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Sunday 9th April 2017 – The Magnolia Tree

Sunday 9th April 2017 – The Magnolia Tree

The Magnolia in the front garden has been beautiful this year.

Magnolia Tree in full bloom

Magnolia Tree in full bloom

Magnolia Tree in full bloom pic 2

Magnolia Tree in full bloom pic 2

Magnolia Tree in full bloom pic 3

Magnolia Tree in full bloom pic 3

Day 188 – Tuesday 4th April 2017 – phase 2

Day 188 – Tuesday 4th April 2017 – phase 2

Scaffolders taking away canopy today

Scaffolders taking away canopy today

Scaffolders taking away canopy today pic 2

Scaffolders taking away canopy today pic 2

Scaffolders removing canopy

Scaffolders removing canopy

Scaffolders removing canopy another picture

Scaffolders removing canopy another picture

canopy packed up

canopy packed up

Springdale with the canopy removed

Springdale with the canopy removed

netting now removed

netting now removed

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 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