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Day 57 – Tuesday 27th September 2016

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 56 – Monday 26th September 2016

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 55 – Friday 23rd September 2016

Day 55 – Friday 23rd September 2016

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

view-from-scaffolding-of-tarpaulins-new-bathroom-and-utility-room-sloping-roof-can-be-seen-under-tarpaulin

view-from-scaffolding-of-tarpaulins-new-bathroom-and-utility-room-sloping-roof-can-be-seen-under-tarpaulin

view-from-scaffolding-of-tarpaulins-over-part-of-new-bathroom-and-utility-room-lefthand-side-of-roof

view-from-scaffolding-of-tarpaulins-over-part-of-new-bathroom-and-utility-room-lefthand-side-of-roof

view-from-scaffolding-of-tarpaulins-over-part-of-new-bathroom-and-utility-room

view-from-scaffolding-of-tarpaulins-over-part-of-new-bathroom-and-utility-room

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

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

view-from-scaffolding

view-from-scaffolding

scaffolding-between-new-kitchen-and-garage

scaffolding-between-new-kitchen-and-garage

view-across-scaffolding-along-back-of-house

view-across-scaffolding-along-back-of-house

view-towards-back-garden-from-saffolding-showing-felt-and-battening

view-towards-back-garden-from-scaffolding-showing-felt-and-battening

view-to-back-garden-across-scaffolding

view-to-back-garden-across-scaffolding

view-of-new-steps-from-scaffolding

view-of-new-steps-from-scaffolding

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

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 54 – Thursday 22nd September 2016

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.

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

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

utility-roof-showing-slope

utility-roof-showing-slope

fibre-boarding-over-utility-room

fibre-boarding-over-utility-room

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

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

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

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

 

Day 52 – Tuesday 20th September 2016

Day 52 – Tuesday 20th September 2016

Work to utility room, new bathroom, and brickwork

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

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

two-new-lintels-over-new-doorway

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

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

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

old-bedroom-window-removed

old-bedroom-window-removed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

sloping-roof-from-above-outside-view

sloping-roof-from-above-outside-view

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

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

Day 51 – Monday 19th September 2016

Day 51 – Monday 19th September 2016

Work in and around Utility Room continues

rain-overnight-leaking-into-utility-room

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

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

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

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

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