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Tuesday 16th May 2017 – Preparing for Carpets

Tuesday 16th May 2017 – Preparing for Carpets

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 2

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 2

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 3 showing staircase

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 3 showing staircase, now stained and varnished

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 4 view to old kitchen

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 4 view to old kitchen

New upstairs bedroom ready for carpet laying

New upstairs bedroom ready for carpet laying

Upstairs bedroom ready for carpet - view through to ensuite

Upstairs bedroom ready for carpet – view through to ensuite

Upstairs bedroom ready for carpet

Upstairs bedroom ready for carpet – view through to top of stairs and study

bedroom ready for carpet

Downstairs bedroom ready for carpet

bedroom ready for carpet pic 2

bedroom ready for carpet pic 2

Messy in the other rooms

Downstairs front bedroom emptied for carpet laying

Downstairs front bedroom emptied into here for carpet laying to take place

Sitting room with bedroom stuff for carpet laying

Sitting room with bedroom stuff in here so carpet laying can take place

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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 171 – Tuesday 7th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 171 – Tuesday 7th March 2017 – phase 2

Spring - lovely day

Spring seems to have arrived – a beautiful day at Springdale

Through the Magnolia tree

Through the Magnolia tree

furry bud on the Magnolia tree

Furry buds on the Magnolia Tree

Ballan Electrical

Joe O’Hara from Ballan Electrical and Steve Williams, our builder

Wallpaper stripped off, walls plastered, ready for another coat, old red paint showing from a previous owner of Springdale

Wallpaper stripped off, walls filled with plaster ready for another coat, old red paint showing through from a previous owner of Springdale

Rough plaster to fill in gaps where old wall between poch and hall was taken down, red paint under old wallpaper

Rough plastering to fill the gaps where the old wall was situated between the porch and the hall. Red paint showing through under the old wallpaper

New sun lounge, angled wall has been plastered filling in any uneven divets and holes and missing plaster where picture rail was removed

New sun lounge, angled wall has been plastered filling in any uneven divets and holes and missing plaster where picture rail was removed

New flooring in old porch area, insulated underneath

New flooring in old porch area, insulated underneath

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View from old porch through new sun lounge areas have been plaster filled in readiness for skim coat. Old wallpaper and picture rail removed

Ladders the only access to upstairs - wall plastered,

Ladders still the only access to upstairs – wall plastered

Ceiling for new sun lounge with plaster board. Joe O'Hara, Ballan Electrical, has cut 8 holes for new lights, wires are in place for lighting

Ceiling for the new sun lounge at plasterboard stage. Joe O’Hara, Ballan Electrical, has cut 8 holes for the new lights which he wired on his last visit.

Newly plasterboarded ceiling and wiring for new lights. There will be 8 in total in this room

The front of the new sun lounge. Newly plasterboarded ceiling and wiring for new lights. There will be 8 in total in this room

Plug socket in new sun lounge

Plug socket in new sun lounge

Access to upstairs

Access to upstairs

First new light upstairs, fitted but not connected. It is one of 9 lights for the new bedroom

First new lights upstairs, fitted but not yet able to switch on. It is one of 9 lights for the bedroom

new socket by small window in bedroom

New socket by small window in bedroom  -Up and running!

light switch for main lights that will be beside bed, also sockets below

light switch for main lights that will be beside bed, also sockets below

light switch being prepared outside new ensuite bathroom

light switch being prepared outside new ensuite bathroom

Lights installed and parts of ceiling painted

Lights installed and parts of ceiling painted

light in study, but no light yet!

light in study, but no light yet!

Another few walls painted with initial coat of emulsion in the upstairs bedroom

Another few walls painted with initial coat of emulsion in the upstairs bedroom

View across the new bedroom to windows, lights and wiring can be seen

View across the new bedroom to windows, lights and wiring can be seen

Plastering over the stairwell and wiring completed for stair lights

Plastering over the stairwell and wiring completed for stair lights

Initial coats of emulsion in new bedroom

Initial coats of emulsion in new bedroom

Day 168 – Friday 3rd March 2017 – phase 2

Day 168 – Friday 3rd March 2017 –   phase 2

Extremely wet day today, but due to canopy over the house, the roofer was still able to work.

royston-roofer

Royston Collier has been the roofer for phase 2

royston-roofer-back-of-van

Royston the roofer back-of-van

royston-tiling-the-sloping-sides-of-the-gables

royston-tiling-the-sloping-sides-of-the-gables

ridge-tiling

Tiling of all the ridges around the flat roof

ridge-tiling-2

ridge-tiling-2

ridge-tiling-pic2

ridge-tiling-pic2

ridge-tiles-on-scaffolding

ridge-tiles-on-scaffolding

ensuite-bathroom-plastered

Ensuite bathroom has been plastered

top-of-stair-wall-plastered-wires-are-for-the-top-of-the-stairs-lights

Top of stair wall plastered. Wires are for the top of the stairs light switches (Joe O’Hara – Ballan Electrical)

plastering-in-the-study-so-far-velux-window-visible

Plastering in the study so far. Velux window visible

formation-of-cupboard-over-the-staircase-accessed-from-study

Formation of the over the stairs cupboard, now all boxed in and plaster-boarded, accessed from the study

very-high-ceiling-over-where-the-staircase-will-be-all-plastered

very-high-ceiling-over-where-the-staircase-will-be. Top ceiling is now all plastered. Small hole is for light.

