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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

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Day 153 -Friday 10th February 2017 – phase 2

Day 153 -Friday 10th February 2017 – phase 2

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Structure of the new dormer, progress so far

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Dormer on the left side of house

dormer-construction-from-the-inside

dormer-construction-from-the-inside

flat-roof-construction-beginning-between-the-2-gables-and-across-the-new-bedroom

flat-roof-construction-beginning-between-the-2-gables-and-across-the-new-bedroom

beginning-of-the-flat-roof

beginning-of-the-flat-roof

shape-of-the-front-of-the-house-now-appearing-2-gables-and-flat-roof-between

shape-of-the-front-of-the-house-now-appearing-2-gables-and-flat-roof-between

left-gable-end

left-gable-end

gable-end-on-left-side-of-house-now-with-block-work

gable-end-on-left-side-of-house-now-with-block-work

view-of-gabled-section-from-steel-beam

view-of-gabled-section-from-steel-beam from inside

view-of-left-gable-filled-with-blockwork-above-bedroom-window-gap

view-of-left-gable-filled-with-blockwork-above-bedroom-window-gap

view-from-velux-on-right-side-of-house-across-newly-laid-tiled-section

view-from-velux-on-right-side-of-house-across-newly-laid-tiled-section

view-below-velux

view-below-velux

 

Day 152 – Thursday 9th February 2017 – phase 2

Day 152 – Thursday 9th February 2017 – phase 2

the-initial-construction-of-the-dormer-in-the-left-side-of-the-new-bedroom-upstairs

the-initial-construction-of-the-dormer-in-the-left-side-of-the-new-bedroom-upstairs

dormer-side-shown-from-the-front-of-the-house

dormer-side-shown-from-the-front-of-the-house

the-sloping-roof-on-left-side-of-the-dormer

the-sloping-roof-on-left-side-of-the-dormer

new-upstairs-area-on-the-left-will-be-the-study-with-velux-window-on-the-right-a-new-ensuite-bathroom

new-upstairs-area-on-the-left-will-be-the-study-with-velux-window-on-the-right-a-new-ensuite-bathroom

new-velux-which-will-be-the-new-window-for-the-study

new-velux-which-will-be-the-new-window-for-the-study

left-gable

left-gable

gable-end-structure-on-the-left-side-of-house-under-construction

gable-end-structure-on-the-left-side-of-house-under-construction

flat-roof-area-between-steelbeams-now-also-under-construction

flat-roof-area-between-steel beams-now-also-under-construction

new-felt-and-batten-adjoining-the-new-roof-to-the-dormer-down-left-side-of-house-over-the-old-kitchen

new-felt-and-batten-adjoining-the-new-roof-to-the-dormer-down-left-side-of-house-over-the-old-kitchen

right-side-of-house-tiling-progress-is-fast

right-side-of-house-tiling-progress-is-fast

right-side-of-house-roof-felted-battened-and-tiles-going-on

right-side-of-house-roof-felted-battened-and-tiles-going-on

new-garage-light-with-sensor

new-garage-light-with-sensor fitted by Ballan Electrical

garage-light-with-sensor

garage-light-with-sensor

Day 148 -Friday 3rd February 2017 – phase 2

Day 148 -Friday 3rd February 2017 – phase 2

bathroom-window-gap-has-been-readjusted-in-size-as-rafters-were-going-to-clip-edge-of-window

Bathroom window gap has been decreased in size as rafters were going to clip edge of window

more-rafters-inserted-on-right-and-front-of-gable-built-today

more-rafters-inserted-on-right-and-front-of-gable-built-today

gable-end-on-right-hand-side-now-being-created-over-bathroom-window-gap

gable-end-on-right-hand-side-now-being-created-over-bathroom-window-gap

gable-end-on-right-over-bathroom-window

gable-end-on-right-over-bathroom-window

blocking-up-side-of-gable-between-rafters

new rafters in place on right side

view-of-underside-of-rafters-over-what-will-be-the-side-of-the-bathroom

view-of-underside-of-rafters-over-what-will-be-the-side-of-the-bathroom

middle-window-insulated-below

middle-window-insulated-below

view-to-the-right-showing-beams-for-flat-roof-and-rafters-to-flat-roof

view-to-the-right-showing-beams-for-flat-roof-and-rafters-to-flat-roof

view-into-master-bedroom-area-being-used-for-construction-of-roof

view-into-master-bedroom-area-being-used-for-construction-of-roof

upstairs-left-hand-window-gap-insulation-in

upstairs-left-hand-window-gap

Day 147 – Thursday 2nd February 2017 – phase 2

Day 147 – Thursday 2nd February 2017 – phase 2

new-flat-roof-under-construction-and-view-into-what-will-be-master-bedroom

New flat roof under construction and view into what will be the master bedroom. This is tied into the top of the existing roof.

view-over-newly-created-flat-roof

view-over-newly-created-flat-roof

view-over-newly-created-flat-roof-another-angle

view-over-newly-created-flat-roof-another-angle

beams-now-inserted-between-steels

Beams now inserted in between steel beams to form the structure of the flat roof

new-roof-beams-on-left-side-of-house-going-into-position

New roof rafters on the left side of the house. These have been attached to the newly inserted ridge board that will come out to the front of the house and form the top of the pitched roof and gable end on the right hand side

new-roof-beams-on-left-side-of-house-going-into-position-pic-2

rafters on the right hand side of the house attached to the ridge board, pic 2

bathroom-window-to-be-slightly-altered-as-roof-beams-clip-edge-of-window

bathroom-window opening -to-be-slightly-altered-as-roof-rafters clip- the edge-of- the window

bathroom-window-to-be-slightly-altered-as-roof-beams-clip-edge-of-window-pic-2

Bathroom window pic 2

right-side-of-house

rafters to ridge board viewed form left side. Cross beams notched into steel

view-through-new-bathroom-window

view of rafters through bathroom window opening. Edge of bathroom can be seen marked out with wood in flooring

view-into-bedroom-area-from-right

View into bedroom from the right

view-through-left-window-int-the-newly-created-bedroom-space

View through left window to newly created bedroom floor space

new-drawer-unit-in-kitchen-island-fitted-out-with-worktop-for-scone-and-pastry-making-at-a-good-working-height

new-drawer-unit-in-kitchen-island-fitted-out-with-worktop-for-scone-and-pastry-making-at-a-good-working-height

new-drawer-unit-in-kitchen-island-fitted-out-with-worktop

new-drawer-unit-in-kitchen-island-fitted-out-with-worktop

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

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First beam going up

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Beam going up pic 2

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beam-going-up-3

beam-going-up-4

Beam going up pic 4

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Beam going up pic 5

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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

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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