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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

Day 193 – Monday 1st May 2017 – phase 2

Day 193 – Monday 1st May 2017 – phase 2

Upstairs bathroom work continued today.  Marcus Kelly, plumber and Josh his assistant

Upstairs bathroom tiling finished today and grouted

Upstairs bathroom floor tiling finished today and grouted

Showerboards in place - also cut perfectly around the beam

Shower boards in place – also cut perfectly around the beam

shower tray in positio

shower tray in position

Connections visible under the shower tray

Connections visible under the shower tray

bathroom floor tiles

bathroom floor tiles

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 170 – Monday 6th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 170 – Monday 6th March 2017 – phase 2

Wooden beam framework in old porch area to create a new floor which will be level with the old hall dining room.

Wooden beam framework in old porch area to create a new floor which will be level with the old hall dining room.

wallpaper still to be stripped off on this side of new sun lounge

wallpaper still to be stripped off on this side of new sun lounge

View towards the old porch, this room will be the new sun lounge, old red paint from years gone by

View towards the old porch, this room will be the new sun lounge, old red paint from years gone by

Old hallway now being stripped of old wallpaper and walls being levelled for plaster skimming

Old hallway now being stripped of old wallpaper and walls being levelled for plaster skimming. Lighter shade of plaster shows where a door has been at some time in the past

New framework to raise up floor in the old porch

New framework to raise up floor in the old porch

plastering in the new study - wires visible from Joe's electrical work for plug socket and Pipes for radiators that Marcus is fitting

plastering in the new study – wires visible from Joe’s electrical work for plug socket and Pipes for radiators that Marcus is fitting

plastering in the new study pic 2

plastering in the new study pic 2

plastering in the new study around the velux window

plastering in the new study around the velux window

plastering in the new study around the newly created cupboard

plastering in the new study around the newly created cupboard

Days 156-159 Wednesday 15th February Monday 20th February 2017

Days 156-159  Wednesday 15th February Monday 20th February 2017

Away for a few days in Edinburgh at a wedding so loads of progress on the build whilst we were in Scotland

 

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dormer-from-side-and-felt-and-battening-on-roof

Roofers have been in and working on both sides of the house

felt-battening-and-dormer

felt-battening-and-dormer

new-dormer-structure

new-dormer-structure

roof-tiled-on-the-right-side-of-house-and-around-the-velux

roof-tiled-on-the-right-side-of-house-and-around-the-velux

scratch-coat-at-top-of-new-front-wall-viewed-from-the-right-side

scratch-coat-at-top-of-new-front-wall-viewed-from-the-right-side

scratch-coat-at-top-of-new-front-wall

scratch-coat-at-top-of-new-front-wall

scratch-coat-on-gable-end

scratch-coat-on-gable-end

view-of-scratch-coat-from-the-left-and-the-felt-and-battening

view-of-scratch-coat-from-the-left-and-the-felt-and-battening

pipes-for-radiator-in-bedroom-under-dormer-window

pipes-for-radiator-in-bedroom-under-dormer-window installed by Marcus Kelly our plumber

pipes-laid-by-plumber-around-new-eaves

pipes-laid-by-plumber-around-new-eaves

area-marked-for-new-walk-in-shower

area-marked-for-new-walk-in-shower

partition-wall-in-front-of-new-eaves-in-bathroom

partition-wall-in-front-of-new-eaves-in-bathroom

insulation-in-new-bathroom-around-window

insulation-in-new-bathroom-around-window

partition-wall-between-study-and-staircase-area

partition-wall-between-study-and-staircase-area

study-and-plasterboarding

study-and-plaster ensuiteboarding

view-of-large-window-in-new-bedroom-from-ensuite

view-of-large-window-in-new-bedroom-from-ensuite

view-of-dormer-from-inside

view-of-dormer-from-inside

bedroom-marked-out-to-establish-positions-of-light-switches-and-plug-sockets

bedroom-marked-out-to-establish-positions-of-light-switches-and-plug-sockets, wiring all in for lights, all installed by Joe O’Hara, Ballen Electrical

electrician-ballen-electrical-has-marked-up-reference-point-for-switches-to-be-transferred-when-plaster-board-is-put-into-place

electrician-ballen-electrical-has-marked-up-reference-point-for-switches-to-be-transferred-when-plaster-board-is-put-into-place

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.

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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.

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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 128 – Wednesday 11th January 2017 – Phase 2

Day 128 – Wednesday 11th January 2017 – Phase 2

before-beam-removal

Picture of before the old beams from the vaulted structure were removed

after-beam-removal

After the beams were removed from old vaulted structure the roof laths can be seen

new-beams-going-in-for-master-bedroom

New beams going in for the master bedroom

beams-removed-pic-2

beams-removed-pic-2

large-hall-and-attic

Large hall and attic space

new-beams-going-into-place-for-bedroom-rectangular-gap-at-middle-back-of-pic-is-where-the-stairs-will-be-located

new-beams-going-into-place-for-bedroom-rectangular-gap-at-middle-back-of-pic-is-where-the-stairs-will-be-located

bedroom-beams-all-going-into-place

bedroom-beams-all-going-into-place

another-view-of-bedroom-beams

another-view-of-bedroom-beams

scaffolding-in-large-hall-and-cutting-equipment-for-new-beams-for-bedroom

scaffolding-in-large-hall-and-cutting-equipment-for-new-beams-for-bedroom

wood-being-stored-inside-bad-weather-forecast-gap-for-staircase-at-top-of-picture

wood-being-stored-inside-bad-weather-forecast-gap-for-staircase-at-top-of-picture

marcus-plumber-going-under-floor-in-hall-re-routing-water-pipes-under-house-pipes-were-in-attic

marcus-plumber-going-under-floor-in-hall-re-routing-water-pipes-under-house-pipes-were-in-attic

marcus-plumber-going-under-floor-in-hall-re-routing-water-pipes-under-house

Marcus-plumber-going-under-floor-in-hall-re-routing-water-pipes-under-house