new kitchen extension

Day 36 – Tuesday 30th August 2016

Batons and roofing felt was delivered today.

More work on the retaining wall and steps.

Step area

Step area

View from above of the new steps area

View from above of the new steps area

Another view of retaining wall

Another view of retaining wall

Wall from new patio area

Wall from new patio area

Wall view from side of garage

Wall view from side of garage

Day 37 – Wednesday 31st August 2016

Building Control Officer visited today to check on progress.

Also Bat licenced Ecologist came in the afternoon to supervise the removal of tiles from existing utility room roof and small bedroom roof as required by the bat licence.

Tiles removed over the utility room, picture taken from scaffolding

Tiles removed over the utility room, picture taken from scaffolding

Tiles removed from roof over small bedroom, this will be a new bathroom, picture taken from scaffolding

Tiles removed from roof over small bedroom, this will be a new bathroom, picture taken from scaffolding

Another view over utility room roof where tiles have been removed under supervision of bat ecologist

Another view over utility room roof where tiles have been removed under supervision of bat ecologist

Up on Scaffolding - Tiles all removed from old existing roof over utility room and small bedroom

Up on Scaffolding – Tiles all removed from old existing roof over utility room and small bedroom

View to main roof over existing master bedroom, this will be the new lounge

View to main roof over existing master bedroom, this will be the new lounge

View to garden from scaffolding above new kitchen

View to garden from scaffolding above new kitchen

View to back garden from scaffolding over new kitchen

View to back garden from scaffolding over new kitchen

View from scaffolding

View from scaffolding

New Fascia board partly in place over position for patio doors

New Fascia board partly in place over position for patio doors

Progress on the new step area from patio

Progress on the new step area from patio

Day 38 – Thursday 1st September 2016

Progress on steps today

Step progress

Step progress

Step progress 2

Step progress 2

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2016

Heavy, heavy rain

This resulted in a lot of leaking rain water finding its way into the utility room and the small bedroom.

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Saturday-3rd-September-small-bedroom-roof-leaked-badly-tiles-have-been-removed

Saturday-3rd-September-utility-roof-leaked-badly-tiles-have-been-removed

Saturday-3rd-September-utility-roof-leaked

Sunday – tarpaulins now in place over old roof

Day 39 – Monday 5th September 2016

Today the roofer returned and completed the valleys on the hips of the roof. Also the fascia board was completed.  The builder added vents to allow air into the roof space and any water vapour to escape.  We are not allowed to have breathable membrane on the roof as it may harm any potential bat visitors.

fascia-board

Fascia Board

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Fascia Board 2

fascia-board-3

Fascia Board 3

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back-of-house-progress-so-far-day-39

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back-of-house-progress-so-far-day-39-another-angle

back-of-house-progress-so-far-day-39-another-angle-2

back-of-house-progress-so-far-day-39-another-angle-2

Day 40 – Tuesday 6th September 2016

Main steps are really taking shape now. Also felt and battening on the roof began.

main-steps-now-back-filled-and-with-concrete

Main-steps-now-back-filled-and-with-concrete

main-steps-filled-with-concrete-and-view-up-to-roof-where-felt-and-batoning-has-begun

Main-steps-filled-with-concrete-and-view-up-to-roof-where-felt-and-battening-has-begun

main-steps-and-roof-view-progress-so-far

Main-steps-and-roof-view-progress-so-far

Also the builder collected fibre glass coated board for part of the flat roof that will eventually be over new utility room and new bathroom.

Day 41 – Wednesday 7th September 2016

Felt and battening going up onto new kitchen roof.

