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Day 196 – Thursday 4th May 2017 – LAST DAY of work on phase 2

Day 196 – Thursday 4th May 2017  – LAST DAY of work on phase 2

Workmen finished today on Springdale after 196 days of men on site.  Work has been on going since June 26th 2016.  Plumber – Marcus Kelly and his mate Josh completed their work on the upstairs bathroom and radiators in the sunroom, bedroom and study.  Their work looks first class.  Springdale is now a totally different place to the house we bought over 2 years ago.

Internal work is still to be completed, but this will be on going for some time.

Pictures of the upstairs bathroom work can be seen below.

View of shower area and towel radiator

View of shower area and towel radiator

Bathroom all finished

Upstairs Bathroom all finished

view to bathroom window

view to bathroom window

New toilet and wash basin

New toilet and wash basin

View of shower, reflection of window in showerboard

View of shower, reflection of window in showerboard

Radiator towel rail in new upstairs bathroom

Radiator towel rail in new upstairs bathroom

Bathroom all finished - view of new shower, showerboards and screen

Bathroom all finished – view of new shower, showerboards and screen

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Day 187 – Thursday 30th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 187 – Thursday 30th March 2017 – phase 2

No work on Wednesday

Today is the last day of the build.  Lots of finishing off tasks and installing new doors downstairs.  Plumber still to do radiators, and bathroom suite upstairs, but all the external build is now complete.  Here are a few pictures, more to come after the scaffolding is removed.

The outside of the house is all ready for unveiling. The scaffolding should come down next week.

The outside of the house is all ready for unveiling. The scaffolding should come down next week.

guttering finished on the right side of house

guttering finished on the right side of house

guttering all finished

guttering all finished

Bat box on the right side of house by bedroom

Bat box on the right side of house by bedroom

bat box at the top of the house under the gable

bat box at the top of the house under the gable

Bat box on the left side of the house

Bat box on the left side of the house

The curtain is down! We now have the archway back and can see our new sun lounge! Superb!

The curtain is down! We now have the archway back and can see our new sun lounge! Superb!

Another view through the archway

Another view through the archway

New door into downstairs bedroom

New door into downstairs bedroom

New glass panelled door into the hall - this will allow some light through

New glass panelled door into the hall – this will allow some light through

Magnolia tree just ready to flower

Magnolia tree just ready to flower

Day 186 – Tuesday 28th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 186 – Tuesday 28th March 2017 – phase 2

New guttering

Guttering is all being replaced around the house

new guttering and downpipes

new guttering and downpipes

new guttering all along sides of Springdale

new guttering all along sides of Springdale

guttering on the right hand side

guttering on the right hand side

guttering all replaced

guttering all replaced

skirting board all made and fixed into place in new sun room

skirting board all made and fixed into place in new sun room

Day 185 – Monday 27th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 185 – Monday 27th March 2017 – phase 2

Springdale nearly finished still with scaffolding

Springdale nearly finished still with scaffolding. View from the back of the house.

Bedroom door now with architrave

Bedroom door now with architrave, also bathroom door both side complete

Cupboard handles on cupboard in study now finished

Cupboard handles on cupboard in study now finished

 

Looking down the new staircase - new handrail up and fitted on the right pic 2

Looking down the new staircase – new handrail up and fitted on the right – pic 2

Looking down the new staircase - new handrail up and fitted on the right

Looking down the new staircase – new handrail up and fitted on the right

Stair rail now with spindles all stained and treated, the rest to complete after work is complete upstairs

Stair rail now with spindles all stained and treated, the rest to complete after work is complete upstairs

New staircase with the stained and treated spindles now fitted

New staircase with the stained and treated spindles now fitted

left gable and new gutterings and downpipes

left gable and new gutterings and downpipes

Old guttering now removed as an extra to the original work - old guttering was full of holes and broken in places

Old guttering now removed as an extra to the original work – old guttering was full of holes and broken in places

Old guttering removed

Old guttering removed

Vents complete under dormer roof

Vents complete under dormer roof

Dormer with vents below guttering just visible

Dormer with vents below guttering just visible

Fuse boxes now all labelled up by Joe, Ballan Electrical

Fuse boxes now all labelled up by Joe, Ballan Electrical

Old alarm wires removed, fuse switch removed and general tidy up of all wiring in utility room

Old alarm wires removed, fuse switch removed and general tidy up of all wiring in utility room

Sockets relocated in the utility room, fuse switch removed from above by Joe, Ballan Electrical

Sockets relocated in the utility room, fuse switch removed from above by Joe, Ballan Electrical