old-porch-roof-has-had-noggins-put-in-for-extra-support

Old Porch Roof has had noggins inserted for extra strength

old-porch-roof-with-noggins-inserted

old-porch-roof-with-noggins-inserted

Day 167 – Thursday 2nd March 2017 – phase 2

Day 167 – Thursday 2nd March 2017 – phase 2

old-hallway-wall-now-demolished-boarded-up-at-the-front

Old hallway wall now demolished extending the size of the new sun lounge. Boarded up whilst work continues inside.

old-hallway-wall-now-demolished

Old hallway wall now demolished

view-from-old-porch-to-back-of-old-hallway

View from the old porch inwards. The floor will be built up to match the height of the existing floor.

access-to-upstairs-is-still-via-a-ladder

Access to the new upstairs is still via a ladder.

bedroom-and-the-progress-with-the-plastering

The new bedroom and progress with the plastering. Boarded up dormer on the left.

view-of-plastering-drying-out-at-the-front-of-the-bedroom

View of the plastering drying out at the front of the bedroom

ensuite-bathroom-lastering-so-far-and-toilet-pipe-now-boarded-in-to-create-shelf-area-at-the-back-this-also-has-ensured-that-toilet-is-away-from-the-sloping-roof-overhead

This will be the ensuite bathroom. The toilet waste pipe has now been blocked in to bring the position of the toilet forward away from the sloping roof. A shelf has been created at the back.

creation-of-toilet-area-away-from-the-sloping-roof

Creation of shelf and boxing in of the toilet to bring the position of the toilet further forward and away from the sloping roof.

new-cupboard-over-the-stairs-framework-now-in

New cupboard framework has been built over the stairs. this will be accessed from the study.

Day 165 – Tuesday 28th February 2017 – phase 2

Day 165 – Tuesday 28th February 2017 – phase 2

old-front-and-porch-at-the-beginning-of-tuesday-28th-february-steel-beam-in-place

old-front-and-porch-at-the-beginning-of-tuesday-28th-february-steel-beam-in-place

old-front-and-porch-at-the-end-of-tuesday-28th-february-scratch-coat-applied-over-beam

old-front-and-porch-at-the-end-of-tuesday-28th-february-scratch-coat-applied-over-beam

dormer-from-the-outside-progress-so-far

dormer-from-the-outside-progress-so-far

doorway-with-frame-in-place-skimmed-with-plaster

bedroom doorway-with-frame-in-place-skimmed-with-plaster

plastering-continues-upstairs-in-the-new-bedroom-view-over-to-staircase-through-lefthand-doorway-and-to-ensuite-through-right-hand-doorway

plastering-continues-upstairs-in-the-new-bedroom-view-over-to-staircase-through-left hand-doorway-and-to-ensuite-through-right-hand-doorway

view-across-to-dormer-side-of-bedroom-and-plastering-on-this-side-of-bedroom-and-around-beam

view-across-to-dormer-side-of-bedroom-and-plastering-on-this-side-of-bedroom-and-around-beam

top-and-bottom-of-small-window-upstairs-skimmed-with-plaster

top-and-bottom-of-small-window-upstairs-skimmed-with-plaster

window-sill-and-around-windows-skimmed-with-plaster

window-sill-and-around-windows-skimmed-with-plaster

view-through-to-old-hall-from-new-upstairs-study-this-is-where-a-new-cupboard-will-be-built-over-the-new-staircase

view-through-to-old-hall-from-new-upstairs-study-this-is-where-a-new-cupboard-will-be-built-over-the-new-staircase

view-from-scaffolding-of-windows-which-have-now-been-prepared-for-rendering

view-from-scaffolding-of-windows-which-have-now-been-prepared-for-rendering

upstairs-bedroom-windows-being-prepared-for-rendering-mesh-installed-around-sides

upstairs-bedroom-windows-being-prepared-for-rendering-mesh-installed-around-sides

toilet-waste-pipe-in-place-in-ensuite-with-water-supply-pipe-at-the-side

toilet-waste-pipe-in-place-in-ensuite-with-water-supply-pipe-at-the-side

toilet-waste-pipe-in-place-in-ensuite

toilet-waste-pipe-in-place-in-ensuite

toilet-waste-pipe-now-in-position-through-the-back-of-the-eaves-to-the-outside

toilet-waste-pipe-now-in-position-through-the-back-of-the-eaves-to-the-outside

waste-pipe-from-toilet-just-visible-coming-to-the-outside-of-the-house

waste-pipe-from-toilet-just-visible-coming-to-the-outside-of-the-house

waste-pipe-for-wash-hand-basin-in-ceiling-at-the-edge-of-the-old-hall

waste-pipe-for-wash-hand-basin-in-ceiling-at-the-edge-of-the-old-hall. A white pipe which joins up with the waste water from the shower. This will join the outside waste pipe outside the house on the side