felt-and-battening-progress

felt-and-battening-progress

felt-and-battening-progress-2

felt-and-battening-progress-2

Day 42 – Thursday 8th September 2016

Progress of retaining wall and back view of house

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roof-and-walls-of-steps

view-of-new-extension-from-back-garden

view-of-new-extension-from-back-garden

Days 43 and 44 – Friday 9th September and Monday 12th September 2016

Views of progress on steps and extension

back-view-of-kitchen-extension

back-view-of-kitchen-extension

side-view-of-new-extension

side-view-of-new-extension

new-main-steps-progress-so-far

new-main-steps-progress-so-far

Day 45 – Tuesday 13th September 2016

wet-room-roof-leaking-again

Thuderstorms wet-room-roof-leaking-again

view-to-new-lintel-above-position-of-backdoor

view-to-new-lintel-above-position-of-backdoor

view-through-extension-from-old-small-bedroom

view-through-extension-from-old-small-bedroom

inside-new-kitchen-extension-view-of-roof-area

inside-new-kitchen-extension-view-of-roof-area

new-slabs-for-patio-and-steps

new-slabs-for-patio-and-steps

Day 46 – Wednesday 14th September 2016

sloping-wall-corner-to-side-and-rear

sloping-wall-corner-to-side-and-rear

rosemary-tiles-for-new-roof-matching-old-tiles

rosemary-tiles-for-new-roof-matching-old-tiles

new-entrance-to-house-via-back-door-into-utility

new-entrance-to-house-via-back-door-into-utility

Block work now built up higher on left side of utility

lintel-above-new-back-door-area-and-wire-to-be-re-routed

lintel-above-new-back-door-area

Day 47 – Thursday 15th September 2016

The start of the disruption in our living space.

New supporting beams being inserted joining old house to new extension.

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small-bedroom-roof-removed

small-bedroom-roof-removed-2

small-bedroom-roof-removed-2

inside-small-bedroom

inside-small-bedroom

inside-small-bedroom-2

inside-small-bedroom-2

hallway-untouched-as-yet-new-supporting-beam-not-required-here-luckily

hallway-untouched-as-yet-new-supporting-beam-not-required-here-luckily

Day 48 – Friday 16th September 2016

New beams joining old building to new extension, supports for roof

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area-which-will-be-walk-way-into-new-kitchen-from-back-door-beside-old-bedroom-note-large-difference-in-floor-height-steps-will-be-needed

view-from-ladders-over-window-into-old-small-bedroom-with-ceiling-removed

view-from-ladders-over-window-into-old-small-bedroom-with-ceiling-removed

view-of-new-beams-now-in-place-for-new-roof-over-old-small-bedroom-soon-to-be-family-bathroom

view-of-new-beams-now-in-place-for-new-roof-over-old-small-bedroom-soon-to-be-family-bathroom

tiles-on-scaffolding

tiles-on-scaffolding

Day 49 – Saturday 17th September 2016

Removal of 2 ceilings discovered over the Utility Room

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two-ceilings-had-to-be-removed-from-here-before-insertion-of-new-beams-over-utility-room-the-room-had-to-be-emptied-because-of-mess-caused-in-a-job-like-this

view-of-new-roof-beams-spanning-utility-room-fibre-glass-boards-will-be-used-over-this-part-of-the-roof

view-of-new-roof-beams-spanning-utility-room-fibre-glass-boards-will-be-used-over-this-part-of-the-roof

rubble-and-old-ceiling-to-be-removed-from-new-kitchen-walkway

rubble-and-old-ceiling-to-be-removed-from-new-kitchen-walkway

view-through-utility-door-old-ceiling-outside

view-through-utility-door-old-ceiling-outside

electricity-box-all-exposed-in-utility

electricity-box-all-exposed-in-utility

old-electricity-box-surround-which-fell-down-during-removal-of-ceiling-in-the-utility-room

old-electricity-box-surround-which-fell-down-during-removal-of-ceiling-in-the-utility-room

rubble-to-be-removed-from-old-bedroom

rubble-to-be-removed-from-old-bedroom

old-wood-to-be-removed-from-old-bedroom

old-wood-to-be-removed-from-old-bedroom

Day 50 – Sunday 18th September 2016

More Work on Utility Room

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utility-outside-wall-now-removed

view-from-kitchen-through-utility-to-new-wall-of-utility

view-from-kitchen-through-utility-to-new-wall-of-utility

utility-room-with-old-wall-removed-right-hand-side

utility-room-with-old-wall-removed-right-hand-side

utility-room-with-old-wall-removed

utility-room-with-old-wall-removed

Day 51 – Monday 19th September 2016

Work in and around Utility Room continues

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rain-overnight-leaking-into-utility-room

rubble-and-plaster-board-from-utility-wall-also-see-vertical-cuts-in-wall-which-will-be-the-door-opening-into-the-new-bathroom

rubble-and-plaster-board-from-utility-wall-also-see-vertical-cuts-in-wall-which-will-be-the-door-opening-into-the-new-bathroom

