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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 150 – Tuesday 7th February 2017 – phase 2

Day 150 – Tuesday 7th February 2017 – phase 2

gable-end-and-completed-brick-work

Gable end on right hand side and completed brickwork

gable-end-and-completed-brick-work-pic-2

gable-end-and-completed-brick-work-pic-2 tubing for extractor fan from bathroom

brick-work-tying-in-with-rafters

brick-work-tying-in-with-rafters

rafters-and-brick-work-complete-down-roof-slope

rafters-and-brick-work-complete-down-roof-slope

block-work-between-cross-beams-to-tops-of-windows

block-work-between-cross-beams-to-tops-of-windows

flooring-in-new-upstairs

Flooring in new upstairs area – picture from the left

flooring-completed-on-left-side

flooring-completed-on-left-side

flooring-in-new-upstairs-pic-2

flooring-in-new-upstairs-pic-2 from the right side

upstairs-floor-area

upstairs-floor-area – picture taken from the middle window

view-from-back-to-front-of-new-upstairs-area

view-from-back of new bedroom -to-front and window openings-of-new-upstairs-area

Day 143 – Saturday 28th January 2017 – phase 2

Day 143 – Saturday 28th January 2017 – phase 2

Split levels – ground floor and new upstairs visible together

picure-showing-opening-for-the-staircase-the-floor-below-and-the-upstairs-area-expanding

picure-showing-opening-for-the-staircase-the-floor-below-and-the-upstairs-area-expanding

new-upstairs-area-around-where-the-top-of-the-staircase-will-be

new-upstairs-area-around-where-the-top-of-the-staircase-will-be

this-is-the-old-balcony-window-still-intact-at-present-with-gap-to-hall-below-just-in-front-through-the-window-the-small-steel-can-be-seen-staddling-the-porch-to-form-the-new-front-of-the-house

this-is-the-old-balcony-window-still-intact-at-present-with-gap-to-hall-below-just-in-front-through-the-window-the-small-steel-can-be-seen-straddling-the-porch-to-form-the-new-front-of-the-house

photo-through-gap-in-the-new-flooring-showing-the-inner-porch-door-below

photo-through-gap-in-the-new-flooring-showing-the-inner-porch-door-below

steel-beam-number-1-showing-it-on-the-inside-of-house-from-upstairs-area

steel-beam-number-1-showing-it-on-the-inside-of-house-from-upstairs-area

view-from-the-orchard-field-down-over-the-the-house-where-the-canopy-can-be-seen-over-the-top

view-from-the-orchard-field-down-over-the-the-house-where-the-canopy-can-be-seen-over-the-top

view-of-back-of-house-new-kitchen-and-canopy-visible-over-the-top-of-main-house-pic-2

view-of-back-of-house-new-kitchen-and-canopy-visible-over-the-top-of-main-house-pic-2

view-of-back-of-house-new-kitchen-and-canopy-visible-over-the-top-of-main-house

view-of-back-of-house-new-kitchen-and-canopy-visible-over-the-top-of-main-house

view-of-back-of-house-and-new-kitchen

view-of-back-of-house-and-new-kitchen

Day 140 – Wednesday 25th January 2017 – phase 2

Day 140 – Wednesday 25th January 2017 – phase 2

Two large steel beams arrived today for craning into place tomorrow to support new roof for house and upstairs

truck-maneouvering-up-drive-with-2-large-half-a-ton-steel-beams

truck-maneouvering-up-drive-with-2-large-half-a-ton-steel-beams

swinging-first-large-new-steel-beam-onto-grass

swinging-first-large-new-steel-beam-onto-grass

swinging-first-large-new-steel-beam-off-truck-onto-the-lawn

swinging-first-large-new-steel-beam-off-truck-onto-the-lawn

first-beam

first-beam

first-large-new-roof-beam

first-large-new-roof-beam

first-beam-another-pic

first-beam-another-pic

beam-swinging-onto-lawn

beam-swinging-onto-lawn

beam-2

beam-2

second-beam

second-beam

second-steel-beam

second-steel-beam

two-beams-on-grass

two-beams-on-grass

herring-bone-supports

In ceiling above the hall herring-bone-supports

herring-bone-supports-above-new-hall

herring-bone-supports-above-new-hall

flooring-stacked-up-and-gap-where-bedroom-wall-will-go

flooring-stacked-up-and-gap-where-bedroom-wall-will-go

flooring-starting-to-go-down

flooring-starting-to-go-down

flooring-to-edge-of-what-will-be-the-new-ensuite

flooring-to-edge-of-what-will-be-the-new-ensuite

edge-of-what-is-to-be-ensuite-bathroom

edge-of-what-is-to-be-ensuite-bathroom

Day 139 – Tuesday 24th January 2017 – phase 2

Day 139 – Tuesday 24th January 2017 – phase 2

Electrician today alongside the builders preparing wiring that will be under the flooring.