waste-water-pipe-for-shower

waste-water-pipe-for-shower

waste-pipe-for-wash-hand-basin-in-ensuite-with-water-supply-pipe-holes-behind

waste-pipe-for-wash-hand-basin-in-ensuite-with-water-supply-pipe-holes-behind

waste-water-pipe-for-wash-basin

waste-water-pipe-for-wash-basin

waste-water-pipe-to-outside-from-shower-to-be-joined-to-main-waste-pipe

waste-water-pipe-to-outside-from-shower-to-be-joined-to-main-waste-pipe

pipes-for-hot-and-cold-water-going-through-into-old-porch-ceiling-and-up-to-the-new-upstairs

pipes-for-hot-and-cold-water-going-through-into-old-porch-ceiling-and-up-to-the-new-upstairs

hot-and-cold-water-pipes-to-upstairs-in-ceiling-of-old-hall-thinner-pipes-are-radiator-pipes

hot-and-cold-water-pipes-to-upstairs-in-ceiling-of-old-hall-thinner-pipes-are-radiator-pipes

hot-and-cold-water-pipes-and-radiator-pipes-for-upstairs

hot-and-cold-water-pipes-and-radiator-pipes-for-upstairs

plasterboarding-at-the-side-of-the-dormer

plaster boarding-at-the-side-of-the-dormer

Day 164 – Monday 27th February 2017 – phase 2

Day 164 – Monday 27th February 2017 – phase 2

4-vans-means-a-lot-of-teas-and-coffees

Four vans on the drive – this means a lot of teas and coffees to be made

Roofer, Royston, has been doing the flat roof sections

another-coat-of-fibre-glass-applied-over-flat-roof

another-coat-of-fibre-glass-applied-over-flat-roof

fibre-glass-roof

fibre-glass-roof

flat-roof-over-the-dormer

flat-roof-over-the-dormer lead area can be seen below

dormer-window-boarded-up-and-flat-roof-has-had-fibre-glass-applied

dormer-window-boarded-up-and-flat-roof-has-had-fibre-glass-applied

Michael the plasterer to begin skimming walls etc.

beginning-of-plastering-in-the-study-sealing-joints

beginning-of-plastering-in-the-study-sealing-joints

plasterer-beginning-to-seal-joints-between-plasterboard-before-skimming

plasterer-beginning-to-seal-joints-between-plasterboard-before-skimming

plastering-of-bedroom-ceiling

plastering-of-bedroom-ceiling

plastering-on-the-new-bedroom-ceiling-half-the-room-has-been-completed-today

plastering-on-the-new-bedroom-ceiling-half-the-room-has-been-completed-today

ceiling-pipework-in-new-front-room-old-hall-in-the-ceiling-for-water-and-radiators

ceiling-pipework-in-new-front-room-old-hall-in-the-ceiling-for-water-and-radiators. Work done by Marcus Kelly and his assistant Josh

pipework-for-radiators-and-hot-and-cold-water-for-upstairs-fitted-today-by-marcus-kelly-plumber

pipework-for-radiators-and-hot-and-cold-water-for-upstairs-fitted-today-by-marcus-kelly-plumber

pipework-in-the-old-porch-roof-space-for-hot-old-water-and-radiators

pipework-in-the-old-porch-roof-space-for-hot and cold-water-and-radiators

extractor-fan-installed-in-new-bathroom

extractor-fan-installed-in-new-bathroom

joe-ohara-electrician-ballen-electrical

Joe O’Hara, electrician, Ballan Electrical, wiring for light switches, sockets, in the old hallway which is becoming the sun lounge

channel-in-the-wall-in-the-new-front-room-for-wiring-to-turn-on-main-lights

channel-in-the-wall-in-the-new-front-room-for-wiring-to-turn-on-main-lights

channel-for-electrics-to-light-switch-which-will-be-by-the-staircase

channel-for-electrics-to-light-switch-which-will-be-by-the-staircase

wiring-installed-for-outside-light

wiring-installed-for-outside-light

wiring-for-right-hand-outside-light

wiring-for-right-hand-outside-light

wiring-for-outside-light-and-porch-light

wiring-for-outside-light

rockwool-filling-cavities-in-the-new-ensuite-bathroom

rockwool-filling-cavities-in-the-new-ensuite-bathroom

upstairs-windows-as-viewed-from-level-2-of-the-scaffolding

upstairs-windows-as-viewed-from-level-2-of-the-scaffolding

progress-at-the-top-of-the-staircase

progress-at-the-top-of-the-staircase