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close-up-of-grooves-cut-for-door-to-new-bathroom

everything-covered-to-protect-from-very-fine-red-brick-dust-after-cutting-grooves-for-new-doorway-in-utility-room-2

everything-covered-to-protect-from-very-fine-red-brick-dust-after-cutting-grooves-for-new-doorway-in-utility-room-2

dust-masks-essential

dust-masks-essential

new-brickwork-around-timbers-in-utility-room

new-brickwork-around-timbers-in-utility-room

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close-up-of-new-sloping-beams-to-accomodate-head-height-for-steps-which-have-yet-to-be-built-to-reach-new-level-of-kitchen

Day 52 – Tuesday 20th September 2016

Work to utility room, new bathroom, and brickwork

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drilling-and-loosening-brick-work-in-new-doorway-before-inserting-2-new-lintels

new-lintels-in-over-new-doorway-and-window-out-of-old-bedroom

new-lintels-in-over-new-doorway-and-window-out-of-old-bedroom

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two-new-lintels-over-new-doorway Between old bedroom and utility room

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old-bedroom-cleared-of-rubble-and-window-removed

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old-bedroom-window-removed

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new-bathroom-old-bedroom-with-gap-for-flat-roof-light-bubble

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position-of-new-polycarbonate-dome-for-light-for-new-bathroom

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lead-inserted-into-roof-this-will-go-over-fibre-glass-board-double-wall-here-completed-between-rafters

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lead-inserted-into-roof-and-wall-finished

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sloping-roof-created-to-accomodate-enough-head-height-when-going-down-steps-from-new-kitchen-to-utility

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sloping-roof-from-above-outside-view

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view-from-new-kitchen-area-through-to-back-door-position-and-garage

Day 53 – Wednesday 21st September 2016

Unfortunately the builder fell through the beams of the utility room today, landing on a stone floor.  This meant a hospital check up. He is very sore, but luckily no broken bones.

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gaps in beams, some unsecured

Day 54 – Thursday 22nd September 2016

Builder is very fortunately ok and back here, although very sore.  A lot of work today on the roof over utility and new entrance to kitchen.

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view-into-utility-room-from-new-kitchen-fibre-boards-in-place-on-roof

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utility-roof-showing-slope

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fibre-boarding-over-utility-room

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skylight-shown-in-blue-tarpaulin-over-top

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this-will-be-door-out-of-new-bathroom-to-utility-lintels-in-part-cut

Day 55 – Friday 23rd September 2016

More roof work – pictures taken Saturday 24th September from scaffolding

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view-of-roof-over-utility-and-entrance-to-new-kitchen-between-the-three-sloping-roofs

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view-into-new-kitchen-through-new-side-window-opening

rain-leaking-into-utility-roof-is-unfinished-as-yet

rain-leaking-into-utility-roof-is-unfinished-as-yet

heavy-rain-has-totally-filled-tarpaulin-over-new-skylight-rain-is-leaking-in-again

heavy-rain-has-totally-filled-tarpaulin-over-new-skylight-rain-is-leaking-in-again

sunday-another-night-of-heavy-rain-8-buckets-of-water-removed-from-tarpaulin-covering-skylight

sunday-another-night-of-heavy-rain-8-buckets-of-water-removed-from-tarpaulin-covering-skylight

Day 56 – Monday 26th September 2016

Wet day – Work limited to undercover.  Skylight gap previously covered in tarpaulin was recovered with board.  This will be fitted and sealed within the next few days, so should soon be water tight.  Hole was cut for doorway to new bathroom.  Bricks laid to fill gap over new lintel above the new back door.  Old bedroom window now blocked in.  Photos below.

