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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 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

Day 177 – Wednesday 15th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 177 – Wednesday 15th March 2017 – phase 2

Newly clad side of dormer

Newly clad side of dormer

Newly clad dormer and vent holes created in soffets

Newly clad dormer and vent holes created in soffits

Left side of the dormer also with new cladding

Left side of the dormer also with new cladding

retiling to be completed here on the corner and the ridge over the new bedroom

retiling to be completed here on the corner and the ridge over the new bedroom

new ridge tiles from new kitchen extension and back bedroom to the very original old part of the house

new ridge tiles stretching over the hall from new kitchen extension and back bedroom to the very original old part of the house

Newly tiled roof sloping down sharply to flat roof over utility, not quite completed

Newly tiled roof sloping down sharply to flat roof over utility, not quite completed

Ridge tiles to be completed here

Ridge tiles to be completed here

roof tiled over old kitchen

roof tiled over old kitchen

The three sloping roofs converging on the flat roof of the utility room

The three sloping roofs converging on the flat roof of the utility room

View of the three sloping roofs and view to garden beyond

View of the three sloping roofs and view to garden beyond

view round to flat roof over utility and newly tiled roof sloping down to utility room

view round to flat roof over utility and newly tiled roof sloping down to utility room

View through to field and the polytunnel from the flat roof over the new bedroom

View through to field and the polytunnel from the flat roof over the new bedroom

Wood for fitted wardrobes prepared

Wood for fitted wardrobes prepared

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

Weekend work – Sunday 5th March 2017 – phase 1 and 2

Weekend work – Sunday 5th March 2017 – phase 1 and 2

Phase 1 work this weekend – Tony (brother-in-law) has fitted handles to bathroom and kitchen door and has begun to tile the kitchen (white tiles!)

Phase 2 work this weekend – Paul has been working on the upstairs, beginning the painting of the ceiling in the new upstairs bedroom in readiness for Joe to return and fit the lights.

Handles to door to utility and new family bathroom fitted by Tony

Handles now in place on door to kitchen from utility and door to new family bathroom. Fitted by Tony

The start of the tiling in the new kitchen - thanks Tony!

The start of the tiling in the kitchen – thanks Tony!

This is what is called 'Buttering of tiles'

This is what is called the ‘back buttering’ of tiles. It ensures a thin even coverage of the cement

New white tiles for a new white kitchen

New white tiles with spacers

Tiling starts from the centre of the cooker and works out the way in both directions

Tiling starts from the centre of the cooker and works out the way in both directions

Spirit levels are essential

Spirit levels are essential

tiling in new kitchen

tiling in new kitchen

tiling in new kitchen pic 2

tiling in new kitchen pic 2

Paul putting on the first coat of emulsion in the new bedroom

Paul applying the first coat of watery emulsion to the newly plastered ceiling in the new bedroom

First coat of emulsion on bedroom ceiling

First coat of emulsion on bedroom ceiling

First coat of emulsion on bedroom ceiling pic 2

First coat of emulsion on bedroom ceiling pic 2

First coat of emulsion on bedroom ceiling pic 3

First coat of emulsion on bedroom ceiling pic 3

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

Day 155 – Tuesday 14th February 2017 – phase 2

Day 155 – Tuesday 14th February 2017 – phase 2

fascia-board-and-soffits

Fascia boards and soffits

fascia-board-and-soffits-pic-2

fascia-board-and-soffits-pic-2

insulation-for-upstairs

Celotex insulation for new upstairs

celotex-insulation-in-roof-of-new-bedroom

celotex-insulation-in-roof-of-new-bedroom

wiring-and-insulation-of-bedroom-ceiling-in-progress-today

wiring-and-insulation-of-bedroom-ceiling-in-progress-today

new-wiring-for-lighting-upstairs-by-ballen-electrical

new-wiring-for-lighting-upstairs-by-Ballan-Electrical

fascia-board-and-soffits-fixed-today

fascia-board-and-soffits-fixed-today