Smoke alarm changed so will not be set off by cooking, just smoke

Smoke alarm changed so will not be set off by cooking, just smoke

Old light which had been removed on a previous occasion by Joe now replaced with smaller light to match the rest of the sun room, also on the same circuit

Old light which had been removed on a previous occasion by Joe now replaced with smaller light to match the rest of the sun room, also on the same circuit

new smaller light in archway connected to the lights in the sunroom

new smaller light in archway connected to the lights in the sunroom

Skirting boards around bedroom now complete

Skirting boards around bedroom now complete

Skirting boards around bedroom now complete pic 2

Skirting boards around bedroom now complete pic 2

Day 184 – Friday 24th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 184 – Friday 24th March 2017 – phase 2

Into the final stages now as the outside is nearly finished with just vents and guttering to be completed.  Inside the staircase will be finished next week and some new doors, which are extras to the build, will be fitted.  Today 3 bat boxes were fixed into position as required by our bat licence.

Bat box 2

Bat box 2, a small slit at the bottom allows a bat to enter

Bat box 1 - shadowed by scaffolding

Bat box 1 – shadowed by scaffolding

Bat box 3 painted white to blend in with the house

Bat box 3 painted white to blend in with the house

Looking down into sun room from scaffolding

Looking down into sun room from scaffolding

New guttering and down pipes from flat roof

New guttering and down pipes from flat roof

New guttering and down pipes pic 2

New guttering and down pipes pic 2

New guttering up around the dormer window

New guttering up around the dormer window

Bathroom door now with handles fitted

Bathroom door now with handles fitted

Inside the new wardrobes - hanging rails and small shelf - perfect, thanks Steve and Luke

Inside the new wardrobes – hanging rails and small shelf – perfect! thanks Steve and Luke

Wardrobe under the sloping roof adapted to fit

Wardrobe under the sloping roof adapted to fit

Wardrobe with longer hanging space for longer clothes

Wardrobe with longer hanging space for longer clothes

Wardrobe with panelling showing on sides and fronts - looks so smart

Wardrobe with panelling showing on sides and front – looks so smart

Wardrobe, one door open

Wardrobe, one door open

 

Cupboard in the study over the stairs - now with fitted doors

Cupboard in the study over the stairs – now with fitted doors

Day 182 – Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – phase 2

Day 182 – Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – phase 2

New staircase has arrived

New staircase has arrived!

Parts of the staircase

Parts of the staircase – spindles, rail, step

New staircase now fixed in place in our new sun lounge, looks so smart and takes up little room

First view of the new staircase to the upstairs bedroom – New staircase now fixed in place in our new sun lounge, looks so smart and takes up little room! So happy with it! Thanks to our builders Steve and Luke.

Side of staircase - no spindles yet

Side of staircase – no spindles yet

Looking up staircase

Looking up staircase

Front of the house at present, soon to be unwrapped

Front of the house at present, soon to be unwrapped

Roof now finished by Royston, all ridge tiles now on

Roof now finished by Royston, all ridge tiles now on

Ridge tiles

Ridge tiles

Ridge tiles all with clips to hold in place

Ridge tiles all with clips to hold in place

Ridge tile clips

Ridge tile clips

Tiling below dormer now also completed

Tiling below dormer now also completed

View looking down over the sloping roof of the dormer side of the house

View looking down over the sloping roof of the dormer side of the house

View over the back of the house and the new ride tiles that have replaced the old crumbling ones

View over the back of the house and the new ridge tiles that have replaced the old crumbling ones

Fixed ridge tiles

Fixed ridge tiles

Corner joint where 2 ridges join

Corner joint where 2 ridges join

View over the top flat roof with ridge tiles now back on, and new ones over the gables

View over the top flat roof with ridge tiles now back on, and new ones over the gables

Day 180 – Monday 20th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 180 – Monday 20th March 2017 – phase 2

It's sunny in the new sun lounge!

It’s sunny in the new sun lounge!

Royston has been cementing in the gable ends

Royston the roofer has been cementing in the gable ends

Cementing of the roof tiles at the gable end

Cementing of the roof tiles at the gable end

Parts of the roof still to be completed

Parts of the roof still to be completed

View from the top of the house over the back roofs

View from the top of the house over the back roofs

View over the flat roof of the utility and progress of the retiling

View over the flat roof of the utility and progress of the retiling

View over the right side of the roof and velux from the top flat roof

View over the right side of the roof and velux from the top flat roof

Top of the house, over the new bedroom

Top of the house, over the new bedroom

Wills in the new Sun Room

Wills in the new Sun Room

Skirting boards going in, round bedroom and study

Skirting boards going in, round bedroom and study

Skirting boards going in, round bedroom and study pic 2

Skirting boards going in, round bedroom and study pic 2