old-bedroom-window-blocked-up

old-bedroom-window-blocked-up

old-little-bedroom-with-window-blocked-up-and-brickwork-cut-to-the-left-to-form-a-new-doorway-into-the-utility-room

old-little-bedroom-with-window-blocked-up-and-brickwork-cut-to-the-left-to-form-a-new-doorway-into-the-utility-room

new-doorway-cut-into-old-bedroom-which-will-be-new-bathroom-picture-taken-from-utility-side

new-doorway-cut-into-old-bedroom-which-will-be-new-bathroom-picture-taken-from-utility-side

Day 57 – Tuesday 27th September 2016

Fibre glass roofing over flat/sloping roof was completed today.  Fibre glass roofing was chosen as it is strong and durable and can last for 20 years.  It was the ideal solution to cover this kind of roof where all the tiled roofs meet.  An expert came out to do the job and it had to be a dry day.  There are several layers, the first of which is a fibre glass coated board, then a resin goes on, followed by the fibre glass matting, then more resin and finally a top coat. Photos are shown below.

Also today a mistake was noticed by the double glazing man in the hip above the patio doors when he was measuring, so this needs to be corrected.

hip-roof-has-been-constructed-incorrectly-one-angle-is-wrong-3-inches-out

hip-roof-has-been-constructed-incorrectly-one-angle-is-wrong-3-inches-out

hip-roof-has-been-constructed-incorrectly-picture-2

hip-roof-has-been-constructed-incorrectly-picture-2

hip-roof-has-been-constructed-incorrectly-picture-3

hip-roof-has-been-constructed-incorrectly-picture-3

hip-roof-has-been-constructed-incorrectly-picture-4

hip-roof-has-been-constructed-incorrectly-picture-4

hip-roof-being-reconstructed

hip-roof-being-reconstructed

hip-roof-being-reconstructed-2

hip-roof-being-reconstructed-2

fibre-glass-roof-between-sloping-roofs-completed-today-all-sealed-and-watertight-skylight-and-vents-are-also-sealed-in

fibre-glass-roof-between-sloping-roofs-completed-today-all-sealed-and-watertight-skylight-and-vents-are-also-sealed-in

fibre-glass-roof-shows-sloping-sections-and-new-skylight-and-vents-all-put-in-place-today

fibre-glass-roof-shows-sloping-sections-and-new-skylight-and-vents-all-put-in-place-today

fibre-glass-roof-took-a-day-to-do-and-sealed-with-a-special-glue

fibre-glass-roof-took-a-day-to-do-and-sealed-with-a-special resin and top coat

sealed-vent-for-utility-room-in-new-fibre-glass-roof

sealed-vent-for-utility-room-in-new-fibre-glass-roof

vent-put-in-new-bathroom

vent-put-in-new-bathroom

new-vent-can-be-seen-in-utility-room

new-vent-can-be-seen-in-utility-room

skylight-over-new-bathroom-to-be-in-place-natural-light-coming-through-is-considerable

skylight-over-new-bathroom-to-be-in-place natural-light-coming-through-is-considerable

bricks-in-place-over-back-door-outside-doors-and-windows-have-been-measured

bricks-in-place-over-back-door-outside-doors-and-windows-have-been-measured

blocked-up-old-bedroom-window

blocked-up-old-bedroom-window

2-doorways-now-opened-up-left-to-kitchen-right-to-new-bathroom-rubble-all-cleared-away

2-doorways-now-opened-up-left-to-kitchen-right-to-new-bathroom-rubble-all-cleared-away

a-fleet-of-white-vans-today

a-fleet-of-white-vans-today

Day 58 Wednesday 28th September 2016

block-wall-between-bedroom-and-new-kitchen-window-will-be-removed-next-week

block wall between bedroom and new kitchen window will be removed next week

block-wall-going-up-between-bedroom-and-new-kitchen-from-scaffolding-window-to-be-filled-in-next-week

block wall going up between bedroom and new kitchen from scaffolding window to be filled in next week