upstairs-area-being-prepared-by-electrician-for-new-wiring-for-the-downstairs-hall-area-also-old-chimney-area-clearly-visible-in-the-sloping-roof-this-will-become-a-dormer-window

upstairs-area-being-prepared-by-electrician-for-new-wiring-for-the-downstairs-hall-area-also-old-chimney-area-clearly-visible-in-the-sloping-roof-this-will-become-a-dormer-window

closer-view-of-holes-in-beams-drilled-for-wiring-also-closer-view-of-the-thick-beams

closer-view-of-holes-in-beams-drilled-for-wiring-also-closer-view-of-the-thick-beams

noggins-of-wood-screwed-in-between-beams-to-strengthen-the-floor-structure

noggins-of-wood-screwed-in-between-beams-to-strengthen-the-floor-structure

view-of-the-opening-for-the-staircase-and-the-other-side-of-the-house-which-will-have-a-small-study

view-of-the-opening-for-the-staircase-and-the-other-side-of-the-house-which-will-have-a-small-study

view-of-the-old-balcony-window-and-new-beams

view-of-the-old-balcony-window-and-new-beams

thick-beams-in-place-over-new-downstairs-hall

thick-beams-in-place-over-new-downstairs-hall

flooring-delivered-and-ready-for-installation-in-the-new-upstairs

flooring-delivered-and-ready-for-installation-in-the-new-upstairs

celotex-insulation-delivered-and-ready-to-install-in-new-upstairs

celotex-insulation-delivered-and-ready-to-install-in-new-upstairs

Day 137 – Sunday 22nd January 2017 – back to phase 1

Day 137 – Sunday 22nd January 2017 – back to phase 1 – near completion of the new family bathroom

Fitments all in place, door needs painting or varnishing and also handle required.

Interesting to compare it with how it used to look in September 2016.  See the transformation below.

saturday-3rd-september-small-bedroom-roof-leaked-badly-tiles-have-been-removed

Small bedroom to new bathroom

wet-room-roof-leaking-again

small bedroom

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

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

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

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

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-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

marcus-the-plumber-in-a-very-tight-spot-under-the-floor-in-the-new-bathroom

Spot Marcus, our plumber, in a very tight spot, under the floor in the new bathroom

new-bathroom-pipework-for-shower

new-bathroom-pipework-for-shower

plasterboarding-new-bathroom-beam-boxed-in

plasterboarding-new-bathroom-beam-boxed-in

new-bathroom-wood-floor-laid-first

New family bathroom Old doorway from old bedroom to hall now plaster boarded over. Then new bathroom floor is laid. First a wooden flooring is laid and marked with a grid.

some-floor-tiles-and-wall-tiles-laid-in-new-bathroom

some-floor-tiles-and-wall-tiles-laid-in-new-bathroom

progress-in-new-bathroom-shower-bords-up-bath-fitted-shower-fitted

progress-in-new-bathroom-shower-boards-up-bath-fitted-shower-fitted

new-family-bathroom-picture-2

New Family Bathroom

new-family-bathroom

New Family bathroom – right hand side

new-family-bathroom-picture-3

new-family-bathroom-picture-3

Day 110 – Sunday 4th December 2016

Day 110 – Sunday 4th December 2016

view-of-flooring-from-window-new-units-in-centre

view-of-flooring-from-window-new-units-in-centre – Flooring now finished

flooring-finished-new-kitchen-units-now-sitting-in-centre-of-kitchen-whilst-floor-is-laid

flooring-finished-new-kitchen-units-now-sitting-in-centre-of-kitchen-whilst-floor-is-laid

hatch-put-in

hatch-put-in Access to roof space

slabs-now-being-cemented-into-place-for-new-patio-at-back-of-new-kitchen

slabs-now-being-cemented-into-place-for-new-patio-at-back-of-new-kitchen