block-wall-going-up-between-bedroom-and-new-kitchen

block-wall-going-up-between-bedroom-and-new-kitchen

hip-roof-now-corrected-and-finished-now-in-at-correct-angle

hip-roof-now-corrected-and-finished-now-in-at-correct-angle

hip-roof-now-corrected-picture-2

hip-roof-now-corrected-picture-2

Day 59 – Thursday 29th September 2016

installation-of-plastic-and-foam-lining-to-seal-cavity-around-door

installation-of-plastic-and-foam-lining-to-seal-cavity-around-door

cavity-wall-closers-around-patio-doors

cavity-wall-closers-around-patio-doors

cavity-closers-around-windows

cavity-closers-around-windows

cavity-closers-around-windows-pic-3

cavity-closers-around-windows-pic-3

cavity-closers-around-windows-pic-2

cavity-closers-around-windows-pic-2

tiles-now-being-replaced-around-new-fibre-glass-roof-picture-from-scaffolding

tiles-now-being-replaced-around-new-fibre-glass-roof-picture-from-scaffolding

tiles-now-being-replaced-around-new-fibre-glass-roof-picture-2

tiles-now-being-replaced-around-new-fibre-glass-roof-picture-2

fibre-glass-roof

fibre-glass-roof

fibre-glass-roof-2-showing-valley

fibre-glass-roof-2-showing-valley

Day 60 – Friday 30th September 2016

leaking-skylight

Leaking Skylight. Heavy rain overnight and water has been dripping through the skylight in one corner. The bubble has now been fixed on over the top so this should stop the problem

felt-nearly-completed-shown-from-inside-of-new-kitchen

felt-nearly-completed-shown-from-inside-of-new-kitchen

felt-from-inside-of-new-kitchen

felt-from-inside-of-new-kitchen

view-of-main-bedroom-through-window-to-be-blocked-up-scaffolding-still-in-place-inside

view-of-main-bedroom-through-window-to-be-blocked-up-scaffolding-still-in-place-inside

view-of-back-of-house-showing-completed-felt-and-battening

view-of-back-of-house-showing-completed-felt-and-battening

view-of-back-of-house-showing-valley-in-the-middle-between-the-two-roofs

view-of-back-of-house-showing-valley-in-the-middle-between-the-two-roofs

top-of-drive-in-front-of-double-garage-with-materials-and-new-roof-structure-with-felt-and-battening-between-house-and-garage

top-of-drive-in-front-of-double-garage-with-materials-and-new-roof-structure-with-felt-and-battening-between-house-and-garage

materials still to be used at the top of the drive and top of the new kitchen roof can be seen with felt and battening

top-of-drive-in-front-of-double-garage-with-materials

top-of-drive-in-front-of-double-garage-with-materials

Day 61 – Monday 3rd October 2016

Tiles starting to go on roof now

work-today-on-roof-tiles-on-righthand-side-roof-felt-on-peak-over-patio-doors-and-lead-in-valleys

work-today-on-roof-tiles-on-righthand-side-roof-felt-on-peak-over-patio-doors-and-lead-in-valleys

felt-on-new-hip-roof-and-lead-valley-on-right

felt-on-new-hip-roof-and-lead-valley-on-right

lead-valley-on-lefthand-side-of-hip-roof

lead-valley-on-lefthand-side-of-hip-roof

view-along-back-of-house-above-new-kitchen-and-main-bedroom

view-along-back-of-house-above-new-kitchen-and-main-bedroom

view-of-newly-tiled-righthandside-of-new-kitchen-roof

view-of-newly-tiled-right hand side-of-new-kitchen-roof

view-along-side-of-newly-tiled-kitchen-roof-towards-back-garden

view-along-side-of-newly-tiled-kitchen-roof-towards-back-garden

Day 62 – Tuesday 4th October 2016

Tiling of the new roof continued.  Much progress was made today.

progress-of-tiling-over-kitchen-roof

progress-of-tiling-over-kitchen-roof

progress-of-tiling-over-kitchen-roof-picture-2

progress-of-tiling-over-kitchen-roof-picture-2

close-up-of-tiling-in-progress-through-scaffolding

close-up-of-tiling-in-progress-through-scaffolding

back-of-house-view-2

back of house view

view-of-back-of-house-so-far

view-of-back-of-house-different angle

Day 63 – Wednesday 5th October 2016

Two windows and a door!

first-new-window-for-kitchen-partly-obscured-by-scaffolding

first-new-window-for-kitchen-partly-obscured-by-scaffolding

second-new-window-also-partly-obscured-by-scaffolding

second-new-window-also-partly-obscured-by-scaffolding

new-back-door-into-utility

new-back-door-into-utility

view-through-window-from-main-bedroom-to-new-kitchen

view-through-window-from-main-bedroom-to-new-kitchen

view-through-window-from-main-bedroom-to-new-kitchen-marked-for-sik-dishwasher-cooker

view-through-window-from-main-bedroom-to-new-kitchen-marked-for-sik-dishwasher-cooker

kitchen-planning

kitchen-planning

new-back-door-picture-taken-from-inside

new-back-door-picture-taken-from-inside

Day 64 – Thursday 6th October 2016

Electrician today

electrician-came-today-and-started-wiring-kitchen

electrician-came-today-and-started-wiring-kitchen

wiring-for-cooker-and-sockets-above-work-top-eventually

wiring-for-cooker-and-sockets-above-work-top-eventually in this position

wiring-for-fridge

wiring-for-fridge

wiring-in-corner-of-kitchen-new-hall-door-will-be-located-to-the-left-of-this

wiring-in-corner-of-kitchen-new-hall-door-will-be-located-to-the-left-of-this

Outside work continues with the tiling of the new roof

hip-roof-tiled-and-lead-in-valley

hip-roof-tiled-and-lead-in-valley

Day 65 – Friday 7th October 2016

Progress of tiling on new roof

roof-tiling-progress-adjacent-to-flat-roof

roof-tiling-progress-adjacent-to-flat-roof

roof-tiling-progress-adjacent-to-flat-roof-picture-2

roof-tiling-progress-adjacent-to-flat-roof-picture-2

roof-tiling-showing-progress-of-tiling-at-back-of-kitchen-roof

roof-tiling-showing-progress-of-tiling-at-back-of-kitchen-roof

roof-tiling-along-side-of-roof-adjacent-to-garage

roof-tiling-along-side-of-roof-adjacent-to-garage

inspection-of-work

inspection-of-work

lead-valley-down-side-of-hip-roof

lead-valley-down-side-of-hip-roof

lead-valley-down-left-side-of-hip-roof

lead-valley-down-left-side-of-hip-roof

progress-on-tiling-7-10-16

progress-on-tiling-7-10-16

Day 66 – Monday 10th October 2016

Progress on roof

the-roof-so-far-at-the-back-of-house-over-new-kitchen

the-roof-so-far-at-the-back-of-house-over-new-kitchen

corner-of-roof-adjacent-to-garage-and-sloping-onto-flat-roof

corner-of-roof-adjacent-to-garage-and-sloping-onto-flat-roof

corner-of-roof-adjacent-to-garage-and-sloping-onto-flat-roof-cemented-in

corner-of-roof-adjacent-to-garage-and-sloping-onto-flat-roof-cemented-in

new-and-old-corner-rosemary-tiles-the-old-ones-are-much-smaller-and-have-a-shallower-curve

new-and-old-corner-rosemary-tiles-the-old-ones-are-much-smaller-and-have-a-shallower-curve

new-kitchen-roof-sloping-to-flat-roof

new-kitchen-roof-sloping-to-flat-roof

Day 67 – Tuesday 11th October 2016

Lovely day

completed-corner-all-down-roof-to-over-new-back-door

completed-corner-all-down-roof-to-over-new-back-door

completed-corner-all-down-roof-to-over-new-back-door-picture-2

completed-corner-all-down-roof-to-over-new-back-door-picture-2

new-kitchen-roof-sloping-onto-flat-roof-area

new-kitchen-roof-sloping-onto-flat-roof-area

hip-roof-cemented

hip-roof-cemented

electrician-at-work-in-kitchen

electrician-at-work-in-kitchen

electricians-work-so-far-installing-electricity-and-plug-sockets-in-new-kitchen

electricians-work-so-far-installing-electricity-and-plug-sockets-in-new-kitchen

showing-wiring-coming-over-the-top-of-the-wall-into-the-new-kitchen-from-scaffolding-level

showing-wiring-coming-over-the-top-of-the-wall-into-the-new-kitchen-from-scaffolding-level

new-sockets-in-kitchen

new-sockets-in-kitchen

new-box-for-plug-socket

new-box-for-plug-socket

cable-coming-down-for-sky-aerial-and-power-for-tv

cable-coming-down-for-sky-aerial-and-power-for-tv

wiring-coming-over-wall-in-new-kitchen

wiring-coming-over-wall-in-new-kitchen

wiring-for-plug

wiring-for-plug and switch

wiring-in-kitchen

wiring-in-kitchen

Day 68 – Wednesday 12th October 2016

back-of-house-over-kitchen-a-few-corner-tiles-to-be-sourced-for-roof

back-of-house-over-kitchen-a-few-corner-tiles-to-be-sourced-for-roof

back-of-house-over-kitchen-a-few-corner-tiles-to-be-sourced-for-roof-close-up

back-of-house-over-kitchen-a-few-corner-tiles-to-be-sourced-for-roof-close-up

Day 69 – Thursday 13th October 2016

Electrician and builder today

valley-tiles-all-cut

valley-tiles-all-cut

tiles-down-valley-all-neatly-cut

tiles-down-valley-all-neatly-cut

wiring-now-fed-through-in-readiness-for-kitchen-lights

wiring-now-fed-through-in-readiness-for-kitchen-lights

wiring-now-fed-through-in-readiness-for-kitchen-lights-picture-2

wiring-now-fed-through-in-readiness-for-kitchen-lights-picture-2

wiring-in-new-bathroom-for-ceiling

wiring-in-new-bathroom-for-ceiling

wiring-in-ceiling-between-new-kitchen-and-utility

wiring-in-ceiling-between-new-kitchen-and-utility

Day 70 – Friday 14th October 2016

Indoor work today – builder and plumber

bedroom-prepared-for-removal-of-window

bedroom-prepared-for-removal-of-window

window-before-removal-between-kitchen-and-bedroom

window-before-removal-between-kitchen-and-bedroom

blocked-up-window-between-new-kitchen-and-bedroom-from-bedroom-side

After! blocked-up-window-between-new-kitchen-and-bedroom-from-bedroom-side

blocked-up-window-between-new-kitchen-and-bedroom

After blocked-up-window-between-new-kitchen-and-bedroom

wall-partly-cut-in-readiness-for-new-door-to-kitchen-from-hallway

wall-partly-cut-in-readiness-for-new-door-to-kitchen-from-hallway

kitchen-now-cleared-of-scaffolding-and-building-materials

kitchen-now-cleared-of-scaffolding-and-building-materials

new-pipework-for-hot-and-cold-water-to-new-kitchen-and-gas-to-gas-cooker-partly-installed

new-pipework-for-hot-and-cold-water-to-new-kitchen-and-gas pipe -to-gas-cooker-partly-installed

gas-and-water-supply-pipes-partly-installed-for-new-kitchen-through-new-wall

gas-and-water-supply-pipes-partly-installed-for-new-kitchen-through-new-wall

Day 71 – Monday 17th October 2016

Builder, Electrician and Plumber today. Heavy showers too, so roof not complete yet.

wall-at-front-where-patio-doors-going-has-been-levelled

wall at front where the patio doors are going has been levelled

kitchen-looking-through-window-from-hall-soon-to-be-removed

Looking through to new kitchen – window-from-hall-soon-to-be-removed and replaced with a door

new-steps-built-today-from-utility-to-new-kitchen-thet-are-not-level-at-the-top-as-the-kitchen-floor-has-not-been-built-up-yet

New steps-built-today-from-utility-to-new-kitchen. They are-not-level-at-the-top-as-the-kitchen-floor-has-not-been-built-up-yet

new-pipe-for-radiator-in-kitchen

new-pipe-for-radiator-in-